South Korean officials are cracking down on vendors who sell unregistered selfie sticks.
The experiment, in which DNA molecules were attached to the outside of a rocket, could be the basis for "a model for nucleic acids that could serve as biomarkers in the search for past or present extraterrestrial life", said a study.
The goal has been viewed on the internet millions of times. That could help Stephanie Roche beat the big name World Cup stars to the Puskas Award when it is announced on Jan 12.
Smog in Beijing has now crossed into hazardous levels, barely two weeks after the clear skies witnessed during the APEC summit.
One of the most valuable and coveted books in the world, the First Folio, has been discovered in the library of the town of Saint-Omer near Calais.
Sambo, a 54-year-old female, had been a fixture at the Cambodian capital's Wat Phnom temple since 1980.
The piano - on which Sam (Dooley Wilson) famously plays "As Time Goes By" at the request of his one-time love Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - was among 200 items from Hollywood's golden age that went under the hammer at Bonham's in New York.
The decision, announced at a press conference in Berlin, covers priceless paintings and sketches by Picasso, Monet, Chagall and other masters that were discovered by chance in 2012 in the Munich flat of Cornelius Gurlitt.
The shift is the consequence of a low birth rate and the natural longer life expectancy of women in a country undergoing a sharp generational shift.
Now, as fighting rumbles on between between pro-Russian insurgents and government forces, cadets are pledging an oath of loyalty to the rebels' self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR).