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Polar freeze grips United States; over 4,390 flights cancelled, business disrupted

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 04:08

A blast of Arctic air gripped the vast middle of the United States on Monday, bringing the coldest temperatures felt in two decades, causing at least four deaths, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights.

Climate change causing mangroves to grow in Florida

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 16:20

Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded enormously on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished, says a study.

Surfers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Florida

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:37

More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Florida`s Atlantic coast.

Robots to the rescue at international trials in Florida

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 09:39

As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the audience.

Why some stars are bigger than others

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 13:49

Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope to survey the cores of some of the darkest, coldest, and densest clouds in Milky Way galaxy to search for the telltale signs of star formation.

Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:31

The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department-sponsored competition.

11 whales found dead in Florida Keys

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:45

Eleven whales presumed to be from the pod that was stranded last week in southwest Florida were found dead over the weekend in the lower Florida Keys, officials said.

11 whales found dead in southwest Florida

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 06:19

Eleven whales presumed to be from the pod that was stranded last week in southwest Florida were found dead over the weekend in the lower Florida Keys, officials said.

Fate of 40 stranded Florida whales unclear

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 21:06

After a three-day rescue effort, the fate of 40 whales hung in the balance, with officials saying they had lost track of two dozen of them in southern Florida.

Kanye West leaves stage during Florida concert

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 14:43

Kanye West halted his show in Tampa Bay, Florida midway after things did not go according to his plan.

Meteorite found in the Sahara sheds light on Martian crust

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:40

A meteorite found in the Sahara last year by Bedouin tribesmen is a rock from Mars, revealing that the Red Planet`s crust formed 4.4 billion years ago, scientists reported on Wednesday.

NASA’s MAVEN mission set off for Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 00:31

The US space agency (NASA) has launched its latest orbiter to Mars Monday on the hunt for clues about why the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere.