`Jurassic World` bites into box office, snapping Pixar streak

Another thundering performance for "Jurassic World" at the box office snapped up $102 million for Universal this weekend, handing Pixar a second place opening for its first time.

US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct
US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct

Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from parts of Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, US wildlife managers said on Tuesday.

Scientists to decode the mystery of night-time thunderstorms

Armed with more than 100 scientific instruments, researchers from across North America are set to spend six weeks this summer probing night-time thunderstorms that mysteriously form without a prod from the sun's heat.

Starbucks `gives away` drinks after US system outage

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but fear not because there was free coffee supposedly going at Starbucks in North America on Friday after a major computer glitch.

Tyrannosaurs were violent cannibals

 Remains of a mutilated victim provide strong evidence that T Rex and his kin were violent animals and practised cannibalism.

'Hind-leg walking' croc ancestors ruled North America before dinosaurs

Before dinosaurs took control, it were the crocodilian ancestors who ruled as North America's top predators, suggests new findings.

Canada shuttering key big-lens observatory

Canada is shuttering a critical teaching observatory in eastern North America where the first dark skies reserve was created, its director told AFP on Wednesday.

First H7N9 bird flu case confirmed in North America

Canadian authorities have announced the first case of H7N9 bird flu in North America in a woman who recently travelled to China.

Bird flu confirmed in Canadian patient after China trip

The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a Canadian woman who recently returned from a trip to China, health officials said Monday.

Dogs migrated to the Americas 10,000 years ago: Study
Dogs migrated to the Americas 10,000 years ago: Study

 Dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants crossed to North America, a new large-scale study suggests.

Sony's ''The Interview'' earns $31 mn online, $5 mn at theatres

Sony`s provocative North Korea parody "The Interview" has earned more than USD 31 million from online, cable and telecoms sales since its December release, Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Tuesday. 

Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' 2014's highest foreign-lingo grosser in North America
Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' 2014's highest foreign-lingo grosser in North America

 Aamir Khan's ' PK' has become the highest-grossing foreign language film in North America.

'Solid Patels' to hit 550 screens in North America
'Solid Patels' to hit 550 screens in North America

Filmmaker Saurabh Varma's "Solid Patels" will release in 550 screens in North America alone.

Users can now see song lyrics above search results on Google

Google has introduced a feature where it will provide the song lyrics above the search results in North America wherein the lyrics would be reportedly recorded in the Google Play Store .

Rare earthquake shakes US states

 A shallow 4.8-magnitude earthquake rattled large parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, a rare occurrence for two US states more used to tornadoes than tremors.

Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: Agency

 Russia said on Wednesday it planned to send long-range bombers on flight patrols over North American waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, but the Pentagon played down Moscow`s mission as routine training in international airspace.

Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11,500 years ago

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska are more than 11,500 years old and offer new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers said Monday.

N America treated to partial solar eclipse Thursday

North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Warming climate restructuring bird population
Warming climate restructuring bird population

Driven by a warming climate, birds typically found in more southerly regions are gradually pushing north, restructuring the communities of birds that spend their winter in northern latitudes, research has found.