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Fish caught on video using a rock to break open a clam

It isn’t just humans, apes, dolphins, birds, and octopuses who use tools. Even fish have been spied using rocks to break open shellfish — and now a video of an orange-dotted tuskfish doing just that is available to prove the claim. The video was shot by Giacomo Bernardi, professor of…

CIA denies spying on U.S. critic of Iraq war

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency on Friday denied allegations by an ex-spy that it had sought information on a US professor who was critical of the Iraq war in order to discredit him. Glenn Carle, who served as a top CIA counter-terrorism official, had told The New York Times…

Jon Huntsman considers White House bid

WASHINGTON — Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, after not quite two years as US President Barack Obama’s ambassador to China, has returned home to weigh whether to seek the White House for himself in 2012. But analysts warn that the 51-year-old former diplomat will likely struggle to win over fellow…

50 million ‘environmental refugees’ by 2020, experts say

WASHINGTON – Fifty million “environmental refugees” will flood into the global north by 2020, fleeing food shortages sparked by climate change, experts warned at a major science conference that ended here Monday. “In 2020, the UN has projected that we will have 50 million environmental refugees,” Cristina Tirado, a professor…

Alabama professor charged in killings was suspect in attempted bombing of Harvard professor

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A woman biology professor accused of murdering three University of Alabama colleagues after she had been denied a promotion was in US police custody Sunday, as a new report emerged about a fatal shooting in her past. “Authorities have said the suspect in a fatal shooting spree…

Prof charged with murder in campus shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A woman biology professor accused of murdering three University of Alabama colleagues after she had been denied a promotion was in US police custody Sunday, as a new report emerged about a fatal shooting in her past. Amy Bishop, 45, a mother of four, was charged with…

Authors of Bush torture memos to be cleared of misconduct

The men who advised former President Bush to waterboard detainees and deprive them of sleep will be cleared of charges of professional misconduct by a Justice Department ethics report.…

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