Scientists warn that the world is closest to global catastrophe it's ever been.
A model of the landing module "Philae" is pictured at the ESA/ESOC (European Space Agency / European Space Operation Center) in Darmstadt, western Germany, on November 12, 2014.
On Wednesday, mankind finally made contact with a comet. The Rosetta spacecraft defied all odds and dropped its payload, a comet-sniffing probe named Philae, on a cold, speeding target more than 300 million miles from Earth.
Shailene Woodley (left) and Theo James star in Divergent. Woodley has been nominated for People's Choice awards for her role in the movie.
Rising Hollywood star Shailene Woodley - the face of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars - topped big-screen nominations for the People’s Choice awards announced in the US on Tuesday with four nods.
A blind dolphin swims along the Indus river in the southern Pakistani city of Sukkur.
After thousands of years swimming the mighty Indus River the gentle, blind dolphin is under threat from a combination of uncontrolled fishing and damage to its habitat caused by man-made dams
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, October 28, 2014,
Children at schools in Texas, New Jersey and Michigan had worked for a year to develop projects for the International Space Station, only to have them explode in Tuesday's launch failure
Princess Manjoe, 13, left, and Georgina, 12,  sit near their family home as they undergo 21 days of quarantine on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia, after their mother, Mary Nyanfort, 40, died of a suspected Ebola infection two days before.
One man's battle to trace Ebola contacts seems impossible in the face of the reality on the ground
Ashoka Mukpo
Video journalist Ashoka Mukpo had been working with NBC in Liberia, filming the fight against Ebola. Then the unthinkable happened, he tested positive
Oscar de la Renta watches as the final model walks the runway during the presentation of his Spring 2013 collection at Fashion Week in New York
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
Do you fancy sitting on a book? No, you haven't misread the question: not with a book, but on a book. In fact, why not do both at the same time? Sit on a book with a book?
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo (R) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (L) wave to media at the Parliament building shortly before Widodo's swearing ceremony on October 20, 2014.
Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda.
A man holds a poster with images of police officers suspected of being involved in beating up a pro-democracy protester as captured on news footage earlier in the day, at a rally next to the police headquarters in Hong Kong on October 15, 2014.
The United States has called for a "swift, transparent and complete" investigation into the beating of a handcuffed Hong Kong democracy protester by plain-clothes police, as fresh street clashes broke out early today.