International News Archive - December 31, 2012
Some of the UK's top technology pioneers, including the founder of video game publisher Eidos Interactive, are among those being recognized by the Queen as part of her annual New Year's Honours list.
South West China, Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world.
A recent study used bird watching records to build up the first bird watching database in China, which found a batch of new records of national level and a trend of species moving to higher latitude and higher elevation regions.
An international team of researchers has found that a pair of massive, historical earthquakes ruptured the surface in the central Himalayas.
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.