For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts

Collecting a vampire bat’s feces is not an easy task. You must go into the jungle, to the cave where the bats live, then lurk at the entrance at dawn...

Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

A bridge under construction in a mountainous region of central Colombia has collapsed, throwing 10 workers about 900 feet to their deaths. The victims had been doing drainage work on...

P.R.I. Closes In on Narrow Victory in State of Mexico Governor’s Race

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s most powerful political party was on the verge of a narrow victory in the race for the governorship of the nation’s most populous state, according...

In Peru’s Deserts, Melting Glaciers Are a Godsend (Until They’re Gone)

VIRU, Peru — The desert blooms now. Blueberries grow to the size of Ping-Pong balls in nothing but sand. Asparagus fields cross dunes, disappearing over the horizon. The desert produce...

What Is the United Nations? Explaining Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Nearly everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 73rd...

Hurricane Irma Heads Toward Dominican Republic After Devastating Barbuda

• The death toll from Hurricane Irma stood at 11 on Thursday morning, but the authorities warned that it would rise as communications improved. • The storm, one of the...

U.N. General Assembly Updates: Trump to Chair Security Council Meeting

A day after President Trump appeared before the United Nations and made clear his disdain for a global approach to problem solving, he returns on Wednesday to wield the...

Justin Trudeau and the Case of the ‘Star Wars’ Socks

The same day that President Trump hosted the Australian prime minister in New York aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a political meeting of a different sort took place further...

U.N. General Assembly Updates: Israelis and Palestinians to Address Meeting

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, a day after President Trump said he hoped to engineer the framework for a...

As Female Elk Age, They Learn to Evade Hunters

If you come across an old elk in southwestern Canada, chances are it is female. Though male elk, or bulls, rarely make it past 5 years old because they are...