The movie's creators wanted the light in the skies over their mythical city to look realistic and amazing. The technical team worked 39,000 hours to develop the software in the nick of time.
Experienced surfers can feel it. The changing water temperatures and tides on the California coast. Heading into the next century, waves could dramatically shift direction away from shore.
Americans love to eat guacamole, and that means avocados are always in demand. Peru, Chile and Mexico are big exporters of avocados to the U.S. Colombia wants to join that group.
The book "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which was inspired by a former slave's autobiography, is attracting new interest. So is the house that once belonged to the plantation where he lived.
People come from all over the world to climb Mount Everest. Nepal's sherpa guides make a good living helping them climb. But a year after a deadly avalanche, sherpas wonder: is it worth it?
Women have input in 80 percent of all car buying decisions. But they are the most unhappy with automotive products, an auto advice website says. More female engineers could change that.
Celebrating Black History Month, Michelle Obama and a group of women from the civil rights movement spoke of the importance of education. They agreed it is key to opening doors.
Rosa Parks was a fascinating woman known all over the world. She wrote in journals her whole life. A collection of her writings, documents and photos are now on display in Washington, D.C.
Kite making is a traditional Chinese art that could be lost to the clouds if more young people do not take an interest. Older kite makers are eager to share their passion for the symbolic craft.
Supporters of Turkey's secular traditions say the President Erdogan is taking a new ideological path when it comes to national education policy.
Our pet dogs don't stay around with us for as may years as we would like. When a dog hits 10 years old, it is considered to be elderly. Anti-aging research may have come up with a solution.
Scientists have long wondered how sea turtles can be out in the middle of the ocean, but when it comes time to lay eggs, find their way back to the same beach where they were hatched.
The look in his eye is back. George is a little less lonesome surrounded by other extinct species at the American Museum of Natural History. With no descendants, he was the last of his kind.
Residents and law enforcement officials in one North Carolina town are trying to avoid the kind of situations that resulted in civilian deaths last summer in Missouri and New York City.
The suburbs of France are deeply divided. The people feel less connected to the rest of the nation based on their race, religion and geography. The president hopes to change that.
The people of Mosul tried to protect the city's history and artifacts as best they could, even risking death. But militants stormed libraries, lighting fires and destroying most books in their path.
Kids have a new argument against video game screen-time limits set by parents. Researchers say gaming might not be such a waste of time and could improve memory and brain power.
A Sierra Nevada red fox has not been seen in Yosemite since 1915. They do not like to be around humans so we don't know much about them. Wildlife biologists hope to change that.
Researchers found that players who had started playing before the age of 12 performed worse on a series of cognitive tests than those who had started after their 12th birthday.
Uncovering a potential new masterpiece is enough to send the art world buzzing. Finding one by Leonardo da Vinci can create a frenzy. An art expert cautions waiting for the facts.
For this Valentine's Day in the U.S., three-quarters of the flowers people buy will come from the Andean nation. It's the world's second-largest flower exporter.
Rising sea levels and other climate change events have left Bangladesh's soil unusually salty and unusable. A nonprofit has introduced vertical gardening to some villages with great success.
A medical group calls it a good idea, mostly because teenagers can't go to sleep earlier. Their bodies delay releasing a hormone that tells the body it's time to go to sleep.
A group of pumpkin growers in Wisconsin takes their crops seriously. Very seriously. "It's crazy how cool they are," one grower says of the giant pumpkins that can weigh over 1,700 pounds.
New studies suggest at least 50 percent — and perhaps 70 percent — of all contagious Ebola patients in West Africa would need to be isolated and kept from infecting others.
The effort resembles others in Obama's second-term agenda, as it seeks participation from businesses and individuals and doesn't depend on the approval of Congress.
The bone fragments, about 12,600 years old, are the sole human remains associated with the Clovis culture.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to open its doors late next year or in early 2015.
It was the first ruling of its kind. The orangutan, named Sandra, was living in a cage at the Buenos Aires Zoo for the last 20 years. Experts must find her a new home away from the zoo.
The six states are going back to court to fight a California law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015. The law bans the sale of all eggs from hens kept in cramped cages.
The Pittsburgh Zoo has herding dogs that it uses to help with its African elephants. Animal-rights group PETA says it's dangerous that the two work closely because elephants are moody.