In a heartfelt plea, Pope Francis has called for the death penalty to be abolished across the globe. The pontiff said the holy commandment, “Thou shalt not kill”, should be applied to both the innocent and guilty. Read more.
On the heels of new research showing that the world's oceans are rapidly warming, scientists revealed Wednesday that a huge patch of hot water in the northeast Pacific Ocean dubbed "the blob" was to blame for killing about one million seabirds. Read more.