Long-term global warming has brought the world five times as many record-breaking hot months worldwide - ten times as many in parts of Europe, Africa and southern Asia. And it's only going to get worse.
Scientists say they've made a major breakthrough in understanding Earth's climate machine by reconstructing highly accurate records of changes in ice volume and deep-ocean temperatures over the last 1.5 million years.
With interest in the sinking of the Titanic reaching, well, titanic proportions, genealogy site Ancestry.com has released thousands of records online relating to the passengers and crew.
The US Justice Department appeared in an Alexandria Federal Court yesterday to defend demands for the Twitter records of three associates of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.