Top 5 at 5: Science and Technology stories
A Geminid fireball explodes over the Mojave Desert in the Jojave Desert, Calif. on Dec. 13, 2009. This year's show takes place Dec. 12 to 16 and peaks overnight Dec. 13 to 14. (Wally Pacholka/AstroPics.com/Associated Press)
Each day, we bring you a list of Top 5 stories. Sometimes they're the most read stories of the day, other times we focus on a specific region or category. Today, we bring you the five science and technology stories that generated the most views.
As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, do the bulk of the China-based cyberattacks stealing critical data from U.S. companies and government agencies, according to U.S. cybersecurity analysts and experts in Washington.
The Geminid meteor shower, billed by NASA as the best of the year, begins Monday and is expected to peak on Tuesday night.Shooting stars appearing to originate from the constellation Gemini are expected to streak across the skies between Dec. 12 and 16, peaking between Dec. 13 and 14, the U.S. space agency says.
A psychedelic gecko and a monkey with an "Elvis" hairdo are among 208 new species described last year by scientists in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, a conservation group announced Monday.
Sighting a hard-shelled sea turtle off British Columbia's coast is extremely rare, so experts are both puzzled and concerned that three such turtles have washed ashore in the last two weeks on Vancouver Island.
Sky watchers in Western Canada had an opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse early Saturday morning -- for the last time until 2014. The Earth's shadow covered the moon completely for a little over 50 minutes, starting at 6:05 a.m. PT on Saturday.
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