Thursday, November 7, 2013
Swiss aviator Yves “Jetman” Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another — Japan's Mount Fuji.
Researchers studying the effects of climate change on polar bears are experimenting with the idea of crowdsourcing data as improving technology allows anybody with an Internet connection to monitor the animals' annual migration in Canada.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
India's first mission to Mars blasted off successfully on Tuesday, completing the first stage of an 11-month journey that could see New Delhi's low-cost program win Asia's race to the Red Planet.
As many as one in five Sun-like stars may have a planet the size of Earth, and the nearest could be in systems visible to the naked eye, U.S. astronomers said Monday.
A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a Godzilla-like monster.
China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space program on Tuesday, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon's surface in an upcoming mission.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Africans were treated Sunday to a spectacular solar eclipse that swept across the continent, while sky-gazers in the United States and Europe also glimpsed the rare phenomenon.
A single dose — rather than the recommended three — of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer, researchers said Monday., 1 Comment
Monday, November 4, 2013
Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts.