Science

Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

Aug 15, 2018

Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption

Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

Aug 11, 2018

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).

The Latest: Soldiers pull man alive from collapsed mosque

Aug 7, 2018

Soldiers have a pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque that collapsed in the northern Lombok during Sunday night's powerful earthquake

The Latest: Lombok quake death toll rises to 98

Aug 6, 2018

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the death toll from the Lombok earthquake has risen to 98 from the previously announced 91

Strong quake hits Indonesian island, killing at least 14

Jul 29, 2018

A strong and shallow earthquake has killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali

Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

Jul 18, 2018

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile

Chinese professor suspended following misconduct complaints

Jul 12, 2018

A leading Chinese university has suspended a prominent primatologist in a victory for China's slow-building #MeToo movement

Cult leader executed for Japan sarin attacks still a mystery

Jul 6, 2018

The execution of Shoko Asahara and six cult members leaves questions about the group that amassed weapons in preparation for the apocalypse then used sarin gas to attack commuters on the Tokyo subway

Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected

Jul 3, 2018

The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted, ejecting a column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes

Malaysia expands Cabinet, appoints youngest-ever minister

Jul 2, 2018

Another 13 Malaysian lawmakers have been appointed to Malaysia's cabinet, including a 25-year-old touted as the country's youngest minister, and a science minister who will focus on green technology and climate change

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