Science

Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

Sep 4, 2019

Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant's safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks

Thailand's lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic

Aug 17, 2019

An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

Apr 15, 2019

A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning triggered by Sulawesi quake

Apr 12, 2019

Indonesia's geophysics agency said it has ended a tsunami warning that was trigged by a strong earthquake east of Sulawesi island

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

2 busts in Singapore reveal 38,000 endangered pangolins lost

Apr 11, 2019

Singapore seizes record haul of more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to 38,000 mammals, spurring calls for more protection by wildlife groups

Japan spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

Apr 5, 2019

Japan's space agency says an explosive dropped from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the way for the collection of underground samples

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions

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