Science

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Oct 22, 2018

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died at age 90

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Oct 20, 2018

European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun

Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Oct 12, 2018

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface

Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

Oct 9, 2018

An Indonesian scientist had warned of a quake and tsunami occurring in the area hard-hit by last month's disasters; the government had even mapped areas at risk of liquefaction in which soft ground turns to mud

Japan to revise northern Pacific sei whaling program

Oct 4, 2018

Japan says it will revise one of its two major research whaling programs after an international organization said bringing home and selling sei whale violates a convention protecting endangered species

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

Oct 4, 2018

A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake, but no evacuations were ordered

Japanese spacecraft drops observation device onto asteroid

Oct 3, 2018

A German-French observation device has safely landed on an asteroid after a Japanese spacecraft released it as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system

A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia on the same island as earlier earthquake, but no evacuations immediately

Oct 3, 2018

A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia on the same island as earlier earthquake, but no evacuations immediately

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