Science

Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

Mar 5, 2019

Philippine authorities have found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Mar 5, 2019

Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species

China drafts rules on biotech after gene-editing scandal

Feb 27, 2019

China unveils draft regulations on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist's claim of helping to create gene-edited babies roiled the global science community

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

Feb 22, 2019

A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

Feb 21, 2019

Japanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth

Lava, gas flowing out Indonesia volcano sends people fleeing

Feb 5, 2019

An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes has sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

Jan 31, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest with the public about remaining uncertainties

Radiation leaks at Japan plutonium lab; no workers exposed

Jan 30, 2019

A Japanese state-run nuclear fuel laboratory near Tokyo has detected a radiation leak in its plutonium handling facility, but no workers were exposed to radiation

Indonesia's Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

Jan 30, 2019

Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 4,590 feet down its slopes

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