Science

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Dec 21, 2018

The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Dec 20, 2018

Japan is considering leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts after decades of unsuccessfully campaigning to gain support for the cause

Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

Dec 16, 2018

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky

Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

Dec 13, 2018

Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Nov 27, 2018

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

Nov 26, 2018

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks investigations, outrage

Chinese scientist claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered

Nov 26, 2018

Chinese scientist claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Nov 21, 2018

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach including 115 drinking cups, 25 bags and two flip-flops

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

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