A Japanese evacuation center turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend, prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime mi
Japan's biggest refiner, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, said on Tuesday it has resumed land shipments at its Negishi refinery, near Tokyo, in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis,
An amazingly well-preserved iron arrowhead was found up in the moutains of Hardanger in Norway by a local resident.
Chile's Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Monday that it is evaluating the closure of its Ventanas copper smelter in a polluted coastal region.
An earthenware piece bearing a drawing of a possible female shaman was unearthed during excavation work in western Japan, local officials announced.
Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new s
A new study by biologists explains how sexual cooperation and bonding evolves in bird species that form pair bonds.
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patien
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NASA released a new video that shows how a supernova morphs and moves over a period of 13 years.
Tropical Depression Fifteen has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is forecast to become a tropical storm by early Tuesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NH
A couple of bears in Colorado were caught on video enjoying the states warm weather last week by crashing a residents pool and taking a dip as they prepare forwinter hibe
A large low pressure system located less than 300 miles southeast of Cabo Verde Islands has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hur
A remarkable set of images show humpback whales near Alaska using an unconventional method to catch their dinner blowing bubbles.
An international team of scientists has developed a genetic engineering tool that makes producing and analyzing microbial secondary metabolites -- the basis for many impo
A fee levied on German consumers to support renewable power is likely to rise by 1.5-4.6% in 2020, industry sources said on Monday, a day before power network operators a
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other fo
The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes. Researchers
Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study.
Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on MRI scans after head injury but
A study from MIT reveals glycans, branched sugar molecules found in mucus, can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effect
Topological insulators are innovative materials that conduct electricity on the surface, but act as insulators on the inside. Physicists have begun investigating how they
Researchers showed in animal models that the default injury response of spinal discs can be temporarily stopped to allow for better treatment.
Scientists have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any external force. Just as a guitar string vibrates when plucked, the wire -- 100,000 times thin
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence
Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks -- including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous
Oaks have a complex evolutionary history that has long eluded scientists. New research, however, provides the most detailed account to date of the evolution of oaks, reco
New research shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet - the ability to stick to just about any surface -- can be created by harnes
Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures -- known as dendrites and whiskers -- that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a sh
Astronomers have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the process, they spotted a tin
Researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electr
Through a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method, researchers are able to observe electron distribution between atoms and molecules and uncover clues to the
Using innovative new methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and newspaper to track levels of national happiness from 1820. Their research co
A huge asteroid is about to skim past Earth at its closest approach in 115 years.
Microphones catch a submarine vent firing uberbubbles that floated to the surface and formed massive water domes.
It's long been established that the Moon contains significant amounts of ice and water,including frozen waterfound on the lunar surface last year. Now, a new study sugges
A 111-foot huge asteroid is zooming towards Earth at a gut-wrenching speed of 22,000 miles per hour and will be 50 times closer to Earth than the closest neighbouring pla
Hilda Flavia Nakabuye is a 22-year-old Ugandan college student, who recently delivered a powerful speech in Copenhagen on the climate crisis
Unusually heavy rain last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions has disturbed the development of the October-to-March main crop and disease is spreadin
An international team of researchers has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosi
Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, while rain fe
The 14th Conference of Parties in New Delhi saw delegates discuss desertification in detail. Here are the discussions they did and decisions they made
German railway operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] has launched a tender for 5% of its annual electricity supply from renewable sources for the next eight years, aiming to ge
A low pressure system over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Africa, has a 70% chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the
Agriculture, mining and quarrying, manufacturing and construction — sectors which account for 73 per cent of output in poor countries' are most vulnerable
Windfarms, solar panels and biomass have outcompeted gas and coal power stations for the first time ever over a whole quarter, in a significant milestone
Firefighters have tightened their grip on a deadly Los Angeles wildfire burning with subdued fury on Sunday after extremely dry desert winds that had stoked the flames ga
The sole-surviving baby cheetah of her mothers litter has been paired with a rescue puppy at the Cincinnati Zoo, and video showed the playmates becoming fast friends.
Europe's climate change credentials face an acid test this week when the bloc's lending arm, the European Investment Bank, decides whether or not to stop funding fossil f