Science

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

May 11, 2018

Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with pyroclastic matter, sand and a column of ash

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

Apr 26, 2018

A study by Chinese geologists suggests the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has likely collapsed

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Apr 2, 2018

China's Tiangong 1 space station has mostly burned up over the South Pacific upon re-entry into the atmosphere

The Latest: Space station re-entry called mostly successful

Apr 2, 2018

An Australian astrophysicist says the defunct Chinese space station had a "mostly successful" re-entry but would have been better if it hadn't been spinning in its final descent

Chinese space office says the defunct Tiangong 1 space station has re-entered atmosphere and mostly burned up

Apr 2, 2018

Chinese space office says the defunct Tiangong 1 space station has re-entered atmosphere and mostly burned up

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

30 treated for gas exposure as Indonesia volcano belches

Mar 22, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says 30 people have been treated for gas exposure after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater

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