Other Science & Environment News
Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off1/11/2014 7:08
The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.
Obama, Red Cross see progress in Ebola battle29/10/2014 9:33
US President Barack Obama and the Red Cross have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won, amid a dramatic in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.
Australia issues blanket visa ban on Ebola-hit countries28/10/2014 9:45
Australia came under fire on Tuesday from health experts and rights advocates after it issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.
UN climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage27/10/2014 12:03
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
Orbital cargo ship readies for Monday launch27/10/2014 11:51
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship is preparing to launch to the International Space Station Monday, aiming to carry some 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) of materials for space experiments.
Game changer: Doctors transplant 'dead' hearts26/10/2014 11:48
Australian surgeons said on Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.
Obama: 'We have to be guided by the facts, not fear' on Ebola26/10/2014 10:47
President Barack Obama commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and told Americans in his weekly address that the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear."
The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved26/10/2014 10:44
In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in Earth's history.