Technology to Make Cleaner Energy From Coal Is Stumbling in Practice
A large-scale project in Canada to capture carbon from a coal-burning power plant has fallen short of its goal and its costs are soaring....
Did an asteroid slam into Jupiter?
If something slams into Jupiter and two strangers a thousand miles away from each other film it, does it count?
Scientists attempt to regain contact with Japan's malfunctioning Hitomi satellite
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is attempting to regain contact with its malfunctioning Hitomi astronomy satellite.
Giant 'Siberian unicorn' existed much more recently than previously thought, experts say
A now-extinct giant ‘Siberian unicorn’ existed much more recently than previously thought, paleontologists say.
Planet discovery fuels interest in mythical world of deep space
When astronomers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena announced in January that they’d discovered a giant planet in our distant...
Alaskan Volcano Eases After Eruption
The eruption of Pavlof Volcano on Sunday sent a giant cloud of ash into the state, forcing the cancellation of flights.
First Words: Who’s ‘They’?
As English changes to accommodate people with nontraditional gender identities, the plural pronoun used as a singular is becoming more acceptable —...
Ancient mini weapons likely made to please gods
Bows, arrows, daggers and battle-axes made of bronze found in Arabia may have been offerings to a deity of war, researchers said.
USGS: Risk of earthquakes in 2016 increases, especially in Oklahoma
The ground east of the Rockies is far more likely to shake this year with damaging though not deadly earthquakes, federal seismologists report in a...
Global Health: Zika Study Could Help Overcome an Obstacle to Vaccine Research
Scientists describe a type of immune-deficient mice that lost weight, became lethargic and died when infected with Zika.
‘Dinosaurs Among Us’ Retraces an Evolutionary Path
An exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History documents the recently established link between dinosaurs and modern birds....
Vietnam’s Battle With Tuberculosis
A country’s stunning progress against tuberculosis may be threatened by reduced support for a health care system stretched thin....