Feb 25, 2013 13:13 EST
Scientists from 55 countries opened a two-day meeting Monday to mull how to use science to fight poverty and promote sustainable development.
Feb 25, 2013 13:03 EST
Germany saw increased emissions in greenhouse gases last year due to more coal and gas usage while the country seeks to develop its renewable energy sources, officials said Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 12:15 EST
India launched a rocket Monday carrying seven satellites into orbit, including a Canadian orbiter that will scan for asteroids that could be hurtling toward Earth.
Feb 25, 2013 05:43 EST
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Monday, setting buildings in the capital swaying but causing no risk of a tsunami, seismologists said.
Feb 24, 2013 20:40 EST
Scientists are delving deep into the travels of whales -- thanks to high-tech tracking devices -- to try to help protect them.
Feb 24, 2013 15:47 EST
Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.
Feb 24, 2013 13:31 EST
Scientists said Sunday they had found traces of a micro-continent hidden underneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
Feb 23, 2013 21:53 EST
North Korea has awarded state medals and other honours to thousands of scientists and workers behind its recent nuclear test, state media said.
Feb 23, 2013 08:10 EST
A countdown began Saturday for next week's launch of an Indian rocket that will carry seven satellites into orbit, including an Indo-French venture for studying the world's oceans, India's space agency said.
Feb 22, 2013 14:51 EST
The opposition National Coalition said Friday it will form a government to run "liberated areas" of Syria, as monitors said more than 12 people were killed when buildings collapsed in a missile strike on the city of Aleppo.
Feb 21, 2013 15:14 EST
Europe must strengthen its watch for dangerous space rocks, the head of the European Space Agency's asteroid surveillance programme said Thursday, a week after a meteor struck Russia in a blinding fireball.
Feb 21, 2013 13:09 EST
A new study of Asia's Coral Triangle, which contains nearly 30 percent of the world's reefs, shows that when it comes to ensuring a rich and diverse range of species, size matters.
Feb 21, 2013 06:22 EST
India said on Thursday it will send a $70 million space mission to Mars this year to study the red planet's atmosphere.
Feb 20, 2013 20:59 EST
So much for Mars being "The Red Planet."
Feb 20, 2013 17:09 EST
Famed founders of Internet rivals Google and Facebook joined forces on Wednesday to back big-money prizes for research aimed at extending human life.
Feb 20, 2013 16:00 EST
Scientists have identified brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Feb 20, 2013 15:53 EST
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday against "senseless" spending cuts to diplomacy, saying the United States needed robust engagement to remain an "exceptional" nation.
Feb 20, 2013 13:16 EST
Astronomers on Wednesday said they had found the smallest planet ever spotted beyond our Solar System, a scorched and uninhabitable mini-world tinier than Mercury.
Feb 20, 2013 12:28 EST
Bolivia's President Evo Morales on Wednesday slammed western fast food as "a threat to humanity" as he accused multinational firms of seeking to block the development of his country's staple food.
Feb 20, 2013 08:21 EST
The quest for rare earths vital to some of modern life's most indispensable technologies may see mining robots jet to the stars within decades, a world-first conference in Australia was told Wednesday.