Science

Lava, gas flowing out Indonesia volcano sends people fleeing

Feb 5, 2019

An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes has sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

Jan 31, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest with the public about remaining uncertainties

Radiation leaks at Japan plutonium lab; no workers exposed

Jan 30, 2019

A Japanese state-run nuclear fuel laboratory near Tokyo has detected a radiation leak in its plutonium handling facility, but no workers were exposed to radiation

Indonesia's Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

Jan 30, 2019

Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 4,590 feet down its slopes

Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel

Jan 28, 2019

Toshiba Corp. has unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant and manipulate chunks of melted fuel

Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

Jan 24, 2019

Japanese whalers have discussed plans to resume their commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July 1, for the first time in three decades

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Jan 22, 2019

Toyota, Panasonic set Corp. set green auto battery joint venture

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

Jan 21, 2019

A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law

Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

Jan 17, 2019

A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries