Science

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Nov 27, 2018

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

Nov 26, 2018

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks investigations, outrage

Chinese scientist claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered

Nov 26, 2018

Chinese scientist claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Nov 21, 2018

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach including 115 drinking cups, 25 bags and two flip-flops

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Oct 22, 2018

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died at age 90

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Oct 20, 2018

European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun

Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Oct 12, 2018

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface

Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

Oct 9, 2018

An Indonesian scientist had warned of a quake and tsunami occurring in the area hard-hit by last month's disasters; the government had even mapped areas at risk of liquefaction in which soft ground turns to mud