Science

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Mar 19, 2019

Asia braces for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms invade corn fields, turning cobs to mush

Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

Mar 19, 2019

An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased

Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

Mar 5, 2019

Philippine authorities have found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Mar 5, 2019

Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species

China drafts rules on biotech after gene-editing scandal

Feb 27, 2019

China unveils draft regulations on gene editing and other potentially risky biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist's claim of helping to create gene-edited babies roiled the global science community

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

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

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

China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side of moon

Jan 14, 2019

China's space agency says it worked with NASA to collect data from the far side of the moon

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