Science

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Apr 2, 2018

China's Tiangong 1 space station has mostly burned up over the South Pacific upon re-entry into the atmosphere

The Latest: Space station re-entry called mostly successful

Apr 2, 2018

An Australian astrophysicist says the defunct Chinese space station had a "mostly successful" re-entry but would have been better if it hadn't been spinning in its final descent

Chinese space office says the defunct Tiangong 1 space station has re-entered atmosphere and mostly burned up

Apr 2, 2018

Chinese space office says the defunct Tiangong 1 space station has re-entered atmosphere and mostly burned up

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

30 treated for gas exposure as Indonesia volcano belches

Mar 22, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says 30 people have been treated for gas exposure after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater

General says China needs to arm South China Sea islands

Mar 8, 2018

A Chinese general says China needs to build defensive structures on islands in the South China Sea to display its claim to sovereignty over virtually the entire crucial waterway

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

Mar 5, 2018

China plans to begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

Feb 20, 2018

Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Feb 19, 2018

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

Feb 14, 2018

A Philippine official says the government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in an offshore area that belongs to the Philippines, indicating a new tiff despite their mended ties

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