Science

The Latest: Death toll climbs to 222 in Indonesia tsunami

Dec 23, 2018

An eruption of one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend

Thailand to honor beautiful, violent Siamese fighting fish

Dec 21, 2018

The Siamese fighting fish, a popular beauty in home aquariums and a popular bet for gamblers for their violent territoriality, is set to become Thailand's national aquatic animal

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Dec 21, 2018

The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village

Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

Dec 16, 2018

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky

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

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

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