Science

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

January was officially Australia's hottest month on record

Feb 1, 2019

Australia has sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continues with wildfires razing the drought-parched south while expanses of the tropical north are flooded

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

Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

Jan 15, 2019

An Australian state government has announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions

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

China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side

Jan 11, 2019

China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side

China broadcasts pictures taken by rover and spacecraft on far side of the moon

Jan 11, 2019

China broadcasts pictures taken by rover and spacecraft on far side of the moon

Andreescu continues hot streak, qualifies for Aussie Open

Jan 11, 2019

Bianca Andreescu has followed up her wins last week over defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki and seven-time major winner Venus Williams by qualifying for the season's first Grand Slam tournament

Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

Jan 5, 2019

China's space agency says all systems are go for its spacecraft and rover that have made a pioneering landing on the far side of the moon

China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

Jan 4, 2019

A Chinese lunar rover has begun exploring the terrain in the world's first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon

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