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Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.
Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the final and most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from China to Hawaii.
A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan shakes buildings in the capital Tokyo and is felt across the country.
Scientists are using drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California.
Awaiting Unesco's decision on a wonder of the natural world
The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.
Virgin Galactic's long road to commercial service
The cast and creators of TV comedy The Big Bang Theory create a scholarship fund for low-income science students.
A man from Calgary reported to be a committed creationist finds five fish fossils dating back 60 million years whilst digging a basement.
A court in India's Rajasthan state rejects a plea to release a tiger who has been branded a killer and caged.