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A 68-year-old man is badly injured by a shark in North Carolina in the seventh attack off the state's coast in less than three weeks.
The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta probe is riddled with pits that formed much like sinkholes here on Earth, say scientists.
The American New Horizons spacecraft makes its last planned targeting manoeuvre as it bears down on Pluto.
A deadly disease of citrus plants spreads by manipulating its insect host, research suggests.
Johann-Dietrich Woerner moves from the German space agency to head up the European Space Agency.
US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.
Midnight came later on Tuesday as for the first time in three years an extra second was added to the official time set by atomic clocks.
'Circademics' get serious about the circus
A solar-powered plane that is attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean is encountering its first weather front.