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China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.
A skeleton found in an Australia national park was of a man who lived between 1260 and 1280 and is thought to have been killed by a wooden weapon.
Watching the unfolding epidemic and concerned that many people did not grasp what it meant to raise a child with the condition, a Manhattan couple offered to share their experience.
Hurricanes like Matthew have laid bare the dirty secret of the National Weather Service: its technologies and methods are woefully behind the times.
Though awareness of the nation’s transgender population has grown, medical networks are still scrambling to catch up with that group’s highly specialized needs.
A tree in New Jersey that is older than America was unable to withstand the stress of the August heat this year, an arborist said.
Europe’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is ejected by its “mothership” and is now on a direct course to try to land on Mars on Wednesday.
A 30-day stay on an orbiting lab would set a national record as part of a program to visit the moon in 2025.
Polish mathematicians who laid the groundwork for cracking the WW2 Nazi Enigma code, are being honoured at the country's embassy in London.
Countries meeting in Rwanda have agreed a "monumental" deal to phase out gases used in fridges that are worsening global warming.
Professor John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium-ion battery, on the Samsung problems.
Subsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on innovative schemes for energy storage and cutting demand rather than "dirty diesel", MPs urge.
Research into the metaphors used to describe inventions found that they carried implicit associations about men and women’s stereotypical gender roles.
A binding accord on a heat-trapping chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators could have a greater impact on global warming than the Paris pact of 2015.
A scientific research consortium plans to build a telescope that will seek out an ocean-covered world in a neighboring star system.
“Honestly at that moment I don’t have time to get afraid,” Chan Ming, the diver, said of the encounter with a shark that broke through the bars of a diving cage.
Video of twin giant panda cubs celebrating their first birthday is released by a zoo.
Scientists doubt these woolly worms can forecast the future, but that won’t stop people from racing them in North Carolina this weekend.
US Secretary of State John Kerry tells delegates meeting in Rwanda that hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases were "disastrous for our climate" and should be rapidly phased out.
Unusual cave art as much as 14,500 years old is found in northern Spain - and pronounced the "most spectacular" in the Iberian peninsula.