A US probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space.
On Tuesday, the robotic arm of the probe, OSIRIS-REx, kicked u
Air pollution, the fourth leading risk factor for early death, added 6.67 million deaths to the global toll last year, according to a new study published on Wednesday.
"Air pollution is the leading environmental risk factor for early death, with its
US space agency NASA has hired Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia to build the first 4G cellular network on the Moon.
The network will be vital for critical communication capabilities, such as data transmission, command functions, remote control
Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Portugal's football association confirmed.
In a statement, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said 35-year-old forward Ronaldo "is doing well, wit
SpaceX launched a new batch of satellites into orbit Tuesday to provide wider internet services around the world.
"Falcon 9 launches 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, completing SpaceX's 43rd flight of a previously flown rocket booster," the company
Three scientists are sharing the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking discoveries about the exotic objects known as black holes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.
One half of the monetary award is going to Roge
Archaeologists in Egypt have announced the discovery of 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins that were buried more than 2,500 years ago.
Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media on Saturday, the team revealed mu
Officials in Botswana say the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent months which baffled and alarmed conservationists in the country were caused by toxins produced by cyanobacteria in water.
The government in the landlocked Southern African coun
AstraZeneca, the British pharmaceutical company, said on Thursday it was still possible for its coronavirus vaccine to be available at the end of this year or the beginning of 2021.
The claim was made by Pascal Soriot, the company’s chief executive,
Air pollution remains Europe's top environmental threat to health, with more than 400,000 premature deaths driven by air pollution every year in the EU, a report said Tuesday.
Noise pollution comes second, contributing to 12,000 premature deaths, fo
The Earth has been passing through a huge radioactive cloud left behind by an exploded star for the last 33,000 years, according to a research.
The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, claimed that beneath the ocea
Rhino poaching fell 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has said citing intensified intelligence operations by authorities and tougher sentences and fines for poachers.
Elephant poaching, which occurs to a les
US President Donald Trump said late on Friday he would ban the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok in the US.
"As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banning them from the United States," Trump told reporters on his way back to the capital from Florida
The novel coronavirus is neither seasonal nor does it occur in waves, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in answer to questions at the twice-weekly UN press briefing held virtually in Geneva that t
Global carbon dioxide emissions could fall by up to 7% this year, depending on ongoing restrictions and social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic, research published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Tuesday.
A group of 30 Chinese climbers and surveyors are set to remeasure the height of the world's highest mountain Everest, according to the state media.
The team of professional climbers and surveyors from China's Natural Resources Ministry left their ba
China’s latest state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era of the construction of manned space projects including the space station, reported Chinese official Xinhua news agency, citing t
NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir will take an unusual - and more exhausting - route home after safely landing in the Kazakh steppe on Friday, a Russian healthcare official said, because of lockdowns caused by the novel coronavirus.
Using data from a now-dead telescope, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized planet that may be capable of supporting life.
Believed to be in the habitable zone of a star located around 300 light-years from Earth, a group of transatlantic scienti
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Monday that the Olympic Games will be held on July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, while the Paralympic Games between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5, 2021.
"The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone con