Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, turned 118 on Saturday, according to local media.
Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, celebrated her 118th birthday at a care facility in Fukuoka, sout
Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as scientists rush in to study activity they say has not been observed in
China and Nepal on Tuesday ended a years-long dispute over the height of world's top mountain peak, both announcing its current height at 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet).
The latest measurement was announced after the presidents of the two countrie
Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona died Thursday, according to local media outlet Clarin. He was 60.
Clarin said Maradona died after suffering cardiac arrest at home in Tigre, Argentina.
Argentine Football Association also offered condolences
NASA announced Monday it has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit side of the Moon, marking a historic discovery with implications for US plans to send a manned crew to Mars.
The discovery was made with SOFIA, NASA's airborne observatory ru
MMA world lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his shock retirement from the sport on Saturday after revealing he promised his mother his clash with Justin Gaethje would be his last fight.
The Russian, who won by a second-round technic
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