One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind's relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact ...
Using a global network of telescopes to see ‘the unseeable,’ an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole ...
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as ‘crazy’ and unethical altering human genes after a geneticist claimed he had changed the genes of twin girls to create the first gene-edited babies.
A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists.
Scientists launched a vast project on Thursday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming to complete the work within a decade.
Scientists have used a new forecast system to predict that the years 2018 to 2022 are going to be an ‘anomalously warm’ period, with greater chance of extreme temperatures.
Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson's disease, transplanting ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into brains ...
Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia's symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat the animals, who are battling an epidemic of the bacterial disease chlamydia.
A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.
Scientists are warning that microplastics in the ocean and the toxic chemicals in them are posing a significant risk to giant animals like whales, sharks, and manta rays that are marine filter feeders.
Until now, the orangutan has been classified as belonging to two distinct species reflecting their geographical distribution: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii).