Natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis are expected to have substantial ecological effects, but if researchers don't have enough data about the environment before the disaster strikes, as is usually the case, it ...
Japanese IT firm NEC said Friday it lost $1.36 billion in the year to March as asset write-downs and tax payments hit its bottom line, even as operating profit rose.
In the developing world, allocating limited health care resources as effectively and equitably as possible is a top priority.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Japanese scientists and engineers have completed construction on a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes. ...
If a day without Wikipedia was a bother, think bigger. In this plugged-in world, we would barely be able to cope if the entire Internet went down in a city, state or country for a day or a week.
Poorly targeted aid and lack of capital leaves small businesses struggling following natural disasters
New research from the University of Warwick suggests the way foreign aid is distributed following a natural disaster in developing countries does little to help small firms recover.
Global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change have forced the "Doomsday clock" one minute closer to midnight, leading international scientists said Tuesday.
Global wildlife is facing an unprecedented threat from natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, warn scientists in a paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Avalanches created in controlled laboratory environments are helping us to understand the potentially lethal processes that these natural disasters unleash.
Japan launched a new spy satellite into orbit on Monday amid concerns over North Korea's missile programme and to monitor natural disasters in the region, officials said.