The two faces of Mars
A moon-sized celestial object that crashed into the south pole: ETH researchers use a simulation to demonstrate why Mars consists of two notably different hemispheres.
Satellites, mathematics and drones take down poachers in Africa
In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned into trinkets. The world loses three rhinos a day and an elepha ...
Lobster industry byproducts make tasty treats
Lobster lovers rejoice; for you could soon see lobster-infused chips, dips, crackers and seasonings stocked on your supermarket shelves.
Shark populations suffer from undue reputation
Sharks have been making news yet again, after a spate of sightings in Newcastle, New South Wales, prompted days of beach closures and reports of oceangoers allegedly being "stalked" by "monster" specimens. ...
Facebook unveils 'lite' app for emerging markets
Facebook said Monday it is testing a lightweight version of its mobile app for mobile phones with poor-quality Internet connections in emerging markets.
Record 1,215 rhino poached in S.Africa in 2014: official
A record 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, a 21 percent increase from the previous year, environmental authorities said Thursday.
GOES-West captures birth of Tropical Cyclone Niko in Southern Pacific
NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured the birth of Tropical Cyclone Niko in the Southern Pacific Ocean near French Polynesia.
Scientists drilling first deep ice core at the South Pole
This winter, when many people's imaginations were fixed on the North Pole, a small group of scientists has been working on the other side of the planet. In round-the-clock daylight and frigid temperatures, ...
Image: Venus Express snaps swirling vortex
This ghostly puff of smoke is actually a mass of swirling gas and cloud at Venus' south pole, as seen by the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) aboard ESA's Venus Express spacecraft.
US and UK play war games as banks try to get their act together on hacking
The financial institutions of the City of London and Wall Street are to take part in a series of "war game" exercises aimed at testing their resilience to cyber attack. The announcement comes as prime minister ...
Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development
Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last ...
'Gold rush' threatens tropical forests in South America
A global "gold rush" has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South America.
Endangered monkeys in the Amazon are more diverse than previously thought, study finds
Research by UCLA life scientists and 50 colleagues sheds new light on the biological differences among more than 150 species of monkeys in South America, many of which are endangered. Their findings could ...
China bans private drivers on ride-hailing apps
China has banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, throwing up a new hurdle to Uber Technologies Ltd.'s global expansion.