Large Hadron Collider short fixed

Cern engineers have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.


Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

2015-03-31 21:25

Canadian federal police have charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013.

US offer for global climate treaty: 28% emissions cut

2015-03-31 09:38

The US will offer a roughly 28% emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast

2015-03-31 08:14

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special US envoy to the Arctic says, but gave no details as to when.

Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight

2015-03-31 07:45

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, completing the fifth leg of its landmark global circumnavigation powered solely by the sun.

Endangered clouded leopard kittens born

2015-03-30 23:26

Two clouded leopard kittens were born this month at the Miami Zoo, a treat for the doting keepers and a victory in the fight to preserve a vulnerable species.

Climate change could disturb marine life

2015-03-31 05:00

Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought.

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Scientists find shield for potato blight

2015-03-30 19:09

Scientists have found a gene to help protect potatoes from a blight that unleashed a devastating famine in Ireland in the 19th century.

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

2015-03-30 12:49

With its sandy beach, seaside resort, and beautiful lowland scenery, Kribi contributes significantly to Cameroon's tourism industry. But Kribi is struggling to cope with hard times in its fishing industry, the weather is also hitting tourism, simultaneously.

Party like it's 3000 BC

2015-03-29 16:13

Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5 000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city.

Earth Hour kicks off in style

2015-03-28 16:51

The first major event to mark the ninth annual global Earth Hour event to highlight climate change was a performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.

Climate fund signs up first partners

2015-03-27 22:25

The global fund created to spearhead climate change financing has selected its first partners to channel funds to developing countries.

Rhino kills woman in central Nepal

2015-03-30 09:00

A woman has been killed by a rhinoceros in Makwanpur district in central Nepal, local media report.

Antarctic ice has shrunk by almost 20% - study

2015-03-27 06:34

The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20%, according to the latest research published this week.

Chilean desert floods kill at least four

2015-03-26 19:50

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed at least four people and left 22 missing.

'Ice vault' to keep climate's time

2015-03-26 17:15

Imagine you are Sherlock Holmes bent on solving a mystery but the evidence is starting to crumble and eventually you will be left with worthless dust.

Nasa picks an asteroid rock to pave the road to Mars

2015-03-26 08:10

The US space agency says a Nasa robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars.

Rhino goes on rampage in Nepal

2015-03-30 17:35

A wild rhino has rampaged through a city in Nepal, killing a woman and injuring several others.

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

2015-03-30 07:38

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay and is headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

Quake strikes northern Chile

2015-03-28 21:47

Earthquake strikes northern Chile around 40km northeast of the city of Calama.

Lightning hits Ecuador traffic police

2015-03-28 06:45

A lightning strike has injured 52 people at a training school for traffic police near Quito.

Bulgaria - Bird flu in dead pelicans

2015-03-27 19:54

Bulgaria's authorities have discovered the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in two dead pelicans in a nature reserve in northeastern part of the Balkan country.

The Salton Sea a time-bomb

2015-03-27 16:30

The Salton Sea looks putrid, with dead fish scattered among patches of foetid water in a vast salty lake in the middle of the Californian desert.

Lioness kept as pet in Pakistan gives birth

2015-03-26 20:56

An African lioness kept as a pet in central Pakistan has given birth to a litter of 5 cubs.

Britain greenhouse gas down

2015-03-26 18:36

Britain's greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 8.4% in 2014 due to a decline in fossil-fuel power generation.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

Smartphone use changing our brain

2015-03-26 05:00

Typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking your email on your smartphone could be changing the way your thumbs and brain interacts.

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