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Global life expectancy rises: study

People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said Thursday, noting the gains came despite big...

Report: Arctic loses snow, ice absorbs more heat

The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.

Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of...

SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean

SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean aft

NASA rover finds organic molecules, methane gas on Mars

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon‑containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of...

Antibiotics resistance could kill 10 million a year by 2050

A British government‑commissioned review has found that resistance to antibiotics could account for 10 million deaths a year and hit global gross...

Rhino species to die unless science can help

OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — The task was never going to be easy: Fly four highly endangered rhinos from a Czech Republic zoo to East Africa, drive them...

London sewer cleaners in 'fatberg' fightback

Every day beneath the streets of London, sewer technicians are fighting a grim war against giant 'fatbergs' which clog t

Dead dolphin triggers fears after major Bangladesh oil spill

A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square...