Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:34:36 -0500OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:05:51 -0500EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - While plenty of cannabis goes up in smoke in coffee shops around the Netherlands, Dutch researchers have found a new use for it - as an environmentally friendly building material to rival cement or steel.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:19:41 -0500LONDON (Reuters) - The British Antarctic Society is recalling scientists from its Halley VI polar research base in March after a fissure developed in the ice sheet.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:28:41 -0500(Reuters) - Europe's leading association of oncologists has thrown its weight behind cheaper copycat versions of biotech cancer drugs that have lost patent protection, saying they are effective and affordable.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:16:08 -0500LUSAKA (Reuters) - A maize pest that has devastated crops in southern Africa is a South American species which is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart, agriculture officials and experts said on Tuesday.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:02:51 -0500(This version of the story has been corrected in the second paragraph to say Gene Cernan was the second American to walk in space from second man)
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:32:57 -0500TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's space agency said on Sunday it failed to launch a mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to failure of the communications systems.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:33:02 -0500(Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:48:57 -0500CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday for a six-hour spacewalk to replace aging batteries for the laboratory's solar power system, an upgrade needed to keep the outpost running into the next decade, NASA said.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:15:55 -0500SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile will be modified in order to allow it to search more effectively for potentially habitable planets in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth.