A small near-Earth asteroid called 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth Feb. 15, NASA officials said.
On carefully analyzing the DNA samples from female turtles and their offspring, researchers noticed that the female hawkbill turtle mates at the beginning of the year and they store the sperms for up to 75 days.
A commercial Sea Launch AG rocket, carrying a telecommunication satellite, plunged into the Pacific Ocean Friday.
A British man has been offered more than $50,000 for a rare piece of whale vomit that his dog found on Morecambe beach in northwest England.
The Republic of Congo has created a new national park to protect the critically endangered western lowland gorillas.
The death toll of Borneo pygmy elephants in a Malaysian forest has risen to 14.
NASA launched a new communication satellite to support the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Scientists at Senckenberg research institutes discovered almost 500 new species in the last two years.
India successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from an underwater platform in the Bay of Bengal Sunday.
Most patients with an inherited heart condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) don't know they have a problem until they're in their early 20s.
Brazil's forest ministry has announced plans to carry out a survey of the Amazon rainforest.
Proposed changes to the upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will affect the criteria used to assess alcohol problems. One change would collapse the two diagnoses of alcohol abuse (AA) and alcohol dependence (AD) into a single diagnosis called alcohol use disorder (AUD). A second change would remove "legal problems," and a third would add a criterion of "craving." A study of the potential consequences of these changes has found they are unlikely to significantly change the prevalence of diagnoses.
NASA has joined the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission to study dark matter and dark energy.
A new study will be carried out on golden retrievers to help fight canine cancer, reports The Associated Press.