People who fly on airplanes while contagious can indeed get other people sick, but the risk is mainly to those seated next to them or in the adjacent row, US researchers said Monday.
Officials at Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.
A comprehensive, global appraisal of mass species extinction — and what can be done to reverse it — kicked off in Colombia’s second-largest city Saturday, with more than 750 experts in attendance.
Thirty-two African countries on Friday called on the European Union to stop its ivory trade at a conference in Botswana aimed at saving African elephants.
British billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will built the world’s biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk’s project in the same state last year.
The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.
Living with motor neurone disease for more than 50 years, Stephen Hawking transcended his disability to becoming one of science’s brightest stars, harnessing technology to once again give voice to his ideas.
Persistent, low-level exposure to lead over decades is statistically linked to some 400,000 premature deaths in the United States each year, far more than previously thought, researchers said Monday.
Beneath the elegant curves of the roof on the Seirinji Buddhist temple in Japan’s Fukushima region hangs an unlikely adornment: a Geiger counter collecting real-time radiation readings.
Bones found on a remote South Pacific island that were originally believed to be those of a man may in fact be those of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in the area in 1937, according to a new study.
It is a high-stakes gamble with thousands of human lives on the line.