|World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row|
OSLO (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.
|Antarctic ice floe crack forces UK scientists to leave|
LONDON (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.
|Europe's oncologists back biosimilar versions of cancer drugs|
(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.
|Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts|
LUSAKA (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.
|Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dies at 82|
(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)
|Japan space agency fails to launch mini rocket|
TOKYO (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.
|SpaceX returns to flight, sending satellites into orbit|
(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.
|Astronauts upgrade station power system in six-hour spacewalk|
|Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri|
|Scientists find clues to why binge-drinking causes binge-eating|