The magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that occurred off the Japanese coast in March 2011, triggering a tsunami and ultimately resulting in more than 15,000 deaths, was the result of the largest...
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On Monday, the High Court of Paris ordered Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to block 16 video-streaming websites from their respective search results.
China’s first lunar rover mission is underway, as the rocket carrying the six-wheeled robot known as Yutu lifted-off from Xichang at 01:30 Monday morning local time, various media outlets have reported.
The typhoons that pound Japan every year are damaging enough on their own, but new research indicates they are also carrying radioactive material from the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways.
China’s sophisticated online censorship system, known internationally as the Great Firewall, has been tremendously successful at “cleaning” the Internet, according to comments made by State Internet Information Office vice minister Ren Xianliang on Thursday.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) claims that Google is violating Dutch data protection law.
MERS Coronavirus has been gripping the Middle East and parts of Europe for more than a year; Wild poliovirus type 1 has been on the rise in Syria after being nonexistent for more than 14 years; Mexico has seen an insurgence of infections from Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa in recent months.
Results from a newly released UK national survey on sexual attitudes has found Britons are becoming sexually active earlier than before and staying active into their 70s. However, the study also shows both men and women are having sex less often, overall.
According to a report from China’s state-run media agency Xinhua, the world’s most populous nation will launch a rocket in early December carrying its first lunar rover.
Japan, which sits on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” is now home to a new tiny island thanks to a submarine volcanic eruption, which was first reported by the Japanese navy and later confirmed by the country's coast guard.
Whether it is being caused by human activity or not – climate change has ignited a heated debate between representatives of rich and poor countries at this week’s UN climate summit.
The WHO has been informed of four new cases of MERS-CoV and a new study has made the case for the coronavirus becoming a "slowly growing epidemic."
Several thousand people have been evacuated from the Tanah Karo district of North Sumatra following a volcanic eruption on Mount Sinabung. The volcano, which has emitted several sizeable eruptions over the past few months, is now threatening 10 nearby villages.
As parts of Southeast Asia continue to struggle with H7N9 and H5N1, one particular bird flu strain that has never been associated with humans has now made the jump, after a new report has confirmed that a 20-year-old Taiwanese woman tested positive for the disease earlier this year.
The outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Syrian Arab Republic has risen from 10 to 13, after laboratory testing has confirmed three new cases of patients who had previously been diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP).
The Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which has sickened more than 150 people since first being detected in September 2012, has now been positively identified in the first camel.
For the first time a team of experts have been looking at the cross-cultural effect on drivers' hazard perception and their research has shown that compared to British drivers, Malaysian motorists are less likely to identify situations as dangerous and also react to them later.
A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the red squirrel population along the Sefton coastline seems to be recovering from a serious outbreak of squirrelpox in 2008.
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