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Snake names honor Darwin, fireplace god, Louisiana professor

A Louisiana professor is in heady firm, honored by having one among three newly recognized species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. Bob Thomas is an...

Europe, Japan ship spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

European and Japanese area businesses say an Ariane 5 rocket has efficiently lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the...

The Newest: Supreme Court docket stalls youth local weather change case

The Newest on a youth local weather change lawsuit towards U.S. authorities (all instances native): 4:10 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court docket has briefly blocked a...

Oldest Brazilian fossil present in particles of Nationwide Museum

Some of the prized possessions of Brazil’s Nationwide Museum has been discovered amid particles after an enormous hearth on Sept. 2 despatched the increase in...

US tries to cease youth local weather lawsuit days earlier than trial

The U.S. authorities is attempting once more to cease a high-profile local weather change lawsuit days earlier than younger activists are set to argue at trial that the...

Martin Scorsese, Africa’s flying docs win awards in Spain

American movie director Martin Scorsese and Africa’s flying docs are amongst scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals who acquired Spain’s prestigious...

Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic’s first nuclear power plant. During...

Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook

Facebook has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to...

Spain considers new taxes on internet companies

Spain’s Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and...

Louisiana university gives Smithsonian crustacean collection

A Louisiana university is giving the Smithsonian Institution a huge collection of crustaceans that has, among other things, been used to identify seafood mislabeled as...