On Wednesday, mankind finally made contact with a comet. The Rosetta spacecraft defied all odds and dropped its payload, a comet-sniffing probe named Philae, on a cold, speeding target more than 300 million miles from Earth.
Rising Hollywood star Shailene Woodley - the face of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars - topped big-screen nominations for the People’s Choice awards announced in the US on Tuesday with four nods.
After thousands of years swimming the mighty Indus River the gentle, blind dolphin is under threat from a combination of uncontrolled fishing and damage to its habitat caused by man-made dams
Children at schools in Texas, New Jersey and Michigan had worked for a year to develop projects for the International Space Station, only to have them explode in Tuesday's launch failure
One man's battle to trace Ebola contacts seems impossible in the face of the reality on the ground
Video journalist Ashoka Mukpo had been working with NBC in Liberia, filming the fight against Ebola. Then the unthinkable happened, he tested positive
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
Do you fancy sitting on a book? No, you haven't misread the question: not with a book, but on a book. In fact, why not do both at the same time? Sit on a book with a book?
Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda.
The United States has called for a "swift, transparent and complete" investigation into the beating of a handcuffed Hong Kong democracy protester by plain-clothes police, as fresh street clashes broke out early today.