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‘Missing link’ bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

PARIS — An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilized remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago,...

Coal plants might be even more toxic than we thought

By Eric Roston, Bloomberg SCIENTISTS studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that...

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS -- What’s made of sugar, can carry four people, and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose...

Small odds of reaching 2°C

PARIS — There is a 5% chance of limiting average global warming to under 2°C (3.6° Fahrenheit), the target set in the 2015 climate-rescue...

Other planets may never be as hospitable as Earth

PARIS — Scientists dealt a blow Monday to the quest for organisms inhabiting worlds besides Earth, saying our planet was unusual in its ability...

Earth’s 2017 resource ‘budget’ spent by next week — report

PARIS -- Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by...

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

OSLO -- Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the...

Duterte plans to increase taxes on mining

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday said that he eyes an increase in taxes paid by mining companies. During a speech at a conference...

World’s northernmost coral reef in Japan bleached

TOKYO -- Bleaching has damaged the world’s northernmost coral reef in Japan, a researcher said Tuesday, the latest example of a global phenomenon scientists...

Study throw dog domestication theories to the wolves

PARIS -- From the tiny chihuahua to the massive Saint Bernard, domestic dogs today trace their roots to a single group of wolves that...