Britain's only female giant panda has suffered a failed pregnancy, her second in two years, Edinburgh Zoo said on Monday (Sep 22).
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday (Sep 21), on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.
President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday (Sep 23) when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.
Japanese parents watched with glee on Sunday (Sep 21) as sumo wrestlers tried to reduce their babies to tears, in a centuries-old ritual believed to bring good health to bawling infants.
A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet on Monday (Sep 22).
A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday (Sep 20) he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-metre-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.
Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off Saturday (Sep 20) with millions of revellers set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and, of course, beer.
In South Korea, job seekers pay a lot of attention to their photos on their resumes, as it could decide if they land a job or not.
Nations agreed on measures Thursday to toughen scrutiny of future Japanese bids to kill whales in the name of scientific research, which critics say is a cover for commercial hunts.
Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public on Thursday (Sep 18), after years of painstaking restoration.