NASA sending retired space shuttles to US museums

2011-04-13 15:03:47

The three retiring US space shuttles will be going on display at museums in Florida, California and Virginia, the US space agency NASA said on Tuesday.

US unveil world's first human brain map

2011-04-13 15:01:45

US scientists on Tuesday unveiled the world's first computerized human brain map, an online public resource developed to accelerate understanding of how the human brain works and in hopes to tackle neurological diseases like Alzeimer's and Parkinson's.

Japan tsunami-swamped airport resumes flights

2011-04-13 14:32:15

Flights to the Japanese coastal city of Sendai are resuming, just over a month after a 32-foot (10-meter) tsunami swamped the runways of its airport.

Thousands of univ students protest in Algeria

2011-04-13 14:28:52

Thousands of Algerian university students protested here on Tuesday for the improvement of their social and educational status as well as reform of education system, the official APS news agency said.

UAE officer arrested at NY airport

2011-04-13 14:18:52

A military officer from the United Arab Emirates accused of keeping an unpaid servant has been arrested by federal officials in NY.

No space shuttle for Chicago's Adler Planetarium

2011-04-13 14:18:01

Chicago's Adler Planetarium, the oldest in the United States, celebrate on Tuesday two important milestones in space exploration, but the mood was tempered after it failed to get one of the four shuttle orbiters set for retirement at the end of this year.

S Korea's oldest reactor shut down after power fails

2011-04-13 14:09:06

The operation of South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor was halted Tuesday night due to an electrical problem, a state nuclear power company said Wednesday, amid controversy over its lifespan extension.

Mubarak in detention for 15 days over investigation

2011-04-13 13:55:29

Egypt's prosecutor general on Wednesday ordered a 15-day detention for former president Hosni Mubarak under an investigation into corruption.

NY airport collision shows risks of huge planes

2011-04-13 13:50:19

A frightening collision at NY Airport is underscoring worries about ground accidents as US airports begin handling a new generation of giant planes.

US mom drives 3 kids into NY river; all die

2011-04-13 13:38:42

A woman who had just been involved in a domestic dispute loaded her four children into a minivan Tuesday night before letting one out and driving the rest of them into the Hudson River, firefighters said. The woman and three young children were killed.

Iran to continue trial of US hikers in weeks

2011-04-13 10:23:27

Tehran would continue trial of the three detained US nationals in weeks, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

Japan nuclear accident no worse: WHO/IAEA

2011-04-13 10:08:48

An increase in the severity level of Japan's nuclear accident does not mean the public health risk is any worse or that the disaster resembles Chernobyl.