A NASA image captured from the International Space Station taken on Sept 26, 2011 shows rare aurora appearing in red.
Grim photos of Michael Jackson lying dead in a hospital bed juxtaposed with a picture of the "Thriller" singer rehearsing the day before his demise brought an emotional opening on Tuesday to the manslaughter trial of the doctor hired to care for him.
Quotable quotes from the general debate of the 66th UN General Assembly session, which entered its final day here Tuesday:
The American biofuel and clean energy industries are facing increasing uncertainties in the face of the current global financial crisis.
Israel's Dead Sea scrolls, the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, are now accessible online after the Israel Museum and Google launched a digitized version of the scrolls on Monday, allowing the viewer to translate them and zoom in on any of the verses.
New Zealand and Japanese scientists are teaming up to develop healthier foods under two government-funded "functional foods" projects.
People who eat fish a few times each week are slightly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who only eat a little or none at all, according to an international analysis.
World leaders and finance chiefs demanded Europe act decisively to quell its debt crisis and big emerging economies said they would consider providing more money to help prevent the chaos from spreading.
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables could help protect teenagers from mental health problems, according to an Australian study published on Thursday.
Old, poor and Hispanic women are all more likely to have unnecessary breast cancer surgery despite 2005 recommendations for gentler treatment, according to a US study.
The Times Atlas of the World exaggerated the rate of Greenland's ice loss in its thirteenth edition last week, scientists said on Monday.
Poorer countries could introduce measures to prevent and treat millions of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lung disease for a little as $1.20 per person per year.