Costa Rica fulfills its power needs solely with clean energy

 In what may be considered as a major clean energy landmark, Costa Rica has been able to meet 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy alone for 75 straight days, according to a report.

Hints of ice detected in Rosetta comet's neck
Hints of ice detected in Rosetta comet's neck

Scientists from the OSIRIS team have detected hints of ice in the neck of Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Wintry mix in US South snarls traffic, closes schools

Snow and ice turned highways across the South into parking lots on Tuesday and caused schools to close, while hundreds of crashes on slick roads created havoc for commuters.

NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water
NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water

One of the largest asteroids in our solar system - Vesta - may once have had flowing water which formed gullies and other erosion features on its surface, according to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

Star Yuzuru Hanyu out for six weeks after surgery
Star Yuzuru Hanyu out for six weeks after surgery

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will remain off the ice for six weeks after going through a surgery for abdominal pain, Japanese media said Wednesday.

Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought
Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought

A new study has provided the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's glaciers have changed over the past decade.

China witnesses earliest sea ice in 10 years

Witnessing earliest sea ice in a decade, Liaodong Bay in China's northeast Bohai Sea was today partly frozen with a layer of ice forming due to extreme cold.

Snow cover on Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly: NASA

In an alarming revelation, NASA has confirmed that the snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years - by about a third in the western hemisphere and by half near Alaska.

Arctic sea`s thick snow drastically shrinking

A new study had claimed that the thick snow on Arctic Sea ice has significantly lost its depth.

Recipe: Fresh Cherry Smoothie

In this hot-humid weather, all you need is a chilled glass of `cherry smoothie` made freshly. Try out this simple recipe now!

Volcanoes beneath Antarctic ice sheet melting glaciers

Not only climate change, subglacial volcanoes below the West Antarctic ice sheet are also contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier - a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica`s Pine Island Bay, a study suggests.

Belgium head to Brazil on a high after Tunisia victory

A late Dries Mertens goal gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in their final World Cup warmup friendly on Saturday, ensuring they go to Brazil on a high note after a match temporarily halted by hail.

Astronomers say hello to `vintage` spacecraft lost 35 years ago

A `vintage` sun explorer NASA spacecraft lost in space early in 1980s has now been established contact with by a group of private space science enthusiasts.

Hundreds arrested in US crackdown on Latino gang

More than 600 gang members and associates in 179 US cities were arrested in a month-long crackdown on a fast-growing Latino gang that also netted firearms and drugs, officials have said.

US deports Pakistani national for supporting terrorism

The US has deported a Pakistani national sentenced to three years in prison for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation.

Soon, solar cooler to help keep your beer cold as ice

Are you a true beer-lover with a few bucks to spend? Then you might want to help raise money for a new portable solar-powered beer cooler that will keep your drink icy cold, just as you like it.

Why it never stops snowing in the North revealed

Researchers have found that atmospheric particles that were previously thought to be useless for making ice crystals may be the driver of arctic snows.

First Antarctic airborne campaign to monitor ice and land begins

With the arrival of NASA`s aircraft and scientists at the National Science Foundation`s McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the agency`s Operation IceBridge has begun its 2013 Antarctic field campaign.

Ice melt from icebergs to have massive impact on sea level rise

Stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean, which could worsen sea level rise, according to new findings.

Ice on planets around cooler stars warms faster

Planets orbiting cooler stars may be more likely to remain ice-free than those around hotter stars, a new study suggests.