Only 10 stem-cell labs in the world have won the Bush Administration's blessing. Two of them are in India. It's a big boost for the country's biotech

Built to celebrate the first World Cup ever staged in Asia, the Yokohama complex is also a revealing case study in Japan's environmental denial. In 1999, a year after the stadium opened to the

Europe is swept by a case of mad-cow dread. On the heels of a recent British government report on what went wrong during that country's mad-cow epidemic of the 1980s and '90s, the European Union

Once indifferent about AIDS, China starts to confront a looming crisis. While the subject is still taboo in the hinterland, in the cities and in AIDS hot spots activism is becoming more open-even

A controversial new book 'Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon' charges that filmakers and anthropologists in the Amazon caused the slow genocide of the

The Ebola outbreak brings a disturbing new twist. Scientists are now fairly certain the most recent outbreaks originated somewhere in the rain forests of Central and West Africa. The last major

Overfishing and global warming are killing reefs around the world. According to a report released at a meeting of coral reef scientists in Bali, fully a quarter of the world's reefs are already

In recent weeks a serious viral disease has swept across Singapore. Since early October, more than 1,700 children-most under 5 years of age-have been diagnosed with a potentially deadly form of

With a growing number of species facing extinction, scientists have turned to a desperate strategy : replicate them-in surrogate moms : a

Claiming he's the target of a slander campaign by the West, South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki compounds his credibility problem on AIDS. The president of the private Medical Research Council,