The UN says the milestone represents improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine, as well as high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries.
If everyone on the planet lived like a citizen of India, we would only need the capacity of 0.8 Earths a year and If we all consumed like a resident of the United States, we would need five Earths a year, say Global Footprint Network and WWF.
Burst of gamma-rays -- the most intense form of electromagnetic radiation -- was first detected by orbiting telescopes on October 9, and its afterglow is still being watched by scientists across the world.
NASA says it succeeded in deflecting an asteroid in a historic test of humanity's ability to stop an incoming cosmic object from devastating life on Earth.
There are more than 15,700 named species and subspecies of ants that are found all over the planet, and probably an equal number that have yet to be described.
Yvon Chouinard, the billionaire founder of the outdoor apparel brand, says he is giving away the company to a trust that will use its profit to fight the climate crisis.
Researchers discovered "amino acids and other organic matter" in dust from the asteroid Ryugu, adding weight to a theory that life on Earth was brought from outer space.
There is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record and dislodging 2016 from the top ranking, the UN warns.
Top price is expected to go to third-largest Mars rock on Earth, but the quirkiest item up for grabs is a dog house that was hit by a meteorite in 2019.
James Webb Space Telescope, the world's biggest and most powerful space telescope, arrives at its gravitational parking spot in orbit around the Sun, almost 1.5 million km away from the Earth, says NASA.
The sunshield will be permanently positioned between NASA's Webb telescope and the Sun, Earth and Moon, ensuring the observatory is kept in the shade as it completes its mission.
After decades of preparation, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch on December 22, bringing humanity closer to distant planets, and the origin of the universe.
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