Years of overfishing, boating and environmental degradation are causing coral reefs to disappear, and scientists say that's a huge danger around the world.» Read More
California may be dry, but water-breeding mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry, still may have another big year in 2015.
Sylvan Learning CEO Jeffrey Cohen and Bill Nye think a new program teaching children robotics could help solve the gender problem in Silicon Valley, with CNBC's Sara Eisen.
OKLAHOMA CITY— The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations. A statement released by state geologist Richard D. Andrews and Dr. Austen Holland, state seismologist, said the rate of earthquakes and...
Shares of Juno Therapeutics and Kite Pharmaceuticals are falling today based on news coming out of a big cancer conference over the weekend, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.
Changes in the prescription drug market may have curbed prescription opioid abuse but may have also fueled a rise in heroin use.
MONROE, Ohio— Authorities say a chemical explosion injured a worker at a manufacturing plant in southwest Ohio. Fire and police officials in Monroe say the explosion at Alfrebro LLC occurred around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Chief John Centers of the Monroe Fire Department tells local reporters that the explosion occurred as the worker was transferring a chemical...
Men seem more inclined toward behaving generously if they see other men doing so—especially when a woman is involved.
Rural thieves in bone-dry California are sacking water pumps and irrigation lines for copper, putting further pressure on farmers.
Avalanche Biotechnologies founder and CEO Thomas Chalberg, discusses treatments for wet macular degeneration, and a potential treatment for color blindness.
As space becomes a problem for burial in urban areas, the idea of turning corpses into compost is gaining ground. The NYT reports.
Scientists say in the more ancient past, California had droughts for decades or even centuries. New York Times reports.
FDA never publicized that popular supplements contain a chemical nearly identical to amphetamine. New York Times reports.
Researchers at Stanford University have invented a battery that can fully charge in as little as one minute, with CNBC's Josh Lipton and Phil LeBeau.
LONDON, April 7- U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute. The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the potential to replace lithium-ion batteries, used in millions of...
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the CDC is warning about a drug-resistant illness outbreak called Shigella.
A tipping point may be coming. A crowded marketplace was already pressuring winemakers to cut prices. Now, the drought is pushing up costs.
Think video games are just for fun? Think again. They're part of the future of learning, says UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.
One week of warm readings may not mean anything, a weather expert says, but it's something to keep an eye to see if it's part of a trend.
Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, has become the latest celebrity to apply for trademark of their name.
Men are growing beards to assert dominance over other men and appeal to women, a report in The Telegraph suggests.