WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, June 2- Takata Corp will "rapidly" reduce production of a volatile chemical that has been linked to ruptured air bag inflators, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. The chemical, ammonium nitrate, "appears to be one of the factors" contributing to inflator ruptures linked to six deaths and hundreds of injuries, Kevin Kennedy,...» Read More
The National Parks Service has recorded a million hours of sound from all around America, and found its quietest places.
There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.
It's just a few weeks away from the summer, but there is still a huge mound of snow too stubborn to melt in Boston.
MIT's Cheetah robot, which has been in the making for years, can now jump over obstacles as high as 15 inches, NBC News reports.
As the government program reaches the half-century mark, it needs to get into the digital age, says this University of Rochester professor.
A new CNBC documentary explores the conditions that allow dishonesty to thrive. Why people lie, with Tali Sharot, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of London.
Europe has the best hurricane forecasting model, for a variety of reasons, including funding. The U.S. could catch up if it was organized better.
WASHINGTON— If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing. The rule applies to virtually all insecticides, more than 1,000 products involving 76 different chemical compounds, said Jim Jones, EPA's assistant administrator...
Swiped health care data gets 10 to 20 times the price of a stolen MasterCard account.
A strengthening El Nino season could mean more rain coming to drought-ridden California. But that could pose a different problem.
Scenes of the destruction left by the sudden heavy rains that inundated parts of Texas over the Memorial Day weekend.
*Germany, Japan at forefront of opposition. BARCELONA, May 27- The world's richest nations are unlikely to reach a deal to phase out subsidies for coal exports at talks in June, reducing the chances of a new global climate change agreement at a U.N. conference in Paris, officials and campaigners say. One European Union official, speaking on condition of anonymity,...
The White House called for further review from the scientific community on human genome editing in a note issued Tuesday.
Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.
John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize and was the subject of "A Beautiful Mind” was killed in a New Jersey car crash.
Yes, companies need to do more on climate change. But, here's what they need first, according to leaders from the International Chamber of Commerce.
A new sonar system is inspired by one of mother nature’s masters: the bat. It is another example of the growing influence of biomimetics.
New findings have caused scientists to ponder if dogs have been our best friends for longer, the New York Times reports.
The discovery of a few stone tools in Kenya has just pushed back a piece of the archaeological record almost a million years.
Researchers at UC Irvine restored a key feature of young brains, the flexibility that allows for learning and creativity.