JAKARTA, Dec 22- The Ciliwung River flows from a volcano south of the Indonesian capital, through the heart of one of the world's most densely populated cities and almost into Jakarta Bay. The same is true for the rest of the half-dozen sewage-choked rivers that wind though central Jakarta. "Jakarta is a bowl, and the bowl is sinking," said Fook Chuan Eng, senior water...» Read More
Recent storms have not brought anywhere near enough water for California to recover from drought, according to NASA.
Ethanol isn't so green, either. "It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "Unfortunately, when a wire is connected to an electric vehicle at one end and a coal-fired power plant at the other end, the environmental consequences are worse...
WASHINGTON— The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University surveyed 1,578 Americans on a wide range of environmental and energy matters, including global warming. Those in support of a treaty are split on whether the Obama administration should forge ahead with or without approval by the Senate. President Barack Obama has...
Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics. Now a scientific study in France has measured their power.
In the battle over which sex is stupider, a group of male researchers may have proven that men win hands down.
NEW YORK— The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center. The $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation is slated to open in 2019, the museum's 150th anniversary. Chicago- based Studio Gang Architects has been selected to design the addition.
WASHINGTON— The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief suspects: comets. Over the past few months, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe closely examined the type of comet that some scientists theorized could have brought water to our planet 4 billion years ago.
Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study.
LIMA, Peru— The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru's protection of forest reserves, organizers say. Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. Eleven football fields of...
Russian Alisher Usmanov reveals he is the anonymous buyer of James Watson's medal – adding that he plans to give it back to the biologist.
A significant portion of the Pacific bluefin tuna supply comes from oceanic feedlots off the coast of Mexico, an activity that can only be supported by the high price of the fish.
NASA launched its Orion space capsule on Friday in an unmanned flight that orbited the Earth twice. The spacecraft could bring humans back to the moon, and potentially Mars.
* "Bad news" at U.N. climate talks in Lima- Figueres. LIMA, Dec 3- This year is on track to be the hottest on record, or at least among the very warmest, the United Nations said on Wednesday in new evidence of long-term warming that adds urgency to 190- nation talks under way in Lima on slowing climate change. The WMO said average sea surface temperatures hit record highs in...
The University of Texas is missing about 100 brains — about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars.
Producing a movie about the world's most recognizable scholar was certainly no easy feat, especially in a world obsessed with super hero films.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has released a probe toward a comet, where it will attempt the first-ever soft landing on a comet.
Nov 11- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side. On Tuesday, a group with backing from institutions in Russia, the United States and Europe said it would undertake the longest,...
Chris Anzalone, Arrowhead CEO, discusses current studies on the hepatitis B virus and its effect on the liver, and whether the company is gaining the confidence back of shareholders.
Prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CNBC's Meg Tirrell takes a close look at what contributed to the company's downfall.
Robots are joining doctors and scientists in combating the deadly Ebola outbreak.