The White House called for further review from the scientific community on human genome editing in a note issued Tuesday.» Read More
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.
NEW ORLEANS— In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico. The study involved federal scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "No feasible alternative causes remain that can reasonably explain the...
The Navy has a new drone for spying that is small, cheap and completely disposable.
Scientists have engineered brewer's yeast to synthesize opioids such as morphine from a common sugar, according to an international team.
The climate pattern known as El Nino is on its way, climate forecasters say. But what is it, and why should we care?
CNBC's Meg Tirrell breaks down all the biotech data coming out ahead of the ASCO Conference, and why Clovis Oncology's stock is climbing.
Beekeepers lost huge numbers of bees last year, and scientists still do not know why.
U.S. scientist Bill Nye, popularly known as "the Science Guy", has launched a Kickstarter to fund an satellite propelled by solar energy.
If successful, Moderna Therapeutics' cutting-edge drug method could be used to fight cancer and some infectious diseases.
Potent animal hormones used in livestock farming are sticking around in the environment far longer than had been expected.
The maker of fluid filtration systems is expected to receive bids from companies including Danaher and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
May 11- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have directed more money from environmental legal settlements to be used to fund cleanups of pollution. "The protection and preservation of the ecological wonders of which New Jersey is so proud have always been critical considerations when weighing where New Jersey's...
Behind blossoming flowers and fields of fruit lurk a hungry threat that has crawled and eaten its way through much of the U.S.
Snowpack is an important contributor to water supplies, and crucial to winter tourism and skiing industries in the western US.
California is adopting new drought-fighting rules, but many people in the state don't seem interested in cutting back on water use.
COPENHAGEN, May 8- Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology. Having built on mother company Novo's work in the 1940 s to produce biological...
Discussing the laws and ethics around compassionate use drugs, with Art Caplan, NYU School of Medicine; Dr. Amrit Ray, Janssen Pharmaceutical chief medical officer; and CNBC's Meg Tirrell.