On Tuesday night, scientists will add one "leap second" to the world's clocks, and computer systems everywhere are bracing for its effects.» Read More
About 150 robotics companies have sprung up in Massachusetts as the state rivals Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh for industry supremacy.
Powering small devices with solar energy, including wearables, medical devices, and the Internet of Things is more feasible with new circuit.
GROTON, Conn.— A once-secret submarine in U.S. military research and expeditions is being celebrated for its advanced technology, exploration of the ocean floor and role as a workhorse. The nuclear-powered NR-1 launched in 1969, the same year the U.S. put a man on the moon, and was taken out of service in 2008. It is now on display, minus some of its parts, at Submarine...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. From Puerto Rico to Cuba to the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse in the...
Automatic generic-drug substitution poses several big problems, says NYU Professor Melissa Schilling.
The artificial neural network that tags faces and objects in photos makes surprisingly inventive images.
A simple, low-cost design inspired by an unloved insect can help robots navigate tough physical terrain.
The report comes as Republicans in Congress seek to undo the administration's environmental policies, including an expected plan by the EPA to target coal-fired power plants, and days after Pope Francis issued a stern warning about global warming's consequences, especially for the poor and underdeveloped nations. The White House report is part of a...
Stanford researchers say the now daily earthquakes in Oklahoma are not caused by fracking itself, but by a related activity.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains what the microbiome is and why it's medicines new frontier.
In "Laudato Si," Francis addressed "every living person on this planet," urging them to hear "both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor" about the damage from "compulsive consumerism," waste and a single-minded pursuit of profit. Francis said he hoped his paper would lead both ordinary people in their daily lives and decision-makers at the Paris U.N. climate...
Scientists used the DNA found in illegally hunted elephant tusks to help African law enforcement agencies track ivory poachers.
Fmr. NBC Nightly News Anchor Tom Brokaw, shares his greatest life lessons and biggest surprises, after the diagnosis and treatment for multiple myeloma, which is an incurable but treatable cancer.
VATICAN CITY— In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he said was a "structurally perverse" economic system in which the rich exploited the poor, turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth." Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral crisis to address in his...
Despite new FDA rules meant to clarify labels on sunscreen, many people do not understand what they're doing with it.
Tropical Storm Bill is Texas's second battle with storms in 2015, on the heels of deadly floods in May.
Practical majors like pharmaceutical marketing are exploding. But here's why they're not all that, says one Wharton professor.
Biotech MiMedx sells amniotic membrane tissue that is used to help wounds heal 2-3 times faster than standard care. MiMedx CEO Pete Petit, discusses the effective tissue developed from the placenta.
An extraordinarily large mass of toxic algae off the West Coast of the United States has shut down crab and clam fisheries.
Nautilus Minerals wants to be the world's first deep-sea miner, and says the ocean floor is the safest place to get needed minerals.