• Researchers could have cure for peanut allergies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Researchers found that feeding a group of children a form of beneficial bacteria helped them overcome a potentially fatal food allergy.

  • Rare megamouth shark washes up in Philippines Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    Fishermen carry a rare 15-foot megamouth shark (Megachasma Pelagios), which was trapped in a fishermen's net in Burias Pass in central Philippines January 28, 2015.

    A megamouth shark washed up on a beach in the Pacific, providing a rare glimpse of a mysterious animal. NBC News reports.

  • The US measles threat: Now at 'critical point' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    People visit Disneyland on Jan. 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

    Cases of measles are still rising among the unvaccinated, whom officials warn will almost certainly be infected if they are exposed to the disease.

  • Self-driving cars set to cruise Germany's autobahn Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Germany to allow driverless cars on the autobahn.

    Prototypes of driverless cars are set to get the go-ahead on a stretch of Germany's busy A9 autobahn, NBC News reports.

  • First case of H7N9 bird flu found in North America Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:18 PM ET
    A technician deals with test reagents for bird flu virus

    Canadian health authorities say they have diagnosed the first case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China.

  • Not just a snowstorm, but a weather 'bombogenesis' Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the GOES-East satellite, a major winter storm develops over the mid-Atlantic region and is bringing snow to the Northeast of the U.S. pictured at 14:15 UTC on January 26, 2015.

    The storm that hit the East Coast last week underwent "bombogenesis," and forecasters say it could happen again to Winter Storm Juno.

  • Bird flu detected at California turkey farm Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:45 PM ET

    A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain.

  • How Bambi is costing drivers $8 billion per year Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    A deer crossing a highway in Washington state.

    While hitting an animal with your car may be tragic, statistics say it is usually safer than swerving. It is, but there are still risks and costs.

  • Warming ocean could kill 90% of Great Barrier Reef Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:22 PM ET
    A helicopter flies over the Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island, Australia.

    The effects of climate change could reduce the world's largest collection of coral reef, an area about the size of Japan, to a sliver of itself.

  • Scientists unboil an egg, and it may be a big deal Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    The ability to unfold a protein and return it to its original state could save money in everything from cancer research to food production.

  • Scottish scientists slow the speed of light Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    A team of researchers in Scotland found that changing the shape of light can slow it down, meaning the speed of light is not as constant as thought.

  • 'Doomsday Clock' moves 2 minutes closer to midnight Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Richard Somerville, right, research professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, unveils an updated version of the Doomsday Clock during a press conference in Washington, Jan. 22, 2015.

    An association of top scientists has moved the hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock, over the threats of nuclear weapons and warming climates.

  • California not ready for quakes—and they're coming Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    A National Guard soldier stands on a street after an earthquake in Northridge, Calif., Jan. 18, 1994.

    The chief of California's state-run earthquake insurance agency says residents there have no financial protection if a big quake hits.

  • Pope's statement on climate change: 5 things to know Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Pope Francis, who pledged on the day of his installation as pontiff to make the environment a priority, is drafting a highly anticipated encyclical on ecology and climate change. Francis said last week he wanted the document to be released in time to be read before the next round of U.N. climate treaty talks in Paris at the end of the year.

  • NASA finds lost British spacecraft on Mars Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    Images of the Beagle 2 lander from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite

    Scientists lost contact with the Beagle 2 before it was supposed to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003. NASA images have just shown it.

  • The White House said the studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, showed a need for action to reduce rising world emissions of greenhouse gases. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far...

  • Separate studies by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that the 10 warmest years on record have taken place since 1997.. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far eastern Russia into...

  • Getting hot in here: 2014 hottest year on record Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    A worker delivering bottled water during the hot weather last July in Shanghai.

    Of the large inhabited land areas, only the eastern half of the United States recorded below-average temperatures in 2014, NYT reports.

  • Separate studies by NASA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that with the exception of 1998, 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000.. Since 1880, when record-keeping began, Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon...

  • Fixing the US STEM problem: Bill Nye Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” speaking at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Gala 2014

    Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" weighs in on how to fix the US's problem of not being able to fill millions of STEM jobs.