Challenges have bedeviled some of California water conservation efforts, and experts expect uneven levels of compliance and success.» Read More
Coastal countries are leaking millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, says a new study. And it is getting tougher to remove.
Hospitals near San Francisco are using robots to ferry food, drugs and even dirty laundry, possibly saving patients money, and maybe stealing jobs.
Some environmental groups are taking issue with First Solar's new farm, in which Apple is making a big investment.
Biologists have developed a way to make burnable liquid fuel out of sunlight, by mimicking the way plants derive energy from the sun.
Several African countries report vaccination rates higher than that of the U.S., a survey found.
ZUEHL, Texas, Feb 6- Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious. "Every time we think we're coming out of the drought, we get hit again,' said Rackley, a former high...
The Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for launch at 6:10 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Perched on top of the booster is the Deep Space Climate Observatory, nicknamed DSCOVR, and jointly owned by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The satellite, then called Triana- and lampooned as "GoreSat"- was due to launch on the...
Outbreaks of measles and whooping cough in California have rekindled debates over "anti-vaxxers"——here is a map of where they live.
CNBC's Robert Ferris breaks down a recent study on how cocaine affects decision making and how people perceive wins and losses.
Cocaine users seem to not to feel the losses associated with bad predictions, and this may mean their brains have more trouble learning from mistakes.
As a measles epidemic afflicts the unvaccinated across the United States, we look at a number of other old diseases still with us.
Human activity, such as burning coal, may be at fault for rising mercury levels in fish, and some species may soon be too hazardous to eat.
Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.
Researchers need to develop measures for safe artificial intelligence before businesses and consumers widely adopt it, experts said.
The NWS failed to staff an elite team of emergency forecasters and it cost NYC an estimated $200 million, NBC New reports.
New DNA evidence says significant chunks of humanity may carry genes from a few powerful men, including Genghis Khan.
Two new studies discuss turning stem cells into hair cells and transplanting them onto bald spots.
Researchers found that feeding a group of children a form of beneficial bacteria helped them overcome a potentially fatal food allergy.
A megamouth shark washed up on a beach in the Pacific, providing a rare glimpse of a mysterious animal. NBC News reports.
Cases of measles are still rising among the unvaccinated, whom officials warn will almost certainly be infected if they are exposed to the disease.