NEW ORLEANS— The latest about a potential settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups against a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental groups say they're pleased at the progress of talks with a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's too early to talk...» Read More
Angel investor Esther Dyson tells CNBC: "The Jawbone, which I'm actually wearing my underwear, I use for sleep." She also wears three bands on her wrist.
NASA's New Horizons probe, after travelling for 9 years, was scheduled to reach Pluto this morning to take pictures, NBC News reports.
LAUREL, Md., July 14- More than nine years after its launch, a U.S. spacecraft sailed past Pluto on Tuesday, capping a 3 billion mile journey to the solar system's farthest reaches, NASA said. "It's truly a mark in human history," said John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science from the mission control center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics...
Fraser Cain, Universe Today, discusses photos sent back to Earth from NASA's "New Horizon's" spacecraft, giving scientists an close up look at Pluto and its five moons.
A group calls on regulators to create nature preserves on the bottom of the ocean to counterbalance the effects of deep-sea mining.
Technology and medicine are probing the boundaries of mortality. So can only the rich afford to drink from the fountain of youth?
The FDA has new warnings for taking painkillers like ibuprofen. Here are some of your questions answered by NBC News.
Discussing safer alternatives to ibuprofen after the FDA warnings, with Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, NYU School of Medicine. "All of the alternatives have risks," she explains.
The FDA is strengthening its warnings about painkillers like ibuprofen, saying they do raise the risk of heart attack or stroke.
A group of researchers found that elevated levels of natural human hormones prompted young men to take greater financial risk.
SYDNEY, July 7- Australian chemical maker Orica Ltd said it would curb output and cut staff at a site in the state of Queensland, hit by faltering demand for explosives from the mining industry. Orica said it would lower production of ammonium nitrate as supply outstrips demand, while 10 percent of the 220 staff employed at the Yarwun site are expected to lose their...
The U.S. is becoming a much greener place, but turf maintenance comes with a host of environmental considerations.
QUITO, July 3- It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, where Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend, is a prime example of tensions between politics,...
QUITO, July 3- Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, where Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend, is a prime example of tensions between...
One of the world's leading cancer geneticist says its possible a cure for cancer will be found within the next 10 years, thanks to technology by Juno Therapeutics. Dr. Gary Gilliland of Fred Hutch Cancer Research, launched Juno in 2013.
São Paulo is experiencing a water crisis so bad that experts say it could impact business internationally.
On Tuesday night, scientists will add one "leap second" to the world's clocks, and computer systems everywhere are bracing for its effects.
There are acres of green turf around the country, but lawn maintenance has stirred a debate about its environmental impact.
Authorities in Alaska are reporting a high number of ongoing wildfires that are posing a new threat to homes.
About 150 robotics companies have sprung up in Massachusetts as the state rivals Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh for industry supremacy.