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LIGO researchers detected gravitational waves for the second time, opening a whole new field of astronomy and astrophysics.
OSLO, June 15- Some coral reefs are thriving and scientists say they may guide efforts to curb threats such as over-fishing and climate change which are blamed for widespread global declines. A major study identified 15 "bright spots" among more than 2,500 coral reefs in 46 nations, including off Indonesia, the Solomon islands and Kiribati where given local...
All "very hot" drinks are probably carcinogenic, the World Health Organization's cancer agency will say as it downgrades warning on coffee.
NEW YORK, June 14- Bioenergy produced from crops does not threaten food supplies, researchers funded by the U.S. government, World Bank and others said in a report on Tuesday, dealing a potential blow to critics of the country's biofuels program. Environmentalists and others have long argued that the increased use of ethanol, produced from corn in the United...
Some common weight-loss drugs seem to work better than others, according to a new study in a respected medical journal.
A new device that drains a portion of a person's stomach contents after every meal, has just won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Light-polluted skies prevent most Americans from ever seeing the stars, and mess with the environment and human health.
Ren Xiaoping proposes using a glue to connect the spinal cord of the "healthy" head and a donor body, and volunteers are already queuing up.
Environmental crime is a booming business. Sophisticated international criminal networks deal in illegal mining, logging, poaching and pollution.
Spark Therapeutics uses an experimental gene therapy that's helping patients fight blindness.
The CarbFix project found a way to turn carbon dioxide gas to stone in a matter of months. It may be the safest way to store carbon emissions.
SpaceX will have to meet many ambitious goals to make its deadline of sending humans to Mars in 2024, including progress on reusable rockets.
It's possible to hatch a chicken outside a shell. Here's how — and why — you could do it.
Electric eels will jump out of water to deliver a shock to an animal they perceive as a threat, as a new video from a Vanderbilt University biologist shows.
La Nina may continue California's drought, after El Nino failed to eradicate one of the worst droughts in the state's history.
SANTIAGO, June 3- Chile's SMA environmental regulator said on Friday it was investigating Latin America- focused oil and gas explorer GeoPark Ltd for alleged violations, including fracking activities without having the necessary permits. Inspections in 2014 and 2015 of GeoPark's hydrocarbon project in the Fell block, located in the southern Magallanes...
Alzheimer's patients might be showing early warning signs that are missed by tests. Some researchers say they know one way to change that.
Steve LeBlanc, CapRidge Partners Co-Founder, discusses how S.T.E.M. job growth can lead to valuable real estate investments.
The injection of stem cells into the brains of chronic stroke patients has led to promising results, Stanford University says.
A group of scientists found that suppressing activity in key places appeared to lessen addictive and reward-seeking behavior.