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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.
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.
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.
Prototypes of driverless cars are set to get the go-ahead on a stretch of Germany's busy A9 autobahn, NBC News reports.
The storm that hit the East Coast last week underwent "bombogenesis," and forecasters say it could happen again to Winter Storm Juno.
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.