Life Science


  • LONDON, Dec 8- A British animal genetics firm, working with U.S. scientists, has bred the world's first pigs resistant to a common viral disease, using the hot new technology of gene editing. Genus, which supplies pig and bull semen to farmers worldwide, said on Tuesday it had worked with the University of Missouri to develop pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive...

  • Robots are teaching themselves to walk like children, and it's a baby step toward learning every human thing, all on their own.

  • A drug meant to treat opioid overdoses gave a woman the chance to feel a sensation completely new to her: pain.

  • GSK CEO on drug pricing

    Sir Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline CEO, discusses pricing a drug for gene editing technologies.

  • A woman sits on a sand berm created by city workers to protect houses from El Nino storms and high tides at Playa Del Rey beach in Los Angeles, on November 30, 2015.

    Not long after the UN announced this year's El Nino could become the "worst ever," one key metric shows just that.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 3- A Maryland- based startup developing a satellite network to predict weather using radio signals will launch its first two spacecraft on an Indian rocket, the company said on Thursday. Privately owned PlanetiQ signed a contract with Antrix Corp Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to launch the pair of...

  • Excavators take a break as fire and smoke spew out of the ground in one of the coal mines in Jharia. Jharia in India's eastern Jharkand state is literally in flames.

    India's largest and most productive coal fields are also home to the largest collection of some of the longest-burning coal fires in the world.

  • A man on a rooftop looks at approaching flames as the Springs fire continues to grow near Camarillo, California.

    Representatives from countries around the world gather in Paris this week to set carbon emissions targets they hope will reduce climate change.

  • Where is tech innovation coming from?

    Yossi Vardi, tech investor and chairman of Unbound Digital, says companies are finally realizing where innovation is coming from and must develop technology both in-house and through outsourcing.

  • Should we take action on climate change?

    Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, warns about the dangers of climate change and the urgent need to act.

  • High-tech photosynthesis

    A researcher discovered a synthetic material that can perform photosynthesis.

  • Woman sipping cocktail

    Sugar-free mixers speed the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

  • Musical remedy for brain diseases

    Brian Harris, MedRhythms founder, discusses how music stimulates the brain and strengthens function after injury or disease.

  • Genetically modified salmon are in tanks at the AquaBounty farm in Waltham, Massachusetts.

    AquaBounty has received approval from the FDA to sell its AquAdvantage salmon in the US, but critics have denounced the 'frankenfish.'

  • People at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 5, 2015.

    Global average temperature last month was a bigger jump from the average than September's, according to NOAA and NASA.

  • A digitally-generated image of a woolly mammoth.

    Some of the biggest futuristic minds set sail recently. Here were some of their bold predictions.

  • A wooden boat is stranded on the riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia's East Java province, on Oct. 5, 2015.

    Severe droughts and flooding in warmer regions may leave millions at risk of disease, starvation and conflict.

  • Dewar’s “White Label” Scratched Cask invites consumers to experience how it's made in its virtual experience.

    Brands are using psychological techniques such as games and experiential marketing to chance perception and build affinity.

  • The New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills line up during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 12, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    The NFL's "Color Rush" campaign introduced controversy Thursday on Twitter from colorblind users who could not distinguish between the two uniforms.

  • Waves crash over the banks of the St. Joseph River channel Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mich.

    High winds, snow and rain swept across the Great Lakes and are now headed for the East coast, says NBC News.