Some cases of pneumonia can be caused by viruses and fungi, against which antibiotics are useless, Vocativ reports.
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev.— Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say. "Climate change is impacting not only Lake Tahoe's water quality, but also the health of its...
CNBC's Meg Tirrell talks to Francis deSouza, Illumina CEO, about the future of genome sequencing, growth and government science funding.
George Zachary lost his interest in internet start-ups after a health scare that exposed the problems in the medical system.
Tesla can break even, or perhaps turn a profit, on its Model 3 if customers spend at least $41,000 on the car, UBS says.
Ordinary bank notes, such as dollar bills, can harbor harmful varieties of bacteria and could be spreading infectious diseases among people.
BEIJING— Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. A drilling crew in Japan reported a similar successful operation two weeks earlier, on May 4 offshore the Shima Peninsula.
Workers at Tesla's California car factory have been passing out and requiring rides in ambulances, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
Mercedes-Benz is partnering with US-based Vivint Solar to compete with Tesla and others in residential solar energy and storage.
Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. They are up for grabs to whoever can take them, "managing director Abdullah al-Shehi told The Associated Press in his Dubai office. The firm would send ships down to Heard Island, an Australian nature reserve in the...
NEW ALBANY, Ind.— Duke Energy is planning to close coal ash ponds in Indiana because of new federal environmental regulations. Duke spokeswoman Angeline Protogere told The News and Tribune that the company is moving coal ash from some of its Gallagher Station ponds in New Albany to a landfill. If any samples show significant levels of contamination, the Indiana...
Launched by MIT scientists, Ginkgo developed a technology that uses yeast to make perfumes, cosmetics, sweeteners and more.
Researchers compared the amount of key pollutants coming out of diesel tailpipes on the road in 10 countries and the European Union to the results of government lab tests for nitrogen oxides. "The paper shows how much human failure costs," said Jens Borken-Kleefeld, a transportation scientist at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in...
Tesla has signed another deal with a utility to offer customers backup electricity for a fee.
Elon Musk posted Friday several pictures of "Boring Co." equipment meant for digging tunnels beneath Los Angeles.
The Zika virus stands to cost the United States billions of dollars, even if few people are infected.
Tesla's solar roof costs slightly less than what Consumer Reports deemed would be necessary to compete with conventional roofing materials.
A newfound dinosaur spiked instant pop culture references, USA Today reports.
It would mark the latest step from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration to reshape the agency.