Rick Morgan is a news intern who specializes in health care. He is finishing his master's degree at the University of Missouri.
Tesla and Shell are both chasing the same problem in trucks: transportation emissions. Although the need for power makes fuel-efficient trucks a challenge, electric batteries and design improvements offer solutions.
McDonald's is switching to paper straws in its 1,300 UK locations, and the customers will have to ask for a straw to get one. Activists argue consumers make the best decision by not using straws at all.
SurveyMonkey is providing benefits to all the contract workers in its San Mateo office. It remains unclear when, or if, other Silicon Valley companies will follow suit.
More and more companies are making products from recycled materials. Environmental problems are more visible than ever, but time will tell if these companies stay in business.
Incyte's trial failure dealt a blow to immunotherapy, but cancer researchers believe the field still holds potential for patients.
Carnival Corp. is taking a stand in the civil rights struggle in Bermuda.
Bill Gates and Richard Branson invested in Memphis Meats, a start-up that makes lab-grown meat alongside Tyson Foods and Cargill. It's a sector set to boom.
President Trump's new plan to fight the opioid crisis includes support for a vaccine against addiction, a search that had a major breakthrough in December.
A new study argues that increased access to anti-overdose drug naloxone makes people use opioids more recklessly. The Narcan study has sparked controversy.
Two studies have discovered a blood test to detect Alzheimer's decades before symptoms. Next is using the tests to speed drug development.