Modern Meadow, a New Jersey-based startup, is using biotechnology to produce material that looks and feels similar to leather. The company says that producing this leather-like material, made of lab-grown collagen, carries a lower environmental impact than other means of…
Police identified the Golden State Killer with a genetic ancestry search for his distant relatives. These two studies show how easy that could be done for anyone.
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
At the moment, the reported links between Hurricane Michael and climate change are murky, at best.
Citrus growers hope to fend off fruit-munching katydids, but one weapon is under scrutiny. Researchers found that children growing up near fields where the insecticide chlorpyrifos was deployed exhibited autism-like symptoms. A court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban…
By Travis Daub
Unless we immediately reduce the burning of coal and oil and gas that drive up global temperatures, a new UN report warns the world will suffer tremendous consequences as early as 2040. William Brangham talks with Rafe Pomerance of the…
Life on Tangier Island has always been defined by water. Now it is menacing its very existence. Battered by Chesapeake Bay's relentless waves, scientists say the land’s shrinking is accelerating, as man-made climate change makes the waves from rising seawater…
Join the PBS NewsHour on Twitter Wed. Oct 10th at 12 ET for #NewsHourChats on solutions to the planet's plastic pollution problem.
By Roman V. Yampolskiy, The Conversation
A new argument has laid a path for artificial intelligence systems to be recognized as people without any legislation, court rulings or other revisions to existing law.
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