Scientists announced Wednesday that they had mapped sections of the Neanderthal genetic code, using DNA extracted from a 38,000-year-old fossilized femur bone found in a Croatian cave.
Two recent reports say the world's fish stock could be depleted in 50 years and global warming could take a severe economic toll on nations if dramatic measures are not undertaken. A science reporter explains.
NASA announced Tuesday that it would send a final repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, tentatively in 2008, to extend the life of the orbiting observatory to at least 2013. Hubble's senior project scientist discusses the history and future…
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Unchecked global warming could impact the world economy on a scale comparable to world wars and the Great Depression, a report issued Monday by the British government says.
With more than 130 exhibits from scientists, researchers and inventors around the globe, NextFest brings its vision of a new world's fair to New York City. The NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the high-tech tools and toys of…
A team of American and British researchers announced Thursday that it developed the first working "invisibility cloak" for objects that enables them to deflect microwaves.
The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to Roger Kornberg of Stanford University for his work on how cells use information in genes to produce proteins. He and his father Arthur Kornberg, also a Nobel laureate, discuss their achievements.
Two American scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a new way to turn off the effects of specific genes, a process that has opened new pathways in medical treatment.
The Mars rover Opportunity reached the rim of the Victoria Crater on Mars, capturing new images of a 900-meter depression that could reveal information about the possibility of life on the Red Planet. Principal scientist Steve Squyres discusses the mission's…
A report compiled by the National Academies of Sciences reveals a bias is preventing women from advancing in science and engineering at the rate of their male counterparts. An expert discusses the findings.
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