Solar geoengineering would ease heat stress, but also block vital sunlight for plants, according to a new study published Wednesday.
West Coast residents go about life knowing seismic threats are lurking, but there's a lot that people can do before an earthquake hits if they have even a few seconds of warning. A system called "ShakeAlert" picks up seismic information…
The poaching of African elephants, where they are murdered for their ivory tusks, is well-documented. But halfway around world in Myanmar, their cousins are 10 times more endangered and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of…
By Amanda Grennell
One in seven infants exposed to Zika in utero experienced microcephaly, seizures, hearing deficiencies or other health problems during their first year of life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
By PBS NewsHour
In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent…
By Stephen McKeon, The Conversation
People are just becoming acquainted with the idea of digital money in the form of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, where transactions are recorded on a secure distributed database called a blockchain.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Calls to U.S. poison control centers about an unapproved antidepressant that has opioid-like effects have climbed dramatically since 2015, according to a new analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Over President Obama's tenure, rules were put in place that would have nearly doubled the average fuel economy standard in the U.S., which the Trump administration has argued goes too far. Now a new EPA proposal would set standards to…
By Amanda Grennell
A child's major brain surgery could have sacrificed key skills, including the ability to recognize faces. Instead his brain shifted the jobs elsewhere.
By Timothy D. Lytton, The Conversation
There is nothing new in attempts by gun makers to exploit loopholes in government regulations, and these unregulated guns have been used to kill.
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