Asian elephants are 10 times more endangered than African savanna elephant and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of Asian elephants in Myanmar and turning it into ruby red jewelry.
By Maya Miller, Scientific American
A federal study aiming to collect the health information of one million U.S. residents is limited by the very problems it hopes to solve.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched at 3:31 a.m. ET on Sunday. Watch live here.
Critics say a proposed rule would allow asbestos to make a comeback. EPA officials say it will do the opposite, filling a loophole that companies could use to manufacture asbestos. Here's what you need to know.
By Annie Sneed, Scientific American
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.
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