Michigan State University will use a $7.3 million federal grant to cultivate the next generation of agricultural scientists in Africa and Asia, in hopes of improving food security and nutrition there.
The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant.
Climate change is creating favorable conditions for several (unpronounceable, gross) diseases.
An Ecuadoran court has ordered US oil firm Chevron to pay some $19 billion — a billion dollars more than an original order — by Monday for environmental damage.
Human-driven climate change is to blame for a series of increasingly hot summers and the situation is already worse than was expected just two decades ago, a top NASA scientist said on Saturday.
For good health, be sure to eat fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and lie as seldom as possible.
Researchers have found that a bacterium that emerged centuries ago in Europe has now been spreading globally into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization.
Many users' perceptions are at odds with the realities, researchers show.
Having suffered from production snags and delays, Amyris gains $82 million comittment from Total to make fuels from sugar cane.
Facebook shares have lost nearly half their value since a highly-touted public offering in May, but it’s still not a bargain for some.
Ecosphere's new technology reduces the use of chemicals and helps natural-gas companies recycle water.
The FDA is unlikely to rule out personal genetics tests, but it may require that physicians get more involved.
On Euston Road in London, about seven miles from where Oscar Pistorius will run in the Olympics atop legs of carbon fiber, is the Wellcome Collection, home to an array of science-based exhibits
ssuming it safely passes through its terrifying and complex descent sequence, NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, should get its wheels on the Martian surface in just two short days, at 10:32 p.m. Pacific on Aug. 5.
The moment is almost here. In just a couple days, NASA’s new Mars rover, Curiosity, will begin its descent to the Martian surface and hopefully start beaming back amazing images and data.
US great Michael Phelps bowed out of Olympic competition in golden style Saturday as Britain’s Jessica Ennis provided theLondon Games’ signature moment with a dazzling heptathlon win.
When we feel there's a situation out of our control, we often fall back on superstition to account for it. ("Nothing else is working, why not blame it on that black cat?"
As much as we love our silicon semiconductors, quantum computers are very much a technology of the future. Instead of the usual string of 1s and 0s, they'll be able to send both types of information at the same time,
The dust has settled on the final round of NASA's Commercial Crew integrated Capability program project, and three winners have been given funding for the next round of American-made space taxis:
As the world population increases and fresh water sources become scarcer, many people will likely rely on technologies that convert salt water to fresh water to meet their most basic needs.
Older adults with low vitamin D levels -- especially those who are frail -- have an increased risk of death.
As much as we love our silicon semiconductors, quantum computers are very much a technology of the future. Instead of the usual string of 1s and 0s, they'll be able to send both types of information at the same time, dwarfing their traditional counte
Mars is cooperating
They could be the cause of cancer relapse—but may also offer new approaches to treatment.
The fastest athlete this summer isn’t competing in London: She’s a cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo.
It’s hard to be a champion, and harder still to set a record. Let me look at one event in particular, the 50 meter freestyle.
Even now, there are those who claim that the long-jump record of 8.9 meters that Bob Beamon set in 1968 was so crazy awesome because he accomplished it in Mexico City, which is almost 8,000 feet above sea level.
“By stimulating the body to produce the bone-producing protein itself, using non-viral methods these negative side effects can be avoided and bone tissue growth is promoted efficiently and safely,” Professor O’Brien said.
After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patients' warts were gone, whereas f
At present, private miners were allowed to extract rare earths from beach sand but not process radioactive monazite, which, under the Atomic Energy Act, was categorised as a ‘prescribed substance’ and the sole domain of the government. Private m