Scientists have identified four new man-made gases in the atmosphere– all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer.
Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent public health crisis" and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.
Scientists have found that color changes can be used to indicate the suitability of soil for construction purposes.
A team of researchers has used a novel material that’s just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light. This proof-of-concept could lead to ultrathin, lightweight and flexible photovoltaic cells, LEDs and other optoelectronic devices.
Researchers have announced a new type of social network, called Omlet, which shields users from the monetization of their personal lives by giving them total and unquestioned control of their personal data.
New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month.
While the text-streaming app Spritz could open up fantastic opportunities for reading small snippets of information— such as a tweet— on a very small screen, there’s probably some way to go in the development of the technology before you’d want to read War and Peace on a smart watch.
Bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria to bring both mathematical predictability and cut-and-paste simplicity to the world of genetic circuit design.
The stigma of leprosy endures in India, even though the country has made great strides against the disease, which is neither highly contagious nor fatal. The number of new annual cases has risen slightly after years of steady decline, and medical experts say the enormous fear surrounding leprosy is hindering efforts to finally eliminate it.
A very strong earthquake rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early today that there were no reports of any injuries or damages.
University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage.
More than 30,000 people descend on Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Interactive Festival each March. This year, NSA leaker Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder and secret spiller Julian Assange are topping the bill, alongside Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Anne Wojcicki, CEO of genetics testing company 23andMe.
A study shows that nearly 90 percent of the electrons generated by a hybrid catalyst designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in their intended target molecules.
Researchers have devised a new biochemical technique that will allow them, and other scientists, to delve much deeper than ever before into the specific cellular circuitry that keeps us healthy or causes disease.
By literally looking below the surface and digging up the dirt, researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest’s natural future by creating environmental havoc in the soil and disrupting the soil’s natural seed banks.