NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A supertanker adapted to scoop up oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico began tests on Saturday amid a report that some major investors expect the energy giant to replace its top executives.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, so does the pressure on the plant kingdom. The hope among policymakers, scientists and concerned citizens is that plants will absorb some of the extra CO 2 and mitigate the impacts of climate change. For a few decades now, researchers...
Researchers report that DNA polymerase theta, or PolQ, promotes an inaccurate repair process, which can ultimately cause mutations, cell death or cancer.
A volcanologist has shown how the jet stream -- the area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in -- also seems to be the area most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Itochu Corp is taking part in a U.S. project to extract lithium from wastewater used in geothermal power generation in California, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two influential Democratic lawmakers warned on Friday that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could derail a $150 million clean-energy home-financing program and urged the Obama administration to rectify the problem with new regulatory guidance.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi (Reuters) - Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea, may be the latest victims of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Washington was preparing a revised offshore oil drilling moratorium and cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico returned to normal on Friday after hurricane Alex passed through the region without doing major damage.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Environmental groups, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard reached tentative agreement on Friday on measures to prevent sea turtles from being incinerated alive in controlled burns of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
( University of California - San Diego ) If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the computer science corollary must be "a picture is worth 1,000 lines of C++ code." That's certainly the case for the computer science students at the University of California, San Diego who won the...
( University of Maryland ) Prison programs to de-radicalize terrorists show promise, if well-run, says a joint report from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, and the International Center for the Study of...
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opening investigations into possible power steering problems in Mazda3 passenger cars and BMW Z4 sports cars.
The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.
Watson Pharmaceuticals completed its acquisition of the U.S. rights to a Columbia Laboratories' progesterone drug in a deal that could be worth more than $92.5 million.