Imperium Grays Harbor was fined $11,700 for 11 serious violations, defined as those with potential to cause death or serious injury, after a 10,000-gallon glycerin tank exploded last December.
An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead.
Biotech equipment maker Millipore Corp. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $6 billion sale to German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA.
Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles.
Robots a mile beneath the Gulf positioned the lid over the main pipe on the leaking well Thursday night.
A panel studying the deadly Kleen power plant explosion wants state regulators to consider stronger licensing and training rules on "gas blow" procedures, in which high-pressure natural gas is blown through pipes.
The defense attorney for a former slaughterhouse manager put on a hard hat and long white frock and said, "Can you tell how old I am?"
Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey began voting Friday on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs.
Samsung has leaked a picture of its 7-inch Android OS touchscreen tablet computer.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is to radically overhaul its approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops from next month, opening the way to large-scale GM cultivation in Europe, EU sources said on Friday.
( Carnegie Mellon University ) Robot soccer players from Carnegie Mellon University competing in this month's RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore should be able to out-dribble their opponents, thanks to a new algorithm that helps them to predict the ball's behavior based on...
The simulations released today show the potential for oil to reach the Atlantic at some point in the future, but don't project when, where or whether any of it would make landfall or at what concentrations.
Wild insects beware. New research reveals that it's now possible to follow individual insects' efforts to reproduce in the wild. Before this, insect scientists had to be content with studying their subjects in the confines of a lab and were forever envious of colleagues who investigated...
How did higher life evolve? Brown algal genome opens new door to understanding multicellularity and photosynthesisJune 3, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments
With the world's first complete sequencing of a brown algal genome, an international research team has made a big leap towards understanding the evolution of two key prerequisites for higher life on Earth -- multicellularity and photosynthesis. About 100 scientists and technicians, during...
A thick organic haze that enshrouded early Earth several billion years ago may have been similar to the haze now hovering above Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and would have protected primordial life on the planet from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.