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Scientists Win Nobel Chemistry Award For Work on DNA Repair

October 7, 2015 | by KARL RITTER, Associated Press MALIN RISING, Associated Press | Comments

Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.

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US, States Announce Historic Settlement With BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

October 6, 2015 2:56 pm | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


DuPont Shares Rise as CEO Announces Retirement

October 6, 2015 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In May, Dupont shareholders flatly rejected a contentious campaign Trian for seats on the board of the 212-year-old chemical company.


Health Concerns Abound in Aftermath of Flooding

October 6, 2015 2:51 pm | by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | Comments

Just touching flooded water can lead to health problems due to the presence of oil, chemicals and even sewage.


Chemical Safety Law Gains Momentum In U.S. Senate

October 6, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A vote on the measure in that chamber could come as early as this week, according to reports.


11 Fun Factoids About The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

A look at some interesting nuggets about the history of the famed prize and its role in chemistry.


Pics of The Day: Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks After Colliding With Gas Tanker

October 6, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The accident happened close to the busy waterway off the port of Zeebrugge which many ships use on their way to Europe's major ports to Rotterdam and Antwerp.


China Wins Long-Sought Nobel Prize in One of The Sciences

October 6, 2015 9:13 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | Comments

For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor.


Flame Retardant Breakthrough is Naturally Derived And Nontoxic

October 6, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in the environment and living animals, including humans.


Parts Sold From Biofuel Plant That Owes Mississippi $79M

October 6, 2015 8:58 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

Equipment from the failed KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus is being sold, but Mississippi taxpayers are likely to recover little of the $79 million that the state is seeking.


Flipping Molecular Attachments Amps up Activity of CO2 Catalyst

October 6, 2015 8:54 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

New understanding may help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming CO2 to useful products.


Runaway NY Oil Tanker Tips, Spills 100 Gallons

October 6, 2015 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A fire official says a runaway oil tanker truck has crashed into the side of an apartment building, tipped on its side and spilled 100 gallons of oil in suburban New York.


DuPont CEO Kullman Steps Down, Company Lowers Guidance

October 6, 2015 8:40 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer | Comments

The DuPont Co. on Monday announced that CEO and Chairwoman Ellen Kullman, who earlier this year fought off a bruising challenge from a major activist investor, will retire at the end of next week.


New Polymer Creates Safer Fuels

October 5, 2015 8:56 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

Before embarking on a transcontinental journey, jet airplanes fill up with tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. In the event of a crash, such large quantities of fuel increase the severity of an explosion upon impact.


AP Analysis: Dozens of Deaths Likely From VW Pollution Dodge

October 5, 2015 8:48 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.


Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Injures Four

October 2, 2015 3:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company said that it's investigating the accident but is primarily focused on the safety of its employees. 



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