Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.
New images, acquired on May 24, 2010 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, show the encroachment of oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig into Louisiana's wildlife habitats.
( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen are gearing up for experimental tests of findings they arrived at through theoretical considerations: that electrochemical reactions take place more rapidly on isolated, nanometer-scale electrodes...
( BioCom Partners ) Chronix Biomedical's study of 575 individuals at ASCO shows its serum DNA blood tests can accurately detect early stage breast cancer and prostate cancer. Chronix's technology identifies disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on circulating DNA fragments...
( Rice University ) A team of Rice University seniors developed a device that could save babies' lives. The Baby Bubbler -- or in its more technical guise, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device -- helps children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover.
The overwhelming approval showed that some workers slated to lose their jobs still voted yes because it would save someone else's job.
Schutz Containers Systems will start building a nearly 600,000-square-foot facility in a few months, bringing up to 300 jobs to Georgia within five years.
BP chief executive Tony Hayward said that over the last 24 hours, the cap placed on the gusher near the sea floor trapped about 420,000 gallons of oil.
A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish.
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.