Science

The Latest: Radioactive material washed off 3 firefighters

Apr 12, 2018

Federal officials say three firefighters got a small amount of radioactive material on their skin and were taken to medical facilities as a precaution after a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear site

NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout

Apr 12, 2018

NASA's newest planet hunter will serve as a galactic scout, combing the neighborhood as never before

Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood

Apr 12, 2018

Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations that limit imports and exports of precious rosewood

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

Apr 11, 2018

A new study says that important Atlantic Ocean circulation is weakening to record slow speeds due to global warming

5 years on, marathon bomb survivors inspire medical advances

Apr 11, 2018

In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs

Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

Apr 10, 2018

A large study is adding to evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

Apr 10, 2018

Some traditional organic farmers rebel with plans for new organic label

Report: Breakthrough on devastating citrus disease unlikely

Apr 10, 2018

An organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters has dire news for Florida's citrus industry

Betsy DeVos laments lack of progress seen in US students

Apr 10, 2018

DeVos laments flat math and reading results in nation's report card: "We can and we must do better "

10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

Apr 9, 2018

Ten finalists in a contest to make money from carbon dioxide pollution announced, will share $5 million in prize money

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