The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
California's rivers and lakes are getting warmer, which puts a great deal of stress on the native fish that live in those bodies of water. But all isn't lost. There are changes that could be made that could help keep them from going extinct.
As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, another piece of the future has seemingly arrived. A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated the ability to control a flying robot using only a user's brain waves.
The latest batch of tornadoes that slammed into Oklahoma last week brought more death and destruction. Surprisingly, among the dead were three professional scientist who make their living following and researching tornadoes. These men, profiled on a TV series, were caught surprised by a tornado that behaved unexpectedly.
The majority of students in India want to be engineers -- and they'll go to great lengths to get there. Some 500,000 students will apply for 10,000 spots at the Indian Institute of Technology, and they'll spend years cramming for the exam that makes or breaks their chances.
The increase in online shopping has led to more items arriving on doorsteps ensconced in styrofoam packaging. The purchase is safe-and-sound, but what to do with the styrofoam? One New York-based company is turning to mushrooms to literally grow new, biodegradable, all-natural packaging.
Increases in prices for natural resources and advances in technology have conspired to make deep sea mining a commercially viable endeavor. But the prospect of large undersea vacuums sucking up minerals and animals at the same time has some environmentalists more than a little concerned.
In some species of reptiles, gender is determined not by X and Y chromosomes, but rather by the temperature in the nest at a key period of development. So, as temperature warm, for the Painted turtles, that means a species that will become all female. And when that happens, the species will die out.
Dark matter makes up some 95 percent of our universe, according to physicists, but its proven elusive. Scientists at Columbia University are part of the team looking for this elusive component of the universe -- and creating unintentional art along the way.
Electric cars have large batteries that go mostly unused for hours at a time. But a team of researchers in Delaware are hoping to use these electric cars to improve how the national electric grid works. So far, the results are promising. And it could provide benefits to electric car owners, too.