40 years ago this month, the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74 finally came to an end. The embargo was a bigshock to the US economy and brought promises of big changes in America's energy use. So what became of those promises?
In 2008, the FDA banned Bisphenol A (BPA) in children’s products over rising evidence and concerns that the chemical acted like a hormone and led to potentially serious health problems. BPA-free bottles hit the market — and new research suggests those may be no safer.
Frequent contributor Alina Simone has a personal connection to this week's news about a breakthrough on the Big Bang. Her father is a physicist who works in the field. But she says that no matter how hard she tries to listen, and her dad tries to explain, she just can't understand.
Oil spills are ecological disasters. Whether it’s the oil itself or the dispersants used to break up the slick, spills wreak environmental havoc on marine life, shore life and human life. But hydrocarbon-chewing microbes could reduce the havoc and the danger.
Meet Biden, a new dwarf planet named after the vice president that's upsetting the apple cart that is our understanding of the solar system. It, along with a relatively nearby neighbor, Sedna, are challenging astronomers to rewrite definitions of how the solar system formed.
When was the last time that music moved you, not just emotionally, but physically? Researcher Psyche Loui says music can give you a "skin orgasm." And there may be an evolutionary reason why we get that chill down our spine.