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Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Colorado man to one year of probation for understating the value of unspecified fossils imported from China to the United States.
Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship.
Americans recycle nearly 90 million tons of trash a year, but it may not be worth the trouble.
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.
The New Yorker festival, said Kathryn Schulz, is the "nerd holiday of New York City." But the festival also touches on the more urgent questions of the day, including the upcoming presidential election and the earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest.
As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects that missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime.
Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.
Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.
The patient was unconscious and ready for surgery, but the doctor was not in.
To help get kids to eat more fruit, a new study looks at what kinds they like best.
The cost for a drug used in treating complications in cancer and AIDS cases spikes by 5,000 percent (from $13.50 a pill to $750.00; also, Volkswagen stock plunges and the IRS would like to teach Coca-Cola to sing to the tune of $3 billion in back taxes.
German automaker Volkswagen admits that it rigged U.S. emissions tests so it would appear that its diesel-powered cars were emitting fewer nitrogen oxides, which can contribute to ozone buildup and respiratory illness. Here are some questions and answers.
Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting environmental friendliness. In actual driving, the VWs spewed as much as 40 times more pollution from tailpipes than allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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