With novel marketing and flavors to appeal to first-time smokers, Big Tobacco seems to be aiming for youth smokers in the developing world
Scientists look to sorghum’s genome for clues to a better harvest
Probably not, but it's better to act sooner than later
The former dust bowl’s lone water source could run dry without a change in agricultural practices
Coastal cities—rich and poor—share the risk, and face tough decisions about how to adapt to rising seas and stronger storms
A group of researchers enlist fungi and E. coli to make the first biofuel of its kind
It seems college students are talking more than acting—at least when it comes to sex
Young girls who have been sexually abused are at far greater risk of picking up their first drink or using drugs as preteens, a new study finds
Although Brazil’s energy-hungry economic boom has driven the nation to tap the Amazon’s vast hydroelectric potential, the resulting deforestation accompanying its dam projects has reduced the available waterpower...
The Pentagon’s fear of condoning sex and logistical hurdles have prevented it from adequately providing servicewomen with adequate information and a full spectrum of contraceptive alternatives...
The Obama administration’s compromise ignores scientific studies confirming the safety of the emergency contraceptive drug for women of all ages
An overzealous effort at protecting consumer from foodborne illness in California may be having unforeseen consequences on biodiversity, sustainability
President Obama has restored science to its rightful place in the White House, says John Holdren, Obama’s senior science advisor.“Science is again where it should be,” he told an audience of 200 as part of a lecture series at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J...
Its texture is at once ice-cold and silky. But how does basic chemistry make this frosty, popular treat a reality?
With relevance to homegrown, lone operator terrorist threats highlighted by the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a series of initiatives Wednesday aimed at defending the U.S...
The American Institute of Architects' winning structures combine environmental sustainability with a focus on public health
For two weeks in April the world was ablaze. NASA satellites documented these infernos, both wild and controlled, as they burned from the U.S. to Australia
The President's plan for next year would give a boost to infrastructure, manufacturing and education in exchange for land conservation and environmental cleanup efforts
Although not as easily delivered as weaponized anthrax, ricin in purified form can be just as deadly
Ineffective or unenforced government regulations that allow bacterial outbreaks to sicken or kill consumers also hurt food producers’ bottom line