Drugmakers are claiming to be running out of the thyroid cancer preventative, but depending on age and other circumstances, its usefulness is limited
Bid to join gravitational-wave detector network hinges on government cash.
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant normally relied on purified water to whisk away heat from its reactors, until the destruction wrought by the March 11 tsunami called for extreme measures...
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New efforts to track and quantify greenhouse gas emission reductions could prove a model for global efforts.
When we feel uncertain, we work harder to win others over
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CHERNOBYL, Ukraine—The face mask and three radiation monitors I'm wearing here are grim reminders that I'm at the site of the worst nuclear accident in history.
Hydrogen and steam explosions pose ongoing risks at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, where three such events have already occurred in the past five days
The speed of the Pacific Plate, the distance Japan's main island was displaced, and other facts and figures about the March 11 earthquake help to put this event into perspective
As the world continues to grapple with energy-related pollution and poverty, can innovation help?
At a press briefing, physicist Ken Bergeron explained the type of accident occurring at Fukushima. Steve Mirsky reports
The full impact of the nuclear emergency in Japan will depend on how bad it gets
The U.S. Department of Energy aims to make electricity from the sun cheaper than that from burning coal or natural gas
As more Americans sign up for health care, they'll be more likely to see nurses and physician assistants instead of doctors. That's a good thing
How can a small federal agency help reinvent how the U.S. produces and uses energy?
BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico didn't just foul the ocean, it also tainted the air. David Biello reports
The type of accident occurring now in Japan derives from a loss of off-site AC power and then a subsequent failure of emergency power on-site. Engineers there are racing to restore AC power to prevent a core meltdown...