FBI: West Virginia exec lied about chemical spill to protect his fortune FBI: West Virginia exec lied about chemical spill to protect his fortune
Dan Taylor - Mar 10, 2015
Freedom Industries is accused of dumping a coal-cleaning chemical into a river eight days before filing for bankruptcy, shuttering local businesses for days.
Strange phenomenon seems to be the hummingbird's ultimate weakness Strange phenomenon seems to be the hummingbird's ultimate weakness
John Tyburski - Mar 09, 2015
The sight of a hummingbird brings joy to almost any observer, but new research shows a weakness in their graceful hovering.
Study finds simply drinking from cans may increase blood pressure Study finds simply drinking from cans may increase blood pressure
Rina Shah - Mar 09, 2015
BPA exposure has been detected in more than 95% of the U.S. population.
NASA's Curiosity makes 'mountainous' discovery on Mars NASA's Curiosity makes 'mountainous' discovery on Mars
John Tyburski - Mar 09, 2015
NASA’s Curiosity rover is climbing a mountain in the middle of Gale Crater on Mars and helping researchers better understand how the mountain may have formed over three billion years ago.
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Despite strong jobs report, Fed policymakers not eager to crank up rates
Dan Taylor - Mar 11, 2015
Policymakers have suggested that mid-2015 is a more likely timeframe for when rates may start their rise.
 
Compact particle accelerator sets new energy record: 4.25 giga-electron volts
John Tyburski - Mar 11, 2015
Scientists at Berkeley Lab break energy barrier by shooting high-powered laser into tube of plasma, all in the smallest particle accelerator ever made.
 
Report: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton injured in car crash in Charlotte
Dan Taylor - Mar 11, 2015
The crash involved two cars and happened off of I-277, which forms a partial loop around downtown Charlotte.
 
Scientists solve the mystery behind the giant sand dunes on Saturn's moon Titan
John Camdir - Mar 11, 2015
Scientists solve the mystery behind the giant sand dunes on Saturn's moon Titan
 
Medicaid patients find it difficult to access care
Rina Shah - Mar 11, 2015
HHS OIG found that more than half of providers...could not offer appointments.
 
Curiosity rover finds traces of ancient lakes on Mars
Kate Halse - Mar 11, 2015
Curiosity's team suggests that this recent discovery points to a cycle with rain or snow to keep up such humid conditions.
 
Huge fire in downtown Los Angeles may have been arson: authorities
Dan Taylor - Mar 11, 2015
Authorities say the building was immediately engulfed in flames, which made it especially suspicious.
 
FBI: West Virginia exec lied about chemical spill to protect his fortune
Dan Taylor - Mar 11, 2015
Freedom Industries is accused of dumping a coal-cleaning chemical into a river eight days before filing for bankruptcy, shuttering local businesses for days.
 
Strange phenomenon seems to be the hummingbird's ultimate weakness
John Tyburski - Mar 11, 2015
The sight of a hummingbird brings joy to almost any observer, but new research shows a weakness in their graceful hovering.
 
Study finds simply drinking from cans may increase blood pressure
Rina Shah - Mar 11, 2015
BPA exposure has been detected in more than 95% of the U.S. population.
 
'Eaten Alive' was Discovery's most-watched special in years with 4.1 million views
Steven DiCarlo - Mar 11, 2015
Special promising to show man being eaten alive by an anaconda draws 4.1 million viewers despite no one being eaten alive.
 
NASA's Curiosity makes 'mountainous' discovery on Mars
John Tyburski - Mar 11, 2015
NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a mountain in the middle of Gale Crater on Mars and helping researchers better understand how the mountain may have formed over three billion years ago.
 
Astronomers stunned by mysterious circular formations on the surface of Mars
John Camdir - Mar 11, 2015
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft captures images of mysterious circular formation .
 
Violent pillaging by Vikings was a family-oriented activity, study suggests
John Tyburski - Mar 11, 2015
Evidence suggests that Viking men did not expand to new territories alone but, rather, they took along their women.
 
New research suggests asteroid impacts could hold key to life's origins
Kate Halse - Mar 11, 2015
In a new study, scientists announce crucial findings that smear the lines between two previously held theories, that the origins of life arrived following a ride on a comet or asteroid, or that it arose spontaneously following the introduction of organic molecules.
 
Warming pacific ocean could release tons of fart gas
Ian Lang - Mar 11, 2015
From 1970 to 2013, some 4 million metric tons of methane has been released.
 
Missouri executes inmate for 1998 hammer killing of old woman despite convict's low IQ
Dan Taylor - Mar 11, 2015
The Supreme Court decided against last minute appeals to save Goodwin's life, and the governor declined to grant him clemency.
 
Man sees 'demons,' stabs four people while riding train
Jessica Porter - Mar 11, 2015
Michigan man stabs four passengers on a train, claiming one was a "demon."
 
Cancer criminals and some striking similarities
Kate Ferguson - Mar 11, 2015
Many criminals born under the sign Cancer have a history of making big news with their bad behavior, and share some common characteristics.
 
Justin Bieber allegedly dating Hailey Baldwin
Kate Ferguson - Mar 11, 2015
Justin Bieber has been spotted getting cozy with 18-year-old model Hailey Baldwin.
 
Jennifer Lopez wants the new season of 'American Idol' to be less cruel
Medina Parrilla - Mar 11, 2015
The judge said she hopes it's less cruel this season.
 
Can laughing gas cure depression?
Rina Shah - Mar 11, 2015
After receiving the same type of nitrous oxide that dentists give to patients, two-thirds reported improved symptoms.
 
Potential blood test detects breast cancer before symptoms appear
Rina Shah - Mar 11, 2015
A blood test could be given to all women to provide an efficient early screening.
 
Study shows veganism is often short lived
Kate Ferguson - Mar 11, 2015
Researchers have found that 84% of Americans who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet go back to eating meat again at some point.
 
Can depression can be treated with laughing gas? Controversial study says yes
Kate Ferguson - Mar 11, 2015
A recent study suggests that laughing gas can in fact ease symptoms of depression, and do it quickly.
 
Warming Pacific Ocean waters could release harmful amounts of methane: Study
Kate Halse - Mar 11, 2015
Researchers found that the water at intermediate depths, around 500 meters down, is gradually warming up, potentially releasing million tons of methane, which transforms from solid to gas at the same depth.
 
Discrepancies in UVa rape story do not change focus
Victoria Walker - Mar 11, 2015
Discrepancies in UVa rape story are consistent with recounts of trauma and do not change University focus.
 
Kimye divorce rumors continue after reunion
Victoria Walker - Mar 11, 2015
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian divorce rumors continue after the couple reunites in New York this past weekend.
 
There's a shocking amount of plastic floating in our oceans, study finds
Kate Halse - Mar 11, 2015
Although they caution that there estimates are "highly conservative," the scientists stress that these floating plastic pieces are a serious threat to the environment and pose health risks along the food chain.