(Reuters) - U.S.-owned power generator Tennessee Valley Authority said on Thursday it expects to continue cutting carbon emissions and reducing energy costs by producing more power with natural gas an
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles (1
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan woman who briefly dated Elizabeth Wettlaufer said she figured the woman was a bit off, but "I didn't know she was that far off." Sheila ......
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he will discuss merging carbon trading markets in his state and China when he travels to Asia later this week, a sign of the
A report says that the retail giant routinely refuses to accept doctors’ notes and penalizes workers who need to take care of an ailing family member.
Australian researchers found that women who breastfed their children were 11 percent less likely than women who didn't breastfeed to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York analyzed baby teeth from 16 pairs of identical and fraternal twins, with at least one sibling who had an ASD diagnosis by about 18 years old.
The most comprehensive study ever has revealed the effects are so subtle it may not be worth splashing $120 on a pair. The US researchers - and Nike, their funder - were surprised by the findings.
(Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulatory commissioners said they were "troubled" that Ohio found signs of diesel fuel in drilling fluid samples near a spill that occurred during Energy Transfer Part
(Reuters Health) - Differences in exposure to certain metals and nutrients like lead and zinc in the womb and in early childhood may affect a child’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD),
(Reuters Health) - Parents who stick to a set bedtime schedule and enforce rules for nighttime routines may be more likely to have children who get enough sleep during the week than people who are mor
(Reuters Health) - Keeping tiny blood vessels healthy may be one way to ward off depression later in life, suggests a new analysis of existing research.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Audi's emissions scandal flared up again on Thursday after the German government accused the carmaker of cheating emissions tests with its top-end models, the first time Audi has b
A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement, following through on a pledge he made during the
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, but it was not expected to gain much more strength before reaching land later in the day, the U.S. Nationa
Boston-born Purnell Sabky, one, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease type A on May 12. The condition is also known as childhood Alzheimer's and there is no cure.
New York (Reuters) - Los Angeles County overstated the number of local children with elevated lead tests in recent years, internal emails show, making it harder to track the public health burden of le
Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of ichthyosis -- a group of rare disorders that cause dry scales to form on the skin.
(Reuters Health) - Women who breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months may also be lowering their own risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction, which could lead to therapies to prevent type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Brian Callister, from Reno, Nevada, is against states legalizing assisted suicide. He claims his patients were denied life-saving treatment but offered suicide pills because it was cheaper.
"The View" co-hosts discuss a leaked draft regulation with plans to allow employers to opt out of offering free birth control for religious and moral reasons.
COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate a part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve, which contains big cats and t
In groundbreaking trials on humans, scientists based at a start-up firm in San Francisco appear to have confirmed the long-standing myth that such injections can reverse ageing.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German government commission has detected illicit emissions control software on Volkswagen luxury brand Audi's flagship A8 models, Bild reported on Thursday, without citing the s
Chemists have investigated the biological function of patellamides. Patellamides were first isolated in 1981 from the ascidian Lissoclinum patella. Today, scientists know that they are produced by its
Many large fish species, including many of the sharks and rays of Europe, are threatened with extinction. Confirming the findings of previous studies, scientists highlight regional differences in fish
2016 hurricane season started in January and ended 318 days later in late-November. Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 in a decade, the longest stretch without one since 1950.
The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell's Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and nest in hard-to-access areas, is challenging, b
Researchers have identified a novel gene defect that causes a hereditary blistering disorder of the skin, epidermolysis bullosa, in dogs. Epidermolysis bullosa, found in the Central Asian Shepherd dog
A clearer picture of how the classic diabetes medication metformin works has emerged. A recent study indicates that the clinical effect -- control of blood glucose -- is achieved through modulation of
A new study may pave the way for treating alcohol addiction by reducing motivation to drink, rather than by altering the effects of alcohol itself. The study reports a new mechanism behind alcohol see
Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveal dates much older than previously thought.
To localize sounds, particularly low-frequency sounds, mammals must perceive minimal differences in the timing of signal reception between the two ears. Researchers now describe a unique feature of th
The role of microglial cells in neurodegenerative disease is not fully understood. But new research results suggest that stimulation of this arm of the immune system might well delay the onset of such
Some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers -- rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean water levels.
(Reuters Health) - Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery,
A study by the University of Washington has found adults who smoke marijuana typically cut back when they become parents but do not necessarily quit completely.
Victor Padilla was born in Rochester, New York, with Cloves syndrome – an overgrowth illness that causes complex vascular anomalies leading to the formation of tumors on the body.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Twenty whales which were stranded onshore at the eastern Sri Lankan town of Sampoor have made it back to sea with the help of the navy and local residents, the navy said on Thursda
Researchers from the University of Surrey believe their findings offer a drug-free way of minimising jet lag-related illnesses and may also benefit shift workers who struggle to nod off.
Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York found exposing newborn monkeys to an anesthetic commonly given to humans significantly impacted their memory a year later.
Flashes and sweats are associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), the North American Menopause Society has found. Losing weight could reduce symptoms, say researchers.
The decision to sell cannabis over-the-counter in Britain would also stop to criminals profiting from the illegal trade and capture £1 billion each year in taxes, Nick Clegg said.
Zoologists have documented the first record of a House Swift in the Americas — and begun to unravel the mystery of how the tiny bird got from its south-east Asia breeding grounds to Ladner, BC.
Researchers from Texas A&M College of Medicine found rats choose alcohol over water after a stroke. This may explain why sufferers often struggle to abstain despite medical advice.
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc on Thursday said its drug, Spinraza, had secured European Union approval to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a leading genetic cause of death in infants.
ARAL SEA, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - The Aral Sea, once the world's fourth biggest lake, is most likely gone forever, its death having brought about decades of environmental disaster.
Melanie Parkinson, 45, from Nottingham, said her intimate area became dry and delicate, making it impossible to enjoy sex with her husband. She claims a £12 serum was her 'miracle cure.'
LONDON (Reuters) - A British environmental group is seeking the public's help to monitor the health of the country's bee population in a bid to reverse declining numbers.
A survey of more than 12,000 across the UK reveals 48 per cent of public health workers have taken time off due to mental health issues compared to 32 per cent working privately.
OTTAWA - A middle-aged golfer with an ailing back, a balky swing, prescriptions for painkillers and a burning desire for a return to form — turns out the archetypal aches-and-pains ......
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and China vowed on Thursday to expand their partnership, pledging to continue to fight climate change hours before U.S. President Donald Trump announces whether Washington w
Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement looked at surveillance footage of 22 robberies to analyse the behaviour of victims and bystanders (stock).
More than £1 billion is spent every year by the NHS on drugs to combat type 2 diabetes, weight loss and indigestion - an increase of 65 per cent in the past ten years, official figures show.
Chewing gum three times a day for 30 minutes after a c-section helps ease postoperative ileus, which causes nausea, bloating and constipation, according to Philadelphia researchers.
Arizona State University sleep researcher Shawn Youngstedt believes those seeking a good night's rest should exercise as a body of evidence emerges over the dangers of sleeping pills.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it will stick to the Paris climate deal as the world awaited an announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on whether to keep the United States in the globa
Developed at the University of Stirling, the free app assesses how suitable a dementia or elderly person's home is by having the user answer questions and take photographs.
Turkey’s biggest telecommunications firm said on Wednesday that after years of delay its R55.06bn lawsuit against cellular giant MTN would finally be heard
Wow. Second Wives Club stars Veronika Obeng and Tania Mehra's attempt at a reconciliation quickly turned into the exact opposite on tonight's explosive episode. Although...
Kids grow up so fast don't they, Teresa Giudice? As summer vacation approaches for millions of students across the country, Gia Giudice had one special school activity to look forward...
This time around, it's Savannah Chrisley who knows best. As her big brother, Chase Chrisley, rang in his 21st birthday in Sin City, the reality star and beauty pageant queen took to...
World leaders closed ranks Thursday, vowing to press on with the fight against global warming, even as President Trump said he was pulling the United States out of a landmark climate agreement. In
SERIES Girl Starter The aspiring female entrepreneurs vie for a prize package worth $100,000 in this competition series’ freshman-season finale. 7 p.m. TLC Ginormous Food Host Josh Denny tries a
A jury Thursday found three Northern California correctional officers guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate. After a two-month trial, Santa Clara County
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has closed sale on the Cecil B. DeMille estate, a Los Feliz mansion once owned by the early filmmaker, according to real estate sources not authorized to co
India lost the tag of the fastest growing economy to China in the March quarter with a GDP growth of 6.1 per cent, which pulled down the 2016-17 expansion to 7.1 per cent.
Jerry West remains unabashed in his affection for the Lakers, still expressing his “love” for them and even admitting that a part of him still yearns to work for the organization that he in so man
Tesla’s Elon Musk and Disney’s Robert Iger both said they were resigning from White House advisory councils after President Trump announced Thursday that he is withdrawing the United States from t
Max Holloway’s 10-fight winning streak has been an arduous grind that has featured tests against a devastating puncher, a skilled mixed martial artist and an acrobatic former champion. The journey
The Rams and Chargers are in a so-called “Fight for L.A.,” a competition that includes wooing — and accepting — new fans from all parts of Southern California’s diverse population. Both franchises
One day in the near future, your face or your fingers will be all the identification you need to board a plane. The airline industry has begun testing the idea of using biometrics — facial recogni
Below Walt Disney Concert Hall, down the block from the line forming outside the Broad Museum, sits the deepest point in Los Angeles’ subway system. When it’s completed, the Bunker Hill station wi