The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency are challenging the nation to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. It's the first-ever national target for food loss.
The Heartland virus was considered rare. Scientists now say they've found signs of it circulating in animals across the Midwest, New England and the South. They think human cases have been missed.
With deaths from heroin and painkillers on the rise, more nurses at high schools and middle schools are prepared to intervene in the event of an overdose on school grounds.
With record numbers of young people using heroin and opioid painkillers, more school nurses are prepared to intervene in the event of an overdose on school grounds.
A team of behavioral scientists has been studying low-cost, easy interventions — text message reminders, how an envelope looks — to improve efficiency and access to federal programs.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, visited Florida Tuesday to announce his other company, Blue Origin, will launch rockets from Cape Canaveral. He created his private space firm 15 years ago.
In announcing a new expansion of commercial efforts to launch earthlings into space, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for too long.
Doctors say it's the first time a titanium sternum and set of ribs have been made with a 3-D printer. The custom-made device has already been implanted in the chest of a cancer patient in Spain.
For many years people have puzzled over why countries that get richer don't seem to get happier. Now, researchers have an answer.
Research into an ancient stone found in a cave in Italy shows Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were grinding oats and other grains for flour. It's the earliest evidence yet of food processing in Europe.
Mount Aso, one of the country's most active volcanoes, unexpectedly erupted on Monday, spewing ash for miles. But no injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Too much sleep, too little sleep or disrupted sleep may put people at risk for heart disease. A study finds a link between poor quality sleep patterns and a buildup of calcium in the arteries.
Gennady Padalka, who spent several months aboard the International Space Station, has now spent more time in space than any human, clocking more than 2.4 years in space on five missions since 1998.
Scientists used an estimate of how much fossil fuel is left in the ground to do computer simulations and come up with a worst-case scenario.
This year, as many as 50 percent of the pistachios harvested in California could be hollow inside. Blame it on drought, heat and weather changes that are messing with male trees' virility.
Filmmaker Chris Milk uses cutting-edge technology to create a film experience that immerses the viewer. He explains how virtual reality has allowed him to create the "ultimate empathy machine."
Today airstrikes involve generals dictating — and soldiers carrying out — orders behind screens. Strategist P.W. Singer describes how screens have complicated the nature of war.
Pediatrician Dimitri Christakis explains how different forms of screen time affects kids and their ability to learn and develop.
Despite their powerful computing capability, our screens have no way of knowing how we feel. Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby says that's about to change.
Anthropologist Amber Case says our technology is changing us into cyborgs. She argues we have become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of Homo sapiens.