Tropical depression 16 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Patty, the 16th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.
Handy humans such as MacGyver can think of fast fixes for almost any scenario, but robots would still have trouble just getting around a fire or using a crowbar to pry open a stuck door. The U.S. Navy plans to help make a robotic MacGyver with almost $…
A rock on Mars being studied by NASA's Curiosity rover is unlike any Martian stone ever seen, and is surprisingly similar to an unusual, but well-known, kind of rock on Earth.
Regularly taking certain pain relievers may reduce women’s risk of deadly ovarian cancer, a new study from Denmark suggests.
NEW YORK — Prominent climate scientist James Hansen has been warning that humans have brought the planet to a tipping point, after which changes, such as melting ice, can pick up momentum with potentially devastating effects.
The number of people with a rare fungal form of meningitis tied to steroid injections is now up to 170, including 14 who have died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today (Oct. 11).
Monterey, Calif. — Oysters, those slimy mollusks whose juices are thought to boost sexual desire, may be losing their comfy sea homes.