A majority of members of Maryland’s House of Delegates voted to ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in the state. The bill now moves to the Senate.
A superbloom (profusion) of wildflowers has occurred in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and will be visible until late March 2017.
A new Canadian investigation has found that Subway’s chicken strips only contain slightly more than 50% chicken DNA.
Continuing its trend of offering environmentally-friendly products, IKEA has developed an indoor grow room that can feed a whole neighborhood.
E-cigarette explosions are occurring more often and causing major injuries. Most incidents have been traced to the devices’ lithium-ion batteries.
Votes in 2016 made marijuana legal in the majority of U.S. states; but Trump and his likely cabinet picks, Christie and Giuliani, may stop the progress.
Report shows the pharmaceutical industry is spending much less on research and development investments because they are no longer paying off.
A products recommendation website recently tested 30 sets of children’s headphones to see which ones have the greatest potential to damage kids’ hearing.
The UK’s fertility regulator says fertility clinics can apply to start using techniques to create embryos from 3 parents.
Researchers have figured out how to vaccinate as few people as possible to prevent the spread of disease, though globalization would make it a challenge.
Donald Trump chose Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris as head of the American Manufacturing Council. Some fear Liveris could use his position to benefit Dow.
Researchers have discovered in Beijing’s smog the genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics, and it’s not clear how much of a health risk they pose.
The USDA appears poised to deregulate creeping bentgrass, a type of grass designed for golf courses that is invasive and nearly impossible to eradicate.
Some retailers, like Toys “R” Us and Target, are hosting “quiet hours” so the families of autistic people can shop without crowds and loud noises.
Seniors at a care facility in Tucson, Arizona, are helping raise and care for two orphaned kittens. Peaches and Turtle, who will soon be ready for adoption.
World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has released its annual list of the top 10 most dangerous toys. Check these out – some sound super fun.
The state of Washington is suing Monsanto over the company’s production of PCBs, which have contaminated “every waterway in the state.”