Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts
By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill
The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.
More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World
The deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."
Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper
To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts
Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
When Patients Set Science's Research Agenda, Who Loses?
Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.
Americans Waistlines Are Expanding, And That's Not Good Fat
Are you more an apple or a pear? If it's the former, you've got company. Americans' waistlines are growing, even though obesity rates have plateaued. And more belly fat increases health risks.
Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola
The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.
Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking
With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.
Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?
To put Ebola in context, we tried to find a list of the deadliest contagious diseases. We couldn't. So with the help of scientists and health agencies, we came up with a rundown of the world's worst.
Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape
Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn't seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.
BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick; Judge Not Amused
A legal filing tied to the company's Gulf oil spill case was supposed to have been capped at 35 pages. But lawyers for BP got a little creative with the spacing.
Odile Leaves Wreckage In Mexico And Threatens Flooding In U.S.
Hurricane Odile is now a tropical storm, but it has heavy rainfall and power outages to the Baja Peninsula and surrounding areas. It could also bring new flooding to Tucson and nearby areas.
Farewell, Heating Pad: Physical Therapists Say It Doesn't Help
Heating pads and other passive treatments don't do any good if the goal is gaining strength and mobility, according to the Choosing Wisely campaign. Instead, it's all about the exercise.
Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.