Coal Miners Struggle to Survive in an Industry Battered by Layoffs and Bankruptcy
Shrinking exports and America’s growing reliance on hydraulic fracturing and renewable energy have left coal producers in deep trouble....
Yoichiro Nambu, Nobel-Winning Physicist, Dies at 94
Professor Nambu contributed to the prediction of the Higgs boson, or “God particle.”
Residents Sue Seattle, Saying New Trash Rules Violate Privacy
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, a group of Seattle residents said the city’s garbage inspection rules violated their privacy rights....
Pluto Terrain Yields Big Surprises in New Horizons Images
Images from the NASA mission show a mixed bag of terrains, including ice mountains and smooth plains crisscrossed by enigmatic troughs....
Observatory: 50-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Sperm in Antarctica
“It’s a bizarre fossil oddball,” a Swedish paleontologist says, and as it turns out, a worm cocoon makes quite a sperm bank....
'Beautiful Eye Candy': Frozen Plains in Pluto's Heart
Scientists have found vast frozen plains next door to Pluto's big, rugged mountains of water ice.
The New Old Age: Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law
The protection of a patient’s health information does not prohibit health care providers from sharing information with family, friends and...
The Outlaw Ocean: Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship
Few places on earth are as free from legal oversight as the high seas. One ship has been among the most persistent offenders....
World Briefing | Asia: China: Scientists Unearth Winged Dinosaur Skeleton
A nearly complete, new dinosaur fossil has been discovered in China, the first in its family to have unusually short feathered wings....
Sea Warming Leads to Ban on Fishing in the Arctic
Five nations have agreed to an interim ban on commercial fishing in the international waters of the Arctic pending further research on how rising...
U.S. Proposes New Rules to Protect Streams From Coal Pollution
The Interior Department wants additional testing and cleanup next to streams where mining is prohibited and companies often dump excess refuse....
Polar Bears Don’t Go Into Hibernation-Like State in Summer, Researchers Say
It was long thought that polar bears’ body temperatures dropped to conserve energy during lean summers, but a multiyear study in the Beaufort Sea...