LONDON (Reuters) - Global chocolate makers are buying more cocoa sourced through schemes aimed at stamping out poverty as they rush to make their supply chains more ethical ahead of self-imposed 2020 deadlines.
Opioid prescriptions are continuing to drop in the US, falling about 12% between 2016 and 2017.
That's according to new data from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, which tracks medication use and spending in the US.
The use of medication a
Vaping, which involves inhaling heated vapor via a small portable device, is trending among teens.
One device in particular, the Juul, is catching the attention of high school staff and public health experts who call its high nicotine content "scary."
ROBOTICS has conquered one of the most frustrating tasks known to man: assembling Ikea furniture. A new droid can build a flat-packed chair in 8 minutes and 55 seconds, saving you an afternoon’s worth of trouble. The heaven-sent bot, which packs two
SHOOTING stars are not only beautiful – they’re a chance to make a wish and hope for good luck. April’s Lyrid meteor shower is the oldest on record. Here’s when and how to watch it in 2018. When can I see the Lyrid meteor shower
TOKYO (Reuters) - A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.
TOMAKOMAI, Japan (Reuters) - A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Centra
A German submarine from World War II, rumored to have transported Nazi leadership and treasurers to South America following the collapse of Berlin, has been found nearly 73 years after being lost at sea.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
UK-based biotech unicorn BenevolentAI just raised $115 million at a $2 billion valuation.
The company uses artificial intelligence to help discover new drugs to treat conditions like Parkinson's disease and rare cancers.
Applying artificial intellig
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is famously productive.
Musk recently told Tesla employees they'd be moving to an ambitious 24/7 schedule to get Model 3 production on track.
In a letter announcing the changes, Musk offered employees a list of his own produ
THE discovery of a huge hoard of rare metals needed for futuristic tech on a tiny Pacific island could transform the world economy. It has been described as an “almost infinite” supply, with one of the metals found – rare-earth oxide
There's about a 76% chance that the San Francisco Bay Area could experience a 7.2 magnitude earthquake within the next 30 years, according to some recent reports.
Experts from the USGS think that the biggest earthquake threat is from the Hayward Fault, ra
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX said all systems and weather were "go" for blast-off on Wednesday of its first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glit
Hurricane Maria — the third-strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States — devastated Puerto Rico, and its power grid is still unstable. On Wednesday, Puerto Rico suffered an island-wide power outage — the f