Environment
  • A sheen on the Gulf of Mexico likely came from oil seeping out of a piece of discarded equipment that failed to contain BP PLC's massive 2010 oil spill.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
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  • Stan Ovshinsky, the self-taught inventor who developed the nickel-metal hydride battery used in the hybrid vehicle industry, has died at his home in suburban Detroit.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
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  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has dug up a mini-mystery for scientists: an odd white fleck that sticks out like a beacon in the reddish soil.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
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  • Federal meteorologists are forecasting a milder and drier winter for much of the western United States, but say they are stumped about what will happen in the East.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
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  • A Florida man was charged Wednesday with smuggling dinosaur fossils into the United States, including a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton from Mongolia, federal prosecutors said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started, professional observers said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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