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A Newark mom holds her daughter while she receives an immunization.

A water crisis outside New York City has surpassed Flint, according to a pediatrician who helped uncover the Flint disaster

Flint pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha is calling attention to the crisis in Newark, where lead levels in water have exceeded the federal limit.

Cities across the US are selling abandoned homes for $1, and it’s a sign that the wealth gap is getting worse

Rust Belt cities are giving away homes for a single dollar, provided that buyers pick up the renovation costs.
A small study linked parabens to breast cancer, but its methodology was flawed.

6 chemicals in food, makeup, and skin-care products that aren’t as dangerous as you think

There's little reason to be worried about artificial sweeteners or sulfates in shampoo giving you cancer.
Row 7 is breeding organic seeds that don't need pesticides.

A ‘Chef’s Table’ star unveiled a purple pea that has people ‘flipping out’ over the flavor. It could represent a future ...

Barber said the food system is "rigged" in favor of big seed companies, four of which control more than 60% of the world's seed sales.
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2015.

Parts of the Marshall Islands are now more radioactive than Chernobyl because of US nuclear tests

Recent soil tests found that four areas of the Marshall Islands contain more radiation than the land contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster.
Astronaut food is packaged much the same way it was in the 1960s.

From applesauce in a tube to ‘space noodles,’ here’s how astronaut food has evolved from the 1960s to today

John Glenn ate pureed beef and veggies from a tube, but today's astronauts get fresh fruit and meals designed by celebrity chefs.
The hurricane-proof home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles.

A house made of plastic soda bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category 5 hurricane. Take a look inside.

Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating a need for technologies to keep homes safe during a storm.
A woman drinks from a water bottle in Portland, Oregon.

‘Forever chemicals’ have been found in bottled water brands sold at Whole Foods and CVS, and it’s part of a larger contamination pro...

Massachusetts recommended that pregnant women and bottle-fed infants avoid drinking the bottled water "out of an abundance of caution."
Around three-quarters of the city is underwater.

Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat. Take a look at the dam...

Vulnerable landmarks include the Great Barrier Reef, Statue of Liberty, and the entire city of Venice, Italy.
Kovalenko (who was later appointed to public relations chief) with the chairman of the Supreme Court of the USSR at the trial of the Chernobyl perpetrators.

Chernobyl’s power plant managers ‘hid’ their radiation levels so they could protect cleanup workers, according to former deputy dire...

Workers on the cleanup site had to record their radiation levels using a dosimeter, or a device that measures a person's dose of radiation.