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An American flag hangs on the side of a Southern oil refinery.

Oil tumbles below $70, hits lowest level in nearly a month

Oil prices tumbled Wednesday to their lowest level since September after government data showed US inventories rose more than expected and as stocks paused an earlier rebound.

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

While Saudi Arabia isn't likely to follow through with what many saw as a veiled threat to pressure the energy market if the West imposes sanctions against Riyadh, analysts aren't ruling that scenario out.

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming in the regions of the wind turbines. But they would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would help fight climate change and global warming.

Oil spikes to its highest level in almost 4 years as Iran sanctions loom

Oil prices rallied to near four-year highs Wednesday, erasing earlier losses as markets weighed the largest rise in US crude inventories this year against looming oil sanctions against Iran.

What causes human bodies to age? Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind growing old

What causes human bodies to age? Most scientists agree that nine main factors are involved in the process of getting old. Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind aging.

What causes human bodies to age? Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind growing old

What causes human bodies to age? Most scientists agree that nine main factors are involved in the process of getting old. Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind aging.
Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Officer Khalid al-Falih speaks to the media at the company's booth during Petrotech 2014, a petrochemicals conference, at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre in Manama May 19, 2014.

Aramco has lost unlimited access to Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves — and it hints that its record-breaking IPO is not dead yet

Saudi Arabia has shortened the length of time that its state owned energy company, Saudi Aramco, will have guaranteed access to the kingdom's oil and gas reserves, as part of a power struggle between the company and the state.
A capuchin monkey in Trujillo, Honduras.

A scientist who studies aging reveals how restricting calories might offer protection against age-related diseases

Rozalyn Anderson, a scientist who studies caloric restriction in monkeys, explains why she thinks energy and metabolism are at the epicenter of the aging process.

Animals that defy the rules of aging — like naked mole rats — could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity

Naked mole rats and turtles are anomalies when it comes to aging. Scientists are studying them to figure out why these critters live so much longer than other similar animals.
General Electric Chairman and CEO Immelt and staff leave after a meeting with French President at the Elysee Palace in Paris

GE is trading at its lowest level since the financial crisis

CEO John Flannery, who took over last year from Jeff Immelt, has promised to "maintain a disciplined financial policy” that so far has involved slashing the company’s once-dependable dividend yield and selling off underperforming units like healthcare and oil and gas.