The NFL Is Trying To Push Tackle Football Through A Controversial School “Health Program,” Critics Say
The program has touted the NFL to 4.5 million kids in 73,000 schools — more than half of the public and private schools nationwide — with little scrutiny.
The Opioid Crisis Is Becoming A Meth And Cocaine Crisis
“It’s not your father’s drug market,” said one expert. “We have a synthetic drug crisis caused by stronger and more potent drugs.”
For The First Time, A Rover Has Landed On The Far Side Of The Moon. China Sent It.
The landing opened "a new chapter in human lunar exploration," according to China's space agency.
Here's The New Picture From NASA Of The Most Distant Space Object Humans Have Ever Seen
"That bowling pin is gone. It's a snowman!" said a mission scientist.
The Nazis Killed 25% Of The Holocaust's Victims In Just Three Months, Study Finds
Operation Reinhard, the deadliest Nazi murder campaign in the Holocaust, killed roughly 1.7 million Jews during World War II.
The EPA Wants To Make It Easier For Companies To Spew Mercury And Other Toxins Into The Environment
The current standards prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths a year and cut mercury pollution, “a potent neurotoxin that causes brain damage in babies,” according to the American Lung Association.
A Deep Space Flyby Is Happening Just As NASA Goes Silent
NASA has handed coverage of a deep space flyby encounter over to a contractor lab.
Yes, The “Holiday Blues” Are Real, But They Don’t Last Forever
“If one were to devise an experimental set of circumstances which would test the integrity of an individual’s mood control, one would invent the year-end holiday season.”
Cuba “Sonic Attack” Update: A Controversial Study Suggests Inner Ear Damage
“These are very ambiguous results,” one critic said.
The Overdose Crisis Is So Bad That Some Experts Want To Prescribe Heroin To Treat Addiction
“Using heroin in this way, frankly, freaks people out in the US,” said one expert.
China’s HIV And Infertility Crisis Made The Gene-Edited Babies Experiment Possible
“I didn’t want to be a lab rat,” a man who dropped out of the experiment told a Chinese magazine.
US Life Expectancy Has Dropped — Again
“Where are we going to be in another 10 years if we don’t do something?”
Another Woman In China Is Pregnant With A Genetically Engineered Baby
At a meeting in Hong Kong, Jiankui He said he has created 31 gene-edited human embryos so far.
The Genetically Engineered Twin Girls In China May Carry Dangerous Genetic Mutations, Experts Warn
“Lulu and Nana might be sitting out there with off-target effects of all kinds,” said one expert.
Happy Holidays! Here’s Why You Have A Gut Ache
“It's hard to imagine hunter-gatherers feasting on the sheer quantity of food that Americans eat at Thanksgiving,” said one anthropologist.
Could Pot Help Solve The Opioid Crisis?
A $238,000 federal study will follow more than 10,000 medical marijuana patients in New York over the next two years to see if their opioid use drops.
People Are Being Subjected To Sonic Booms To See If The Rich Get Supersonic Planes Again
“Building the airplane is the easy part,” said a NASA official.
Big Oil Won Big In The Midterm Elections
It was jobs against the climate in this year’s environmental politics fights. Jobs won.
At Least Six Scientists And Engineers Who Ran For Congress Won In The Midterms
Congress picked up some winners with science backgrounds on Tuesday night.