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.

Dan Vergano • 4 days ago

“Building the airplane is the easy part,” said a NASA official.

Dan Vergano • 11 days ago

It was jobs against the climate in this year’s environmental politics fights. Jobs won.

Zahra Hirji • 12 days ago

Congress picked up some winners with science backgrounds on Tuesday night.

Dan Vergano • 13 days ago

Male rats zapped with high radiation actually lived longer, on average, than their undosed counterparts, because they suffered lower rates of kidney disease.

Dan Vergano • 19 days ago

Some prosecutors are cracking down on prescription fraud involving the common addiction treatment Suboxone. Critics say this will only fuel the epidemic.

Scott Pham • 22 days ago

An FDA panel has voted in favor of an opioid tablet 500 to 1,000 times more potent than morphine. The panel’s head says the drug will kill people.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

“It kind of adds insult to injury,” one scientist said. “There’s a heat wave, so you want a beer. But it costs more.”

Dan Vergano • One month ago

“There is not anyone else who does the kind of work done by these experts,” said a former USDA statistics chief.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

“Paranoia has to find an outlet,” said one psychologist.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland invented optical tweezers and pulsed laser beams. It's been 55 years since a woman won the Physics Nobel.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

“I think these people have watched too many Star Trek reruns,” said an expert on civilizational collapse.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

The Trump administration is revving up the fetal tissue debate just ahead of the midterm elections.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

The feds said the show was Boston Med but it seems to have been a different show, Save My Life: Boston Trauma.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

“Something economic or technological” is driving the increasing deaths, an expert said, perhaps steadily lower prices for more potent drugs.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

Around 70,000 people died of drug overdoses last year in the US. A federal drug use survey suggests that might be discouraging people from trying heroin.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

The predictions are for big storm surges in North Carolina, as high as 13 feet.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

Following in the footsteps of hurricanes Matthew, Fran, and Hugo, Hurricane Florence promises rain, floods, and power outages in the Carolinas.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

Federal regulators are cracking down on sales of deadly illegal drugs on social marketing platforms, a problem pointed out by the researcher.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

Powerful microwave radiation is the latest crazy theory to explain the US diplomats' illnesses. Many scientists aren’t buying it.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago