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.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out Over That New Study Linking Cancer To Cellphones
Male rats zapped with high radiation actually lived longer, on average, than their undosed counterparts, because they suffered lower rates of kidney disease.
These Doctors Are Illegally Prescribing Addiction Medications. But Should They Be Prosecuted?
Some prosecutors are cracking down on prescription fraud involving the common addiction treatment Suboxone. Critics say this will only fuel the epidemic.
The FDA Is About To Approve A New Addictive Opioid And These Scientists Are Alarmed
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.
The Latest Victims Of Climate Change: Beer Drinkers
“It kind of adds insult to injury,” one scientist said. “There’s a heat wave, so you want a beer. But it costs more.”
Childhood Hunger And Poverty Statistics Are Under Threat From The Trump Administration, Experts Warn
“There is not anyone else who does the kind of work done by these experts,” said a former USDA statistics chief.
Conspiracy Theorists Are Embracing A Microwave Theory About US Diplomats Injured In Cuba
“Paranoia has to find an outlet,” said one psychologist.
Three Scientists Have Won The Nobel Prize In Physics For Manipulating Light
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.
Scientists Want To Put A DNA Encyclopedia Of Human Civilization On The Moon
“I think these people have watched too many Star Trek reruns,” said an expert on civilizational collapse.
The Trump Administration Is Going To Review All Fetal Tissue Research
The Trump administration is revving up the fetal tissue debate just ahead of the midterm elections.
Three Boston Hospitals Will Pay $1 Million For Medical Privacy Violations In A TV Show
The feds said the show was Boston Med but it seems to have been a different show, Save My Life: Boston Trauma.
US Overdose Deaths Will Double Again In 8 Years, Scientists Predict
“Something economic or technological” is driving the increasing deaths, an expert said, perhaps steadily lower prices for more potent drugs.
New Heroin User Numbers Are Dropping Amid A Fatal Overdose Epidemic
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.
These Maps Show Where Florence’s Storm Surge May Hit Hardest
The predictions are for big storm surges in North Carolina, as high as 13 feet.
Hurricane Florence Looks A Lot Like These Past Three Deadly Hurricanes
Following in the footsteps of hurricanes Matthew, Fran, and Hugo, Hurricane Florence promises rain, floods, and power outages in the Carolinas.
Twitter Is Denying Access To Its Data To A Prominent Opioid Sales Researcher
Federal regulators are cracking down on sales of deadly illegal drugs on social marketing platforms, a problem pointed out by the researcher.