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.
Did A Microwave Weapon Make US Diplomats Sick? It’s Really, Really Unlikely.
Powerful microwave radiation is the latest crazy theory to explain the US diplomats' illnesses. Many scientists aren’t buying it.
Think The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Bad In The US? It’s Nothing Compared To Europe.
In France, about 40% of the population believes vaccines are unsafe, and in Ukraine, it's about 25%.
Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Was Arrested For Sex Abuse
He’s accused of squeezing a woman’s butt in his apartment.
The US Government Is Updating Its Nuclear Disaster Plans And They Are Truly Terrifying
“We are looking at 100 kiloton to 1,000 kiloton detonations,” a FEMA official said.
Experts Are Worried About A New Wave Of Dangerous Synthetic Cannabis
A new generation of synthetic cannabinoids are 11 to 1,000 times more potent than weed. They've been linked to rapid heart rate, kidney damage, seizures, vomiting, violence, and suicidal thoughts.
Paramedics Often Give This Shot After A Cardiac Arrest. New Data Shows It’s Leading To Brain Damage.
"One interpretation is that epinephrine can save the heart, but is too little, too late for the brain," said one expert.
Trump's EPA Is Rolling Back Obama's Rules On Car Pollution
The administration claims that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would kill nearly 1,000 people a year. Past experience and EPA analysis suggest otherwise.