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.
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.