“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 • 2 days ago

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

Dan Vergano • 7 days ago

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

Dan Vergano • 14 days 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 • 15 days ago

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

Dan Vergano • 18 days ago

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

Dan Vergano • 22 days 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 • 27 days ago

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

Dan Vergano • 27 days 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 • One month ago

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

Dan Vergano • One month ago

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

Dan Vergano • One month 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 • One month ago

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

Dan Vergano • One month ago

In France, about 40% of the population believes vaccines are unsafe, and in Ukraine, it's about 25%.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

He’s accused of squeezing a woman’s butt in his apartment.

Azeen Ghorayshi • One month ago

“We are looking at 100 kiloton to 1,000 kiloton detonations,” a FEMA official said.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

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.

Dan Vergano • One month ago

"One interpretation is that epinephrine can save the heart, but is too little, too late for the brain," said one expert.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

The administration claims that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would kill nearly 1,000 people a year. Past experience and EPA analysis suggest otherwise.

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago

“It's more like kids selling each other weed in high school than the Cali cartel,” one expert said. “This kind of trafficking is possible because it is so easy.”

Dan Vergano • 2 months ago