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A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

NY Times Science - 1 hour 54 min ago
A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.

Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

NY Times Science - 2 hours 20 min ago
Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 22:18
Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise.

Donald Klein, Who Expanded the Psychiatric Toolbox, Dies at 90

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 20:51
His studies of the use of drugs to treat disorders led many to consider him “the father of psychopharmacology.”

The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 20:48
The Department of Transportation’s declaration that miniature horses should be prioritized as service animals has raised many questions.

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

BBC Science - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:10
A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.

‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 02:00
Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”

Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue.

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 01:35
Robert Ballard has found the Titanic and other famous shipwrecks. This month his crew started trying to solve one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries.

Should You Get a Scary UV Photo of Your Skin Damage?

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 21:08
A technology grows in popularity among dermatologists, sunscreen brands and artists.

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

BBC Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:45
Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.

Trump Administration Reauthorizes Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:59
The Environmental Protection Agency uses the spring-loaded poison devices to kill thousands of coyotes and foxes, despite opposition from environmental groups.

Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:14
His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.

For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:53
A Times Magazine columnist credits Sherlock Holmes and global crowdsourcing with helping her solve patients’ mysterious ailments.

Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:38
Worries about the safety of the drinking water in New Jersey’s largest city have raised comparisons to Flint, Mich.

States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:38
The legal fight over how to regulate coal-burning plants could ultimately determine how much leverage the government has to fight global warming.

A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:38
The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who were newly infected, a turning point in the decades-long fight against the virus.

U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:38
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.

NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:38
Data from federal researchers confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016.

Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:38
Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern Congo

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:20
Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.
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