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Purdue Says Sacklers May Walk From Opioid Deal if Judge Does Not Block Cases

7 hours 13 min ago
The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids settlement.

Should You Keep Taking Zantac for Your Heartburn?

9 hours 35 min ago
Versions of the drug have been found to contain low levels of a carcinogen. But it’s still on pharmacy shelves. Here’s what you need to know.

‘Worse Than Anyone Expected’: Air Travel Emissions Vastly Outpace Predictions

10 hours 34 min ago
The findings put pressure on airline executives and regulators to take stronger action to fight climate change as they prepare for a summit next week.

Birds Are Vanishing From North America

10 hours 42 min ago
The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.

Scientists Identify Neurons That Help the Brain Forget

11 hours 11 min ago
In mice, cells in the hypothalamus clears out old memories while the animals sleep.

Trapped in the Ice, This Ship Will Study an Arctic Hit Hard by Climate Change

11 hours 15 min ago
The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better nderstanding of how global warming will affect the Arctic. 

Is It Time to Quit Vaping?

12 hours 19 min ago
Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed seven people. Here are some things to consider.

Michigan Warns Residents About Mosquito-Borne Illness After a Death

12 hours 20 min ago
Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, which is transmitted through a mosquito bite, after one man died and two people were confirmed infected.

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases

12 hours 20 min ago
More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Some of the illnesses are so severe that the C.D.C. says it expects more deaths.

It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has to Do It and Not Get Eaten

12 hours 49 min ago
Cleaner shrimp appear to have developed a strategy that protects them from predators they get very close to.

What Makes Someone a Fan?

15 hours 38 min ago
It’s more than just ticket sales. Rich Luker, a social psychologist, studies fandom and why, for example, someone might get a tattoo of their favorite team.

Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease

19 hours 22 min ago
The country’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at another suspected case.

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:00
Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:40
With her typically blunt, often biting remarks, the Swedish teenager has offered Americans an outsider’s view of themselves.

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:54
The administration's plan has been assailed by California officials and environmental advocates as an attack on states’ rights and on a major policy to fight climate change.

How to Cool a Planet With Extraterrestrial Dust

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:11
A study of fossil meteorites suggests that a distant asteroid collision once sent Earth into an ice age.

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Authority to Set Its Own Auto-Emissions Rules

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:44
The administration's plan has been assailed by California officials and environmental advocates as an attack on states’ rights and on a major policy to fight climate change.

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:45
New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies may be more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.

What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex?

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:00
Men’s and women’s brains respond to erotic imagery in pretty much the same way. That could have big implications for how we think about sexuality.

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 21:19
New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies are more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.

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