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Ann Nelson, Expert on Particle Physics, Is Dead at 61

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:44
Dr. Nelson was celebrated for helping to address flaws in the Standard Model, the longtime basis for explaining how particles interact.

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:39
The first case against a drug manufacturer for the national public health disaster may indicate what lies ahead in 2,000 more lawsuits.

Why Was Johnson & Johnson the Only Opioid Maker on Trial in Oklahoma?

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:39
Other states are suing a range of drug makers, distributors and retailers. Here are three reasons Johnson & Johnson was the only company on trial in Oklahoma.

These Caterpillars Can ‘See’ Colors With Their Skin

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:59
Peppered-moth caterpillars can change their hue to match their surroundings without looking, a study has found. But how they do it remains a mystery.

Newark Water Crisis: Racing to Replace Lead Pipes in Under 3 Years

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:49
A new $120 million financing plan will allow the city to replace its 18,000 buried lead service lines more quickly.

Why Doctors Still Offer Treatments That May Not Help

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 02:00
Evidence-based medicine has made progress since doctors’ infamous bloodletting of George Washington, but less than you might think.

Deformed Skulls Mark a Historic Migration Into Europe

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 02:00
Human remains found in Croatia with signs of artificial cranial deformation provide the earliest genetic evidence of the presence of people from East Asia in Europe.

Do Plants Have Something to Say?

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 02:00
One scientist is definitely listening.