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States Clash with Cities Over Potential Opioids Settlement Payouts

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 08:23
As lawyers for cities and counties push a plan for a nationwide settlement of opioid lawsuits, states push back, saying they should lead the way.

Burning of Mayan City Said to Be Act of Total Warfare

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 08:13
By linking an ancient text, environmental analysis and ruins, archaeologists have documented a brutal attack.

That Vexing Math Equation? Here’s an Addition

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 02:00
The confusion (likely intentional) boiled down to a discrepancy between the math rules used in grade school and in high school.

Algae Bloom Fouls N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:00
Climate change has added urgency to the debates over stormwater management around Lake Hopatcong.

Russian Land of Permafrost and Mammoths Is Thawing

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 23:30
Global warming is shrinking the permanently frozen ground across Siberia, disrupting everyday life in one of the coldest inhabited places on earth.

Stealing Lauri

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 23:00
A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.

Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 23:00
Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.

Wild Pups Romp Again in an African Paradise

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 08:46
Wild dogs have returned to the famed Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The first puppy litters were not far behind.

Seeking a Culprit When Bumblebee Carcasses Pile Up

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 02:00
Blame the linden trees? Maybe pesticides left by humans? Or is nature just cruel sometimes?

Top Kidney Charity Directed Aid to Patients at DaVita and Fresenius Clinics, Lawsuit Claims

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:39
A whistle-blower said the leading charity favored patients from the major dialysis chains because the companies were its biggest donors.

A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer’s. Should You Get One?

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:14
One expert warns of “unintended downsides,” including overuse of only modestly effective medications.

A Battle Is Raging in the Tree of Life

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:54
Which came first, the sponge or the comb jelly?

Sesame Allergy More Common Than Once Thought, Study Finds

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:21
More than one million children and adults are allergic to sesame in the United States, scientists report. But sesame is not among the allergens that must be listed on food labels.

Sesame Allergy More Common Than Once Thought, Study Finds

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:21
More than one million children and adults are allergic to sesame in the United States, scientists report. But sesame is not among the allergens that must be listed on food labels.

The Math Equation That Tried to Stump the Internet

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:38
Sometimes BODMAS is just PEMDAS by another name. And no, the answer is not 100.

Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 07:30
A growing number of young voters, including conservatives, identify climate change as a top priority. Republican strategists fear that could soon pose a big problem.

At Work Again in European Heat Wave: Climate Change’s Influence

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:15
The four-day hot spell was rare for France and the Netherlands, researchers say, but it used to be a lot rarer.

Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 02:00
With advances in synthetic biology, researchers and entrepreneurs strive to create cows’ milk without cows.

A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:22
A test that measures beta amyloid protein in the blood is more accurate than a brain scan and may indicate trouble years earlier.

Meet the Beetles: Newly Discovered Brooklynites Have 6 Legs

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:42
Researchers studying trees at Green-Wood Cemetery found a nonnative beetle previously unknown to science.

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