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Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases

NYT Science - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 08:34
A Hail Mary pass by drug distributors and pharmacy chains on the eve of a landmark federal trial argues that the judge already believes that defendants should pay.

In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

NYT Science - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:25
The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions

New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

NYT Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:42
In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by family members who own Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioids.

Interior Dept. Takes Next Step Toward Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge

NYT Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:22
The Trump administration released a final environmental report on the plan for oil and gas development in a pristine part of Alaska.

For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care

NYT Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:40
Long-term care hospitals tend to the sickest of patients, often near the end of their lives. Many will never return home.

Peanut Allergy Drug Will Protect Children, Experts Tell F.D.A.

NYT Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:30
One in 50 American children is allergic to peanuts. Palforzia does not cure the condition, but it can blunt life-threatening reactions.

Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

BBC Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 08:58
It's the most powerful greenhouse gas you've never heard of, and levels in the atmosphere are soaring.

Weather Radars Reveal an 80 Percent Chance of ... Dragonflies?

NYT Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:11
More and more often, it seems, massive clouds of insects are being picked up by increasingly advanced radar technology.

Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

BBC Science - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:25
Fertility experts find that the left testicle is warmer, but only when a man has his clothes on.

Big Butterfly Count: Fine weather boosts species in UK

BBC Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:20
Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.

Dolphins exposed to 'cocktail of pollutants' in English Channel

BBC Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:18
One of Europe's largest dolphin populations needs special protection, say scientists measuring marine pollution.

A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut Sales

NYT Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:21
Companies and trade groups weigh the risks of waging a fight against a proposed ban on most flavored vaping products, to protect mint and menthol brands.

Plastic packaging: How are supermarkets doing?

BBC Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:04
The UK needs to move away from all single-use packaging, say MPs. But have supermarkets got the message?

Protesters suspended from a bridge in Houston

BBC Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:38
The group staged a protest from a bridge in Texas ahead of the Democratic debate.

Neanderthal Footprints Found in France Offer Clues to Group Behavior

NYT Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:56
The 80,000-year-old prints fill in gaps left by fossils and artifacts.

The Maybe Comet From Another Star

NYT Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:27
Now zinging through Cancer: a glob of light from interstellar space?

Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruption

BBC Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:19
The co-founder of activist group Extinction Rebellion is among those held in "pre-emptive" raids.

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy from Darkness

NYT Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 08:00
It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night.

Beekeepers Confront the E.P.A. Over Pesticides

NYT Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:58
Leaders in the beekeeping industry have sued the environmental agency over its approval of the use of a pesticide that has harmed colonies.

World 'losing battle against deforestation'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 07:44
A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation and curbing dangerous carbon dioxide emissions has failed, according to a report.

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