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

NYT Science - 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?

NYT Science - 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

NYT Science - 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

NYT Science - 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.

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

BBC Science - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:37
The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.

Pacific 'pumice raft' left 'no water visible'

BBC Science - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:02
Two sailors recall their encounter with a vast sea of floating volcanic rocks in the Pacific Ocean.

Could serenading mosquitoes help stop the spread of malaria?

BBC Science - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:23
That annoying buzz we all recognise from summer evenings is actually a love song for a mosquito.

Nuclear weapons and hurricanes don't mix, NOAA advises

BBC Science - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 02:30
President Donald Trump reportedly suggested bombing hurricanes before they made landfall.

Why Doctors Still Offer Treatments That May Not Help

NYT Science - 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

NYT Science - 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?

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

The $6 Million Drug Claim

NYT Science - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 19:33
New treatments for rare diseases are changing the lives of patients, but the price can reach millions of dollars for a single person.

Water scarcity: Five ways to avert a water crisis

BBC Science - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 16:13
In the coming decade, billions could face a critical shortage of water. Here's what we can do about it.

Sharks and rays to be given new international protections

BBC Science - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:26
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, many for shark fin soup.

Seal sculpture made from Essex beach plastic rubbish

BBC Science - Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:50
The plastic waste collected from one beach is "the tip of the iceberg", the artist says.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

BBC Science - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:02
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

Babies Can Be Raised Vegan With Proper Guidance, Experts Say

NYT Science - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:00
A judge in Australia said a couple had left their baby “severely malnourished” on a strict vegan diet. The case stirred debate about raising the very young solely on plant-based foods.

Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes

BBC Science - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:24
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

BBC Science - Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:06
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:10
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.


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