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The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

NY Times Science - 6 hours 36 min ago
Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

BBC Science - 7 hours 37 min ago
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.

In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

NY Times Science - 9 hours 35 min ago
City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.

Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:08
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”

What's the truth about spiders in our homes?

BBC Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:07
Animal expert Dr Tim Cockerill talks us through the truth about spiders.

When flying to Mars is your day job

BBC Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:41
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

Latest Attraction at French Theme Park: Crows That Pick Up Trash

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:40
No, that crow casually holding a cigarette butt in its beak isn’t a smoker. It’s meant to “make people feel a little bit guilty” for littering.

Q&A: Companions for City Trees

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:15
If you’re going to add plants around a street tree, make sure they’re not too thirsty and have shallow roots.

Trilobites: Do Penguins Mate for Life? Not According to These Paternity Tests

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:19
New research challenges assumptions that some penguins mate for life, and suggests DNA testing is needed to avoid inbred captive populations.

Sketchbook | Graphic Review: A Graphic Tribute to a Classic Work of Paleontological Literature

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:05
The children’s book author and illustrator David Nytra draws a review of William E. Scheele’s “Prehistoric Animals.”

Trilobites: Hundreds of Reindeer Died by Lightning. Their Carcasses Became a Laboratory.

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:00
“From death comes life,” said researchers who studied how decomposing bodies, with the help of scavengers, might alter plant diversity across a broad landscape.

The New Old Age: A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:00
According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”

Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 23:14
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.

Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 20:26
The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.

F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:38
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.

Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:10
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said they were “converging on the truth” in an experiment to understand hydrogen in its liquid metallic state.

Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'

BBC Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:09
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'

BBC Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00
To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work.

How Ants Avoid Traffic Jams

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00
Ants have a lesson for humans on how to be more productive: Less is more. Here’s the ingenious trick the insects deploy for maximizing efficiency.
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