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Could A $572 Million Fine Assist Stop The Opioid Upsurge?

Could A $572 Million Fine Assist Stop The Opioid Upsurge?

An Oklahoma judge decided Monday that drug giant Johnson & Johnson must pay the state $572 million for its part in contributing to Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic. The case by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter was the first of its kind to go to trial. The decision sets a precedent for the thousands of other cases…
New Drug Might Be Video Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. However A Concern Looms

New Drug Might Be Video Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. However...

A South African patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis waits to be seen by a doctor at a Johannesburg hospital. Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images A South African patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis waits to be seen by a doctor at a Johannesburg hospital. Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images The FDA has…
3 Million Might Lose Food Stamp Advantages Under Trump Administration Proposition

3 Million Might Lose Food Stamp Advantages Under Trump Administration Proposition

A grocery store in New York City advertises that it accepts food stamps. A Trump administration proposal could result in 3 million people losing their food assistance. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images A grocery store in New York City advertises that it accepts food stamps. A Trump administration proposal could…
Could Enormous SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the ‘Huge One’ on the San Andreas Fault?

Could Enormous SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the ‘Huge One’ on the San...

The San Andreas fault system is more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) long, and as deep as 10 miles (16 km) in some spots. Credit: Lloyd Cluff via Corbis Documentary/Getty Images Plus Twin quakes — the biggest to hit Southern California in decades — rattled a parched stretch of the Mojave Desert on Thursday (July…
Nature Might Have Produced Oddball ‘Oumuamua, Not Aliens

Nature Might Have Produced Oddball ‘Oumuamua, Not Aliens

When the solar system's first-known interstellar visitor was spotted on Oct. 19, 2017, scientists scurried to observe the strange object. The oddly shaped, rapidly moving traveler had been ejected from its home system and was perhaps a comet or asteroid, or even a chunk of a shredded planet. One pair of scientists even suggested that…
Could CBD Battle Superbugs? Cannabis Substance Reveals Guarantee As an Antibiotic.

Could CBD Battle Superbugs? Cannabis Substance Reveals Guarantee As an Antibiotic.

The quest for new antibiotics has led researchers to a surprising candidate: the marijuana compound CBD. A new study finds that CBD, or cannabidiol, is "remarkably effective" at killing bacteria, at least in a test tube, the researchers in the new study said. The results showed that CBD had antibiotic effects against a number of…
Could an Injection of Dead Cells Assist Battle Cancer?

Could an Injection of Dead Cells Assist Battle Cancer?

An illustration of an immune cell attacking a cancer tumor. Credit: Shutterstock Dead cells in the body don't sound very useful, but they might provide a new way to fight cancer, a new study in animals suggests. The study found that injecting dying cells into tumors in mice drove the animals' immune cells to attack…
Infant Pterosaurs Might Fly. So, Did They Required Their Moms and dads?

Infant Pterosaurs Might Fly. So, Did They Required Their Moms and...

Baby pterosaurs — flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs — were probably able to spread their leathery wings and fly shortly after emerging from their eggs, scientists reported in a new study. Preserved eggs and embryos from Argentina and China suggested that pterosaur babies, or "flaplings," according to the researchers, had skeletons and wing membranes that…
Ask Ethan: What May Remedy The Cosmic Controversy Over The Increasing Universe?

Ask Ethan: What May Remedy The Cosmic Controversy Over The Increasing...

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Sun Might Release a ‘Superflare’ Numerous Countless Times More Effective Than Any Understood Flare

Sun Might Release a ‘Superflare’ Numerous Countless Times More Effective Than...

When stellar flares erupt they emit radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to visible, ultraviolet and X-ray light. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The mature sun may still be prone to temper tantrums. A new study suggests that older stars like the sun can produce superflares — huge bursts of energy visible…

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