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Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels
Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.
05/26/2018 03:46 AM
Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?
What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.
05/25/2018 02:28 PM
Don't Panic! What We Can Learn From Chaos
Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it.
05/24/2018 09:04 PM
A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.
05/24/2018 08:04 PM
Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming
The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.
05/24/2018 06:30 PM
NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal
After a devastating 2017 hurricane season, the Atlantic isn't likely to get a break this year, NOAA says. The agency predicts 10 to 16 named storms this season, including up to four major hurricanes.
05/24/2018 04:13 PM
From Kilauea To The Ring Of Fire: What You Need To Know About Volcanoes
The threat from the volcano goes beyond lava.
05/24/2018 02:06 PM
What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.
05/24/2018 10:05 AM
Echoes Of Cuba? U.S. Employee In China Hit With 'Sensations Of Sound And Pressure'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "the medical indications are very similar and entirely consistent" with symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba, where there were reports of sonic attacks.
05/23/2018 04:44 PM
Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids
A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.
05/23/2018 04:27 PM
California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status
Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals from insurance networks if they don't reduce their numbers of C-sections, back scans and opioid prescriptions.
05/23/2018 09:00 AM
Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'
Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.
05/22/2018 03:46 PM
Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care
The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?
05/22/2018 09:00 AM
Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPA
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for "regulatory certainty." But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they're creating the opposite.
05/22/2018 09:00 AM
Rewinding & Rewriting: The Alternate Universes in Our Heads
All of us think back to turning points in our lives, and imagine how things could have unfolded differently. Why do we so often ask ourselves, "What if?"
05/22/2018 01:00 AM