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U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

The National Institutes of Health will award grants to research sites in Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York and Ohio, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said at a news conference to unveil the plan. Prescription opioid pain treatments and drugs like heroin and the more potent fentanyl were responsible for 47,600 U.S. deaths in 2017, according to government figures, with only a small decline last year, according to provisional data. The plan calls for the research centers to work with at least 15 ...
Tags: Science, National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, Kentucky Massachusetts New York, Ohio NIH


Amazon Launches New Spotify Competitor With Ad-Supported Music Streaming for Echo Devices

Following rumors earlier this week that such a service was forthcoming, Amazon has officially announced its spanking new ad-supported music streaming service—not to be confused with its other two music services—for Alexa-enabled devices.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Alexa, Streaming Wars, Amazon Launches New Spotify


Albany Law, SUNY Poly Launch Interdisciplinary ‘Innovation Clinic’ to Commercialize Tech

With a new partnership, law and engineering students at the New York-based colleges will work in tandem to take technology from the lab to the marketplace.
Tags: New York, Science


Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Sulfiya, a Russian woman in her 60s, has travelled to Azerbaijan's north-western city of Naftalan in the hope that crude oil baths at a local sanatorium will end her years of suffering from polyarthritis, a disease affecting the joints. "This is so pleasant," she enthuses, despite the reek of engine oil.
Tags: Science, Azerbaijan, Naftalan, Sulfiya


Star Trek: Discovery Goes Out With Sound and Fury, Signifying...Something

Star Trek: Discovery’s second season has come to an end, and it’s ended with one hell of a bang. Several bangs, even. Actually, its season finale was approximately 90 percent bangs. It was Star Trek unlike Star Trek as we’ve seen it before, for better or worse, but it all built up to something potentially far more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps, Section 31


Breakthrough in Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing Kids

ShutterstockFederal researchers have confirmed for the first time a frightening polio-like condition that strikes children can be caused by a respiratory infection called enterovirus D68—a step toward unraveling the mystery of the paralyzing illness.Scientists have long suspected a link between enterovirus and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) but a study published by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday revealed that doctors had found D68 in an afflicted child’s spinal fluid.“This is the firs...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Cdc, Star Tribune, Centers for Disease Control, Heidi Moline, Minneapolis Star Tribune AFM, Colorado Cases


Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders discussed Washington's "continued support for the United Arab Emirates' national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran," the statement said. "They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable ...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Uae, Trump, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan


If You Get a Pounding Headache Every Month Like Clockwork, You Need to Read This

It's bad enough that once a month women have to deal with unpleasant period symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and bloating, but if you find that your head begins to pound just before you start - or shortly after - your hormones are probably to blame for that, too. "Most women who suffer from headaches during their period are suffering from menstrual migraines," G.
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America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died.
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NHS warns against bank holiday DIY, with men far more likely than women to suffer an injury

First, health chiefs warned of the perils of Easter eggs - which stood accused of fuelling Britain’s obesity crisis. Now millions of DIY- enthusiasts are being cautioned to take care before indulging in another bank holiday tradition - the home improvement, Health officials today urged those tempted to pick up their power tools this weekend to think twice, in case they end up in hospital. And they warned that men are far more likely than women to end up suffering injruies from powertools, lawnmo...
Tags: England, Science, Britain, NHS, Consultants, Royal Society of Public Health, NHS Digital, Dr Cliff Mann NHS, Flymo


23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk: Study

Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer. This presents a problem: As many as 94% of people carrying a BRCA mutation may receive a false-negative if they take the stripped-down test 23andMe offers, according to a recent study. Dr. Pamela Munster, an oncologist and director of the Center for BR...
Tags: Science, Pamela Munster, Center for BRCA Research, UC San Francisco Medical Center


Judge upholds New York City's mandatory measles vaccination order

In a six-page decision rendered hours after a hearing on the matter, Judge Lawrence Knipel denied the parents' petition seeking to lift the vaccination order, imposed last week to stem the worst measles outbreak to hit the city since 1991. The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary step to contain a surge in the highly contagious disease that has infected at least 329 people so far, most of them children from Orthodox Jewish communities in the...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Brooklyn, Rockland County, Lawrence Knipel


Protesters converge on Sudan defense ministry to demand civilian rule

Hundreds of thousands packed the streets by early evening - the largest crowds to gather in the center of the capital since last week, when former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and the military council took over. Protesters chanted "Freedom and revolution are the choice of the people" and "Civilian rule, civilian rule", and waved national flags. "We will remain in the street until power is handed to civilian authority," said 24-year-old protester Samia Abdallah.
Tags: Science, Sudan, Omar al Bashir


U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

Russia objects to the British-drafted resolution blaming eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar for the latest flare-up in violence when his Libyan National Army (LNA) advanced to the outskirts of Tripoli earlier this month, diplomats said. The United States gave no reason for its position on the draft resolution, which would also call on countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance and for unconditional humanitarian aid access in Libya, which has been gripped by anar...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


Meteor from a Solar System Light Years Away May Have Hit Earth

Meteor from a Solar System Light Years Away May Have Hit Earth
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Scientists take DNA test, learn they’re cousins who’ve collaborated in science journal

When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met. But, it’s a bit different when you realize you have a cousin who works in the same field, shares some colleagues and friends, and once collaborated with you on research that appeared in a science journal back in the 1970s. Byron Rubin and Bruce Gaber aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill septuagenarians. Rubin’s a PhD scientist and an incredibl...
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Protesters converge on Sudan defence ministry sit-in to demand civilian rule

Hundreds of thousands packed the streets by early evening - the largest crowds to gather in the centre of the capital since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and the military council took over last week. Protesters chanted "Freedom and revolution are the choice of the people" and "Civilian rule, civilian rule", and waved national flags. "We will remain in the street until power is handed to civilian authority," said 24-year-old protester Samia Abdallah.
Tags: Science, Sudan, Omar al Bashir


Workarounds Reshape the Car World

Americans still buy station wagons, only by another name.
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The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog

Your dog could very well make for a decent fitness coach, according to a new study out Thursday. It found that adults in the UK who owned a dog were fourfold more likely to get the recommended amount of weekly exercise as non-owners. The boost in exercise, however, might not necessarily be as dramatic for dog owners…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Dogs, Pets, Exercise


'We Are Treated Like Animals,' Say Amazon Flex Drivers

Both white collar and blue collar workers for Amazon have complained of a variety of inhuman working conditions, even they have it better than the absolute lowest rung on the Amazon employment chart: “Flex” drivers, who lack job security, benefits, and decent pay—and who say they are desperate for change.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, The Workplace, Drivers, Gig Economy, Amazon Flex, Jobs In Hell, Amazon Flex Drivers


Spacewatch: Israel's private moon mission crash-lands

Beresheet spacecraft hit moon’s surface at 500km per hour and would have been destroyed on impactIsrael’s Beresheet lander has failed in its attempt to become the first privately funded mission to land on the moon. The 150kg spacecraft began its descent on 11 April but ran into difficulties about 14km above the lunar surface, when the main engine shut down unexpectedly. The spacecraft was still six minutes before the scheduled landing time. Telemetry signals received from the lander made it clea...
Tags: Space, Science, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Moon, The moon


Science Professor Reportedly Admits to Making MDMA With His Students Because What the Hell

A pharmaceutical science professor in Japan allegedly taught his students how to make the illegal drug MDMA, and claimed it was important for their education.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Breaking Bad, Science, Drugs, Mdma


Hubble Telescope Turns 29, Shares Incredible Photo of Southern Crab Nebula to Celebrate

Hubble scientists like to honor the telescope’s birthday with an annual release of 4/20-worthy space porn, and this year’s pic is as stunning as ever. The image, in full below, offers an updated view of the Southern Crab Nebula.
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Esa, Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope


Guess Who's Moving Into the Chewable Bar Space in a More Disruptive Way

Today, the CEO of Silicon Valley-spawned startup told TechCrunch that his company was “moving into the chewable bar space in a more disruptive way.” That is, they’re making snack bars.Read more...
Tags: Science, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Soylent


My Husband Thought I Was Having a Heart Attack. It Was This Common Postpartum Problem Instead.

Why aren't doctors alerting women to this painful medical condition?
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New Update Gives the Galaxy S10 a Real Night Mode

Almost every high-end phone has some kind of night mode nowadays: Google has Night Sight, LG has Night View, and Samsung has Bright Night. Unfortunately, Samsung’s version has some weird restrictions that only enables Bright Night in very low light conditions, instead of letting you turn it on whenever you want. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Updates, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Lg, Samsung Galaxy, Consumer Tech, S10, Galaxy S10, Samsungs Bright Night Gets A Promotion


Planet Mercury Has Solid Inner Core About the Same Size as Earth's

A new analysis has found that Mercury has a solid inner core, just like Earth does. And Mercury’s core is just about the same size as our own planet’s. Read more...
Tags: Messenger, Science, Nasa, Earth, Mercury, Planetary Science, Geodesy, BepiColombo, The Best Planet


Turn Heads This Wedding Season With a Completely Unique, Perfectly Tailored Suit From $289 [Exclusive]

Custom tailored suits aren’t just for Very Important Business People with Super Platinum Medallion status and briefcases that cost more than your rent. At Indochino’s prices, custom suiting is attainable for all, and that’s especially true with our exclusive sale. Read more...
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NYC Just Passed a World-First Law to Tackle Its Biggest Source of Climate Pollution

“Decarbonize the buildings” may be among the least sexy phrases ever written. But it’s a wildly important thing to do if cities are to have any hope of addressing climate change.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Buildings, Carbon Dioxide, Environmental Justice, Climate Policy


The 10 Best Deals of April 18, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Top Ten



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