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A Third of Medicaid Recipients With Opioid Use Disorder Aren’t Getting Medication to Treat It

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 16:01
A new analysis also found wide disparities in age and race, with Black and young people receiving treatments at far lower rates than white and middle-aged people.

FDA Wants to Oversee Lab Tests It Says Put Patients ‘At Risk’

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 12:04
Genetic testing that reveals potential cancer risks or other maladies with no regulatory oversight is among the targets of the agency’s proposed review.

Most Authors of Major Superconductor Claim Seek Retraction

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 11:31
Eight of the 11 authors are asking to retract a paper on a room-temperature superconductor, but Ranga Dias, the physicist who led the research, continued to defend the findings.

A Statue Draped With Snakes? In Italy, It Happens Every Year.

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 02:00
Held in a small, mountainous village, this festival has it all: snakes, charmers, religion, science. See for yourself — and try not to squirm.

An Invasive Mosquito Threatens Catastrophe in Africa

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 21:11
A malaria-carrying species that thrives in urban areas and resists all insecticides is causing outbreaks in places that have rarely faced the disease.

Mosquitoes Are a Growing Public Health Threat, Reversing Years of Progress

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 21:11
Climate change and the rapid evolution of the insect have helped drive up malaria deaths and brought dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses to places that never had to worry about them.

The Gamble: Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes End Disease?

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 21:11
Working on a remote island, scientists think they can use genetic engineering to block a malaria-carrying species of mosquito from spreading the disease — and do it in just a few months. But governments are wary.

One Village, Two Houses — and a New Tactic to Win the War on Mosquitoes

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 21:11
A different way of thinking about mosquito-borne diseases could save billions of dollars, and end them for good, some health experts believe.

Video: How Saturn’s Moons Formed in a Massive Moon Collision

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 15:26
Researchers completed a complex simulation that supports the idea that the giant planet’s jewelry emerged hundreds of millions of years ago, not billions.

What to Know About the 2023 Nobel Prizes

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 03:49
The Nobel Prizes will be announced beginning Monday.

M. S. Swaminathan, Scientist Who Helped Conquer Famine in India, Dies at 98

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 01:53
Called the father of India’s Green Revolution, he served on agencies and boards around the world and developed a system of ecologically safe food production.

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Returns From Record Space Trip

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 21:41
The trip to space was only supposed to last six months for Frank Rubio, but technical difficulties kept his crew in orbit for over a year.

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Returns From Record Space Trip

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 18:00
The trip to space was only supposed to last six months for Frank Rubio, but technical difficulties kept his crew in orbit for over a year.

Peace Corps Sued Over Mental Health Policy

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 15:54
Applicants have challenged the Peace Corps practice of rescinding invitations to applicants on the basis of mental health conditions.

Endel Tulving, Whose Work on Memory Reshaped Psychology, Dies at 96

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 13:11
He drew a distinction between the facts we learn and the experiences we remember, which he argued are part of what makes us human.

As Covid Infections Rise, Nursing Homes Are Still Waiting for Vaccines

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 09:51
Now that the U.S. government has stepped back from issuing vaccines, long-term care operators have yet to start administering shots to protect one of the most vulnerable populations.

Nothing’s the Matter With Antimatter, New Experiment Confirms

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 08:00
Consider it good news, physicists say: “The opposite result would have had big implications.”

To Knock an Elephant Off Balance, Bring Out a Giant Blindfold

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 16:01
Elephants rely on visual cues to maintain consistent timing of their strides, a new study suggests.

Satellites Show Mysterious Fairy Circles in More Parts of the World

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 11:08
Researchers say that “fairy circles,” which had mostly been studied in Namibia and Australia, may exist in 15 countries.

In Peru, a Fossil-Rich Desert Faces Unruly Development

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 21:00
The Ocucaje Desert, where paleontologists recently unearthed the ancient skeleton of the world’s heaviest animal, is being overtaken by human settlement.