Genetically Engineered Babies Should Be Off-Limits For 5 Years, The NIH Chief Said
“An international moratorium should be put into effect immediately,” NIH chief Francis Collins said.
FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Has Resigned
The FDA commissioner, who took stands against teen vaping and online opioid sales, said he wants to spend more time with his family.
The National Enquirer’s Publisher Says The White House Had No Influence On Its “Space Force” Magazine
The magazine promises the USA will militarize the “dark side” of the moon. (There is no dark side of the moon.)
Here’s How One Small Town Beat The Opioid Epidemic
Little Falls, Minnesota, didn’t do anything revolutionary. They just made a real effort — and spent real money — treating addiction as a disease, not a crime.
Trump’s Emergency Declaration Won’t Help The Overdose Crisis, Say Narcotics Experts
“It's terrible policy,” said one expert. “It guts a vital coordinating function we rely on to interdict drugs domestically and internationally.”
A Dust Storm Has Killed NASA’s Longest-Lived Mars Rover
The Opportunity rover landed on the red planet with its twin, Spirit, in 2004.
Another Looming Climate Disaster: Dam Collapses
“The Oroville Dam shows what the chances of these failures look like, and might become the new normal.”
Trump Says He Wants To Wipe Out HIV. Experts Say That Would Require Treating Trans People And Immigrants A Lot Better.
“Many recent immigrants are afraid to access HIV prevention and medical care, out of fear of deportation,” according to a recent HIV prevention report.
John Christy Was Just Named An EPA Science Adviser. His Climate Studies Have Been Repeatedly Corrected.
“I’m skeptical of the conclusions that can be drawn from climate models,” he told BuzzFeed News. “I think there is a rush to judgment that every time something happens it’s because of global warming.”
A French Soldier Died After A Saber Wound In 1812. Scientists Have Now Rebuilt His Face.
“It is a sad story, but unfortunately it is also the story of hundreds of thousands of young soldiers,” said one archaeologist.
The NFL Is Trying To Push Tackle Football Through A Controversial School “Health Program,” Critics Say
The program has touted the NFL to 4.5 million kids in 73,000 schools — more than half of the public and private schools nationwide — with little scrutiny.
The Opioid Crisis Is Becoming A Meth And Cocaine Crisis
“It’s not your father’s drug market,” said one expert. “We have a synthetic drug crisis caused by stronger and more potent drugs.”
For The First Time, A Rover Has Landed On The Far Side Of The Moon. China Sent It.
The landing opened "a new chapter in human lunar exploration," according to China's space agency.
Here's The New Picture From NASA Of The Most Distant Space Object Humans Have Ever Seen
"That bowling pin is gone. It's a snowman!" said a mission scientist.
The Nazis Killed 25% Of The Holocaust's Victims In Just Three Months, Study Finds
Operation Reinhard, the deadliest Nazi murder campaign in the Holocaust, killed roughly 1.7 million Jews during World War II.
The EPA Wants To Make It Easier For Companies To Spew Mercury And Other Toxins Into The Environment
The current standards prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths a year and cut mercury pollution, “a potent neurotoxin that causes brain damage in babies,” according to the American Lung Association.
A Deep Space Flyby Is Happening Just As NASA Goes Silent
NASA has handed coverage of a deep space flyby encounter over to a contractor lab.
Yes, The “Holiday Blues” Are Real, But They Don’t Last Forever
“If one were to devise an experimental set of circumstances which would test the integrity of an individual’s mood control, one would invent the year-end holiday season.”
Cuba “Sonic Attack” Update: A Controversial Study Suggests Inner Ear Damage
“These are very ambiguous results,” one critic said.
The Overdose Crisis Is So Bad That Some Experts Want To Prescribe Heroin To Treat Addiction
“Using heroin in this way, frankly, freaks people out in the US,” said one expert.