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By Maia Szalavitz In the story of America’s opioid crisis a recent tripling in prescriptions of the painkillers is generally portrayed as the villain. Researchers...

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By Leah Crane Cassini is dead; long live Cassini. On the evening of 14 September, the Cassini spacecraft sent back its final images of the...

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By Sarah Kaplan In 10 days, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will nose-dive into Saturn and burn up in the planet's atmosphere. It's the final, suicidal step...

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By Joe Romm In a Friday night news dump, the White House announced that President Donald Trump Plans to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), a climate...

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By Eric W. Dolan Psychologists have long known that people tend to favor their own group over others, a social phenomenon known as ingroup bias....

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By David Roberts On Tuesday afternoon, as Southern Floridians nervously watched Hurricane Irma become a Category 5 monster, they received an odd message from popular right-wing radio host...

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By Alice Klein They were right under our noses all along – thousands of novel microscopic life forms, now unmasked by genetic analysis. Many belong...

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By Dennis Overbye The Cassini spacecraft that has orbited Saturn for the last 13 years would weigh 4,685 pounds on Earth and, at 22 feet high,...

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By Daniella Diaz Washington (CNN)--Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNN in an interview about Hurricane Irma on Thursday that the time to talk...

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By New Scientist staff and Press Association A major earthquake off Mexico’s southern coast has killed at least five people, sparking tsunami warnings. Further dangerous aftershocks...