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Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
A federal appeals court has declined, for now, to grant Louisiana's request to kill key parts of a lawsuit challenging nearly all of Louisiana's abortion regulations more
Woman pleads to homicide in botched buttocks injection  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Prosecutors say a New York woman who fled to London rather than face charges in a fatal silicone injection has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide more
Woman pleads guilty in buttocks injection that led to death  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Prosecutors say a New York woman who fled to London rather than face charges in a fatal silicone injection has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide more
Police security sought for Missouri abortion clinic hearing  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police to provide security for an upcoming hearing on the state's effort to end the abortion license for a St. Louis clinic more
The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors from Another Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way. more
What's behind surge in unaccompanied minors crossing southern U.S. border?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In 2010, just over 18,000 unaccompanied minors were detained by U.S. immigration authorities crossing the U.S-Mexico border. The number spiked to crisis levels in 2014, but then decreased.... more
Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection... more
The Latest: Day 1 of opioid lawsuit jury selection concludes  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The first day of jury selection in a landmark federal opioid lawsuit in federal court in Cleveland has concluded more
Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs more
Cryptography without using secret keys  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most security applications, for instance, access to buildings or digital signatures, use cryptographic keys that must at all costs be kept secret. That also is the weak link: Who will guarantee that the key doesn't get stolen or... more
Why the guillotine may be less cruel than execution by slow poisoning  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Concerns about the drugs used for executions are being raised again after the federal government announced it will once again execute inmates convicted of... more
Integration of refugees: Germans in east and west show similar willingness to help  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In discussions in Germany on immigrants, particularly eastern Germany is often associated with attacks on foreigners and hate crimes against refugees. Research... more
Increase in online hate speech leads to more crimes against minorities  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An increase in hate speech on social media leads to more crimes against minorities in the physical world, a study shows. more
Blind people have increased opportunities, but employers' perceptions are still a barrier  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Communities across the world observe White Cane Day on Oct. 15 to recognize the contributions of people with blindness and low vision and to... more
Best way to protect ocean fisheries? Let nations profit from them  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Overfishing is a major problem for the world's oceans, but a strategy adopted nearly 50 years ago has helped protect fisheries: giving nations exclusive rights to... more
California’s new transparency law reveals steep rise in wholesale drug prices  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Drugmakers fought hard against California's groundbreaking drug price transparency law, passed in 2017. Now, state health officials have released their first report on the price hikes... more
Cargo ship runs aground in Corsican nature reserve  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A 90-metre (295-foot) cargo ship ran aground Sunday in a pristine marine reserve in the Strait of Bonaficio off the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, but no oil appears to have been... more
California governor signs measure banning 'lunch shaming'  ABC NEWS · 7 days
California's governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees more
Opioid Rx dosages drop with state law changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22% in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day... more
UTHealth leads effort to enhance Texas Adult Protective Services' financial exploitation investigations  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An elder abuse team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective... more
University Hospitals supports HHS' efforts to modernize rules and improve value-based care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
University Hospitals, one of the largest health systems in Northeast Ohio that cares for 1.3 million patients annually, offers the following statement in reaction... more
Unlocking cedar's hidden potential against pests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Trained as an entomologist, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Fred Eller still has a soft place in his heart for insect-related research. When he noticed ants climbing up the pole of his backyard hummingbird feeder to... more
Crowdsourcing consumer loans can bolster business growth and reduce crime  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Imagine being able to borrow money from strangers, but without the potential of getting your thumbs broken if you miss a payment. more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small -- or 'dwarf' -- galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud,... more
Illegal urban off-road vehicles as risky as motorcycles in cities  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
People who illegally ride off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, on city streets suffer similar crash injuries as motorcyclists, but are less likely to die... more
Trophy hunting – can it really be justified by 'conservation benefits'?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Killing animals for fun is an activity which divides opinion. It can also be a highly emotive issue, with high profile cases like the death of... more
Scientists call on public to help solve snow gum murder mystery  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are asking the public to help investigate a phenomenon that's killing Australia's iconic snow gums. more
Black offenders more likely to be arrested than white offenders for same violent crime  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by... more
Opioid makers' latest legal woe: West Virginia handyman  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A small home-improvement company in West Virginia is taking on the nation's opioid giants in a lawsuit blaming the drugmakers for a rise in insurance costs more
Alaska Natives and fishermen sue EPA for reversing Pebble Mine decision  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Trump administration officials broke the law when they reversed course and gave a green light to a proposed copper and gold mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay,... more
Impact of police stops on youth's mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research looks into the impact police stops have on the mental health of youth. Researchers reveal that youth experiencing intrusive police stops are at risk of heightened emotional distress. The researchers... more
Cholera pathogen can acquire large stretches of genetic material from neighboring bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In 2015, EPFL researchers led by Melanie Blokesch published a seminal paper in Science showing that the bacterium responsible for cholera, Vibrio cholerae, uses... more
Hong Kong's undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An underground medical network is treating injured protesters in Hong Kong who fear arrest if they go to government hospitals, underscoring the level of fear and indicating the injury toll... more
Mystery oil spills blot more than 130 Brazilian beaches  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery Tuesday despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country... more
Hidden Scottish Ruins May Have Been Illegal Whisky Stills, Says Archaeologist  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Mystery surrounds a group of ruined stone buildings hidden in a remote forest in the Scottish Highlands, with an archaeologist suggesting they were once an illegal... more
Cholera-causing bacteria steal large stretches of intact DNA to become more efficient  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new paper shows that the cholera germ is an inveterate and rapacious gene stealer, robbing other competing bacteria of up to 150 genes... more
In two states, legalization of recreational marijuana found to have little effect on crime  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. A new study funded by a grant from the National... more
Extent of health coverage gains from California gig worker law uncertain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new California law that reclassifies some independent contractors as employees, requiring they be offered a range of benefits and worker protections, will likely expand health... more
The cholera bacterium can steal up to 150 genes in one go  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that predatory bacteria like the cholera pathogen can steal up to 150 genes in one go from their neighbors. The study... more
The cholera bacterium can steal up to 150 genes in one go  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
EPFL scientists have discovered that predatory bacteria like the cholera pathogen can steal up to 150 genes in one go from their neighbors. The... more
Governments must provide fundamental rights to certain animals: scientist  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Legal proceedings conducted on behalf of apes and animals who are starved for the purpose of an ecological project. What position do animals actually have in the rule of law?... more
Mississippi 15-week abortion ban going to US appeals judges  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Three judges from a conservative federal appeals court to hear arguments over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy more
Dank, the brand that isn't, scrutinized amid vaping illness  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Federal investigators looking into a rash of mysterious and sometimes fatal lung illnesses apparently linked to vaping are turning their attention to an illegal marijuana vape. more
UC Davis engineers develop new test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis.... more
A breath test for opioids  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians. A breath test could be useful in caring for chronic pain patients as well as for checking for illegal drug use. more
Investigators focus on rogue vape brand as illness spreads  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Illegal vape cartridges that go by the name “Dank” are figuring prominently in the federal investigation into what has caused a rash of mysterious and sometimes fatal lung illnesses apparently... more
Illegal vape name draws scrutiny as illness spreads  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A shadowy but widely sold illegal marijuana vape is drawing the attention of investigators looking into a rash of mysterious lung illnesses around the country more
Intuitive Machines secures launch contract, wins lawsuit  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Intuitive Machines, a company with a NASA contract to fly payloads to the moon in 2021, announced Oct. 2 it has signed... more
Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. That's the conclusion from a set of studies recently authored by Colorado State... more
New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical "ideal" housewife. This is according... more
ACT's new animal sentience law recognises an animal's psychological pain and pleasure  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After a chimpanzee named Flint recently lost his mother, renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall wrote: "The last short journey he made, pausing to rest... more
Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. more
Mutant cells team up to make an even deadlier blood cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two very different mutations have been identified as unexpected partners in crime for causing the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Expert analysis from CSHL helped... more
Man sues Oregon clinic over donated sperm used for 17 kids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A man who says his donated sperm was used to father at least 17 children in violation of an agreement that allowed for the creation of... more
Children told lies by parents subsequently lie more as adults, face adjustment difficulty  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
'If you don't behave, I'll call the police,' is a lie that parents might use to get their young children to behave.... more
Unshackle schools from test results to give children the chance to form opinions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If political headlines globally are anything to go by, it seems democracy is at risk. Totalitarian views are on the rise. Far-right... more
Catch-22—stricter border enforcement may increase agent corruption  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When a customs officer in El Paso, Texas was arrested for conspiracy to smuggle marijuana into the U.S between 2003 and 2007, investigators found she had sought a job with the Customs and Border... more
Johnson & Johnson settles with 2 Ohio counties over opioids  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Johnson & Johnson has become the latest drugmaker to settle a lawsuit with two Ohio counties over the toll of opioids more
Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect more
San Francisco campaign to stop e-cigarette measure pushes on  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Juul Labs says it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign more
Can a donor voucher program broaden representation in local campaign financing?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study investigated the effectiveness of Seattle, WA's Democracy Voucher program in expanding participation from marginalized communities in a local election, where voters were each... more
Juul stops funding San Francisco vaping measure  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Juul Labs says it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign more
Judge issues mixed ruling in Virginia abortion law challenge  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in a case that challenged four Virginia laws that opponents say restrict access to abortion in the state more
Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a greater risk for serious violence  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Legal purchasers of handguns with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of a future arrest for a violent offense --... more
New biofabrication method creates one scaffold to guide regeneration of multiple tissues  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists present a new 3D printing platform to fabricate multi-component scaffolds that 'steal from Nature' to engineer tissues organized like native tissues. more
Anti-rape devices may have their uses, but they don't address the ultimate problem  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Crime prevention initiatives targeting sexual violence are by no means new. But as technology advances and costs decrease, we are seeing an... more
Maryland law raising smoking age goes into effect Tuesday  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A new law barring teenagers in Maryland from buying cigarettes, cigars and electronic smoking devices goes into effect Tuesday more
Gargantuan Black Hole Shreds Star in Rare Cosmic 'Crime Scene'  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have spotted what may be the best example yet of a star being ripped to shreds by a massive black hole. Here's what they found. more
Greece: 5 deny poor women's babies sold in illegal adoptions  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Five Greek and Georgian citizens have appeared in court on charges of belonging to a criminal organization that allegedly sold babies for adoption more
Arrests of six-year-olds shows the perils of putting police in primary schools  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When states like Florida pass laws to put more police officers in schools, the idea is to keep kids safe. more
In shootings, police must end the killing, then the bleeding  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
As soon as six Ohio police officers hailed as heroes killed the gunman to end an attack that claimed nine lives in Dayton, police began work to save... more
Tennessee's abortion waiting period trial goes to judge  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal judge will have to decide which experts to believe in a trial over Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period law for abortions more
California, 16 states sue Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
California and 16 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's weakening of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark law that... more
An ethicist weighs in on our moral failure to act on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In her address to the United Nations, Greta Thunberg charged adults with unforgivable moral failure. By failing to enact real change that... more
When it comes to climate change, Australia's mining giants are an accessory to the crime  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There are many reasons for Australia's absence from the podium of the the United Nations Climate Action Summit... more
Vape shop sues to stop Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigs  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The owner of a northern Michigan vape shop is suing to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, contending the emergency rules are illegal and force... more
Micronutrients 'slipping through the hands' of malnourished people  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Populations suffering from malnutrition have the nutrition they need right at their doorstep -- in the form of fish. However, a complex picture of illegal fishing and trade in seafood gets in... more
Commit a crime? Loved ones got your back  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Reading about a child abuse case or someone burglarizing homes often stirs feelings of disgust, anger and disbelief when it's learned the perpetrator's family or friends did nothing to stop it or... more
Using light to speed up computation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a type of processor called PAXEL, a device that can potentially bypass Moore's Law and increase the speed and efficiency of computing. Researchers looked at using light for the data transport step in... more
Using light to speed up computation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A group of researchers in Japan has developed a new type of processor known as PAXEL, a device that can potentially bypass Moore's Law and increase the speed and efficiency of computing. PAXEL, which stands for... more
The impact of consumer finance reforms since the Great Recession  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In an important new article, University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Natasha Sarin deploys original empirical research to examine the impact of key consumer finance reforms implemented in... more
A Strange New Higgs Particle May Have Stolen the Antimatter from Our Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Physicists have proposed that a trio of particles called Higgs bosons could be responsible for the mysterious vanishing act of antimatter in... more
French parliament to mull law to cut consumer waste  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
France's parliament will from Tuesday debate legislation seeking to move the country closer to its ambition of a low-waste future, forcing electronics firms to use second-hand materials and cutting down... more
New research uncovers specific data leaked through hospital breaches  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When hospitals are hacked, the public hears about the number of victims – but not what information the cybercriminals stole. more
Suit seeks benefits for clients of disgraced Kentucky lawyer  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a group of people who lost their federal disability benefits after their lawyer was arrested for fraud more
Turning up the heat for weed control  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Weeds are thieves. They steal nutrients, sunlight and water from our food crops. In the case of sugarcane, yield refers to the amount of biomass and the sucrose concentration of the cane, which ultimately... more
Trial approaching in California hospital antitrust case  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Jury selection is set to begin in an antitrust lawsuit against one of California's largest hospital systems more
Big cities breed partners in crime  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have long known that bigger cities disproportionately generate more crime. Now a new study explains why: It's easier for criminals to find collaborators. more
ACT's new animal sentience law recognises an animal's psychological pain and pleasure