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Researchers to use human bone remains for studying predictable, postmortem microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
It's one of the most salient questions in any death investigation, and one of the first asked by both law enforcement and loved ones: Not just... more
New York's landmark bill guarantees healthful plant-based meals to hospital patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The Physicians Committee--a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members--applauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law on Dec. 6 a landmark bill that... more
Strategies to lower risk for violent crime and gun violence  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
With violent crimes and gun violence rising annually and the number of gun deaths in the U.S. surpassing all other nations, researchers at the annual meeting of The... more
Study calls 200-year-old law about gas mixtures into question  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
According to a new study led by a team from The University of New Mexico, centuries-old laws about the behavior of gas mixtures do not apply in the presence of... more
Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions more
One dead, tourists stranded as New Zealand volcano erupts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A volcano that erupted without warning on a New Zealand island popular with tourists killed one person and stranded at least two dozen more Monday, with rescues too dangerous to... more
Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages. more
Daltons and Amagats laws fail in gas mixtures with shock propagation  Science Magazine · 4 days
A shock propagating through a gas mixture leads to pressure, temperature, and density increases across the shock front. Rankine-Hugoniot relations correlating pre- and post-shock quantities describe... more
Emails outside working hours: Are they against employment law?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It is common for many employees to send, read and reply to work emails at all hours of the day and night, including weekends. This change in work culture developed... more
The rich, the poor and social cooperation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The thicker the wallet, the more cooperative you are? An economist from the Max-Planck-Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance proves via laboratory experiments that rich people are believed to be more cooperative than... more
Link found between killings of unarmed black people by police and local babies born prematurely  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Joscha Legewie, a sociologist at Harvard University has found a link between the killing of unarmed black people... more
Brazen Thieves Plunder Priceless Jewels and Historic Artifacts in 2 Heists in Germany  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
In two daring heists that took place just days apart in Germany, burglars stole precious gems and artifacts from museums in two... more
California surprise-billing law protects patients but aggravates many doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
More than two years after California's surprise-billing law took effect, there's one thing on which consumer advocates, doctors and insurers all agree: The law has been effective at protecting many... more
Proposed Ohio legislation may interfere with providing medically optimal care for women  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The American College of Physicians fears that recent legislation introduced in the Ohio state legislature that orders physicians to re-implant ectopic pregnancies, which is... more
Police violence and the health of black infants  Science Magazine · 6 days
Police use of force is a controversial issue, but the broader consequences and spillover effects are not well understood. This study examines the impact of in utero exposure to police killings of... more
District-level, real-time crime centers can help police cut crime levels  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
District-level police crime centers that use technology such as remote cameras and analytic tools to support commanders' strategic decision making may be able to help reduce crime, according... more
Sales of recreational marijuana in Denver found to increase some nonviolent crime  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In 2014, Colorado began selling recreational cannabis to people older than 21, becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. A new study evaluated... more
Women wearing hijabs in news stories may be judged negatively  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Women wearing a veil or headscarf in the United States may face harsher social judgement, according to a study by Penn State researchers that found when given the... more
Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years  ABC NEWS · 7 days
As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too more
Mars: We may have solved the mystery of how its landslides form  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Some landslides on Mars seem to defy an important law of physics. "Long, runout landslides" are formed by huge volumes of rock and soil... more
Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US  ABC NEWS · 1 week
As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too more
Rating news sources can help limit the spread of misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Online misinformation has significant real-life consequences, such as measles outbreaks and encouraging racist mass murderers. Online misinformation can have political consequences as well. more
Patients sue Indiana hospital over possible disease exposure  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the more than 1,000 surgical patients who may have been exposed to deadly infections at a northern Indiana hospital more
Slovakia may force women to get pre-abortion ultrasound  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Lawmakers in Slovakia are scheduled to debate a proposed law that would compel women seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound and listen to the heartbeat more
Lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Omaha woman who contracted hepatitis A after eating blackberries she bought at a Fresh Thyme grocery store has sued the company more
First statewide ban on tobacco, vape flavors almost in place  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The governor of Massachusetts plans to sign into law a groundbreaking ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes more
Theorem explains why quantities such as heat and power can fluctuate in microscopic system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of an isolated system always tends to increase over time... more
New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New York City lawmakers have voted to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban more
Last-minute loophole could undermine Texas law against surprise medical bills  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Texas' bipartisan effort to shield patients from surprise medical bills could be weaker than lawmakers intended when it takes effect Jan. 1. more
Decision not to offer or perform CPR can be at the discretion of treating physicians  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In August, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a malpractice lawsuit filed against two physicians who refused... more
More people want a green burial, but cemetery law hasn't caught up  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Visitors to the White Eagle Memorial Preserve in southern Washington won't find rows of headstones, manicured lawns or pathways to a loved one's final... more
Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Agrochemicals company Monsanto, which is now owned by Bayer, is pleading guilty to illegally spraying a banned pesticide on its fields on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014 more
How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. more
Illegal logging on steep slopes putting lives at risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Victorian Government is in breach of its own forest laws, allowing logging on steep slopes and putting lives at risk, according to researchers from The ANU. more
How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. But an international... more
Affordable mental health care? It’s getting even tougher to access  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Eleven years after Congress passed a law mandating that insurers provide equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans are actually finding it harder to obtain affordable... more
New California law may expand use of HIV prevention drugs, with caveats  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Kellen Willhite was 24 when he learned he'd been exposed to HIV. What followed was, as he describes it, a second trauma: trying to... more
Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A jury awarded $58 million to 10 people who alleged a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility mishandled a relative’s donated remains and deceived them about how the body parts would... more
Violent campus clashes between protesters and police stir fears for Hong Kong universities  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Research continues during the confrontations, but long-term effects on student and faculty recruitment are unclear more
Researchers find secret of beetle success: Stolen genes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers has found what appears to be one of the secrets to evolutionary success for beetles—genes stolen from bacteria and fungi. In their paper published in Proceedings of... more
Study tracks long-term impact of teenage crime  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A landmark study into youth crime is launching a new phase to better understand how experience of offending in childhood impacts on later life. more
'Gay' Penguin Couple Had No Egg of Their Own. So They Stole One.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another... more
Research looks at the influence of online platforms on rising illegal drug epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science looks at the influence online platforms have on the rising illegal drug epidemic. This... more
Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic devices. more
Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic devices. more
Romania's forests under mounting threat—along with rangers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Like thick wrinkles, a multitude of dirt roads cut through barren slopes in Romania's mountainous Valea Rea region, showing the impact of aggressive illegal logging—which is not just threatening its rare forests but human... more
Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount... more
Study shows digital media has damaging impact on reintegration of 'white collar' criminals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Offenders convicted of occupational crime and corruption are having their rehabilitation negatively affected by long term 'labels' attached to them on digital... more
Lightning strikes 18 times on deadly night in Pakistan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Lightning strikes killed at least 18 people and injured several more during a deadly night in Pakistan's Thar desert, police said Friday, describing the deaths as "unprecedented". more
Parity law succeeds in expanding Medicaid acceptance by substance use disorder treatment centers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study... more
German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare are vaccinated for measles more
Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals... more
Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes more
Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC campus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University Southern California more
Maltreated children more likely to be juvenile offenders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the journal BMC Public Health reports that children who were physically or sexually abused, neglected or otherwise treated badly, are at higher risk of showing delinquent behavior... more
Detecting tiny amounts of fentanyl  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have designed a promising new tool that can identify smaller concentrations of drug powders than any other device. Portable, simple to use, and cost effective, the technology could provide law enforcement officers and forensic chemists a quick... more
OneWeb, Softbank seek dismissal of Intelsat lawsuit  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Megaconstellation startup OneWeb and its largest investor Softbank asked the New York Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit from Intelsat, arguing that... more
University of Missouri loses suit over records of dogs and cats used in research  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Boone County, Mo., judge has ruled that University of Missouri violated the state's open records law by placing an... more
Fingerprint sampling could help police distinguish between drug users and non-users  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a tool that can determine whether someone has used heroin, even if they have washed their hands. more
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