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US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:17pm

Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said Wednesday.

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:19am

Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

David Keyton and Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:11am

A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton Mission said on Wednesday.

EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:31am

Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.

National Guard to help protect California towns from fires

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:11pm

California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

The Latest: US official declares Colorado River plan done

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:29pm

The Latest on a Colorado River drought plan (all times local):

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:31pm

Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Kelvin Chan and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:05pm

Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening?

Recent rain means lush, bright wildflowers across Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:35pm

Experts say recent rain across much of Texas has contributed to a spectacular 2019 wildflowers season.

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:42pm

Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:43am

A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be "irresponsible" for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a ban.

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:43am

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag, but scientists say they can overcome it.

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Jerry Harmer and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:09am

Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely it was caused by an electrical fire, though they are yet to come to a conclusion.

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:21am

Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:04am

A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday.

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

Sanya Mansoor and Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:04am

Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

US professor is first woman to be awarded math's top prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:10am

An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world's most prestigious international mathematics awards.

Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:35pm

A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge.

Thousands of dead menhaden wash up in New Jersey shore town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:11pm

State environmental officials say thousands of dead fish have washed up in a New Jersey shore community.

UN hosts powers to discuss preventing an arms race in space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:42am

Government experts from 25 countries have opened a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will actually find it in their national interests.