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A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic3h Updated A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic
A new TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu.
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The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses3h Updated The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses
The Department of Transportation’s declaration that miniature horses should be prioritized as service animals has raised many questions.
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Last week, I gazed on a truly wild land... and saw art reflected back | Kenan Malik8h Last week, I gazed on a truly wild land... and saw art reflected back | Kenan Malik
Humans created their societies in defiance of nature, but it still has the power to instil aweAchmore is a nondescript hamlet on the A858 that cuts across the isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This is a gnarled, fractured landscape, swaddled in wind and rain, and built out of some of the oldest rocks on Earth –
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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, but many of our coastal towns need more love | Sarah Ditum9h Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, but many of our coastal towns need more love | Sarah Ditum
Britain’s resorts have been largely left to struggle. But their joys can still be revivedMy summer holiday of choice involves no passport, minimal cultural outings and as much time as possible spent immersed in 15C water. When I tell people that I am spending my break swimming in the North Sea off Yorkshire, reactions tend to run from “you’re brave” to “why would you do that?”. Which I imagine is similar to the comments I’d get if I announced I was taking a week to visit prisoners with whole-life orders. But I maintain that true pleasure requires not much more than an RNLI-supervised beach, a tide table and a novel to read between dips. The British seaside is tragically underappreciated and disastrously underfunded. A lack of year-round jobs and lousy transport links are driving its residents away: four in 10 coastal towns are forecast to suffer a decline in their population of under-30s, with those in the north worst affected. Even the south-west, which attracts nearly half of the visitors to Britain’s coast, is struggling. Places that are a hive of cute tearooms and sun-dappled tourists in the summer pull down their shutters at the end of the season; the holidaymakers leave and a bleak and empty winter sets in.
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12h Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander
A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.
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‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty16h ‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty
Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”
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Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue.16h Updated Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue.
Robert Ballard has found the Titanic and other famous shipwrecks. This month his crew started trying to solve one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries.
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How Greta Thunberg became the new front in the Brexit culture war | Gaby Hinsliff20h How Greta Thunberg became the new front in the Brexit culture war | Gaby Hinsliff
Nigel Farage and his hangers-on need a new rallying cause, so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriol She looks both younger than her age and old enough to have the cares of the world on her shoulders. Face scrubbed clean, dressed in a severe black jacket, Greta Thunberg stares unsmiling from the cover of this month’s GQ magazine. It’s an arresting, even unsettling, image: her outstretched finger points accusingly at the reader, in the manner of a wartime recruitment poster. Your planet needs you, millennials. Back in the 1990s, posing for men’s magazines in your knickers was a rite of passage for young actors and pop stars not so much older than Greta, but that feels a very long time ago now. Here is a cover girl designed not to titillate male readers but to nudge their consciences, and very successfully, too. Successfully enough to make her some powerful enemies.
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21h Updated Should You Get a Scary UV Photo of Your Skin Damage?
A technology grows in popularity among dermatologists, sunscreen brands and artists.
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24h Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting
Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.
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Twitter adding filter to its DMs that the it hopes will help block abusive and unwanted messages27h Twitter adding filter to its DMs that the it hopes will help block abusive and unwanted messages
The new filter will sort messages that 'may contain offensive content' into a separate inbox called 'additional messages' that users will have to click through manually.
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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?28h Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?
Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but many are intimidated by ride-hailing apps.
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Donald Klein, Who Expanded the Psychiatric Toolbox, Dies at 9030h Updated Donald Klein, Who Expanded the Psychiatric Toolbox, Dies at 90
His studies of the use of drugs to treat disorders led many to consider him “the father of psychopharmacology.”
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Sexting is a normal part of modern dating and is NOT associated with sexually risky behavior32h Updated Sexting is a normal part of modern dating and is NOT associated with sexually risky behavior
Doctoral student Morgan Johnstonbaugh at Arizona State University asked more than 1,000 college students to explain why they sent sexually-explicit material via text.
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Trump Administration Reauthorizes Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals32h Updated Trump Administration Reauthorizes Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals
The Environmental Protection Agency uses the spring-loaded poison devices to kill thousands of coyotes and foxes, despite opposition from environmental groups.
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Tiny stage in London park where Ziggy played guitar in 1969 gets Grade II listing 33h Updated Tiny stage in London park where Ziggy played guitar in 1969 gets Grade II listing 
The bandstand from which David Bowie gave a free festival in Beckenham, south-east London - having just released his first hit Space Oddity - has been granted Grade II listed status.
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Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel33h Updated Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel
His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
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Bluetooth flaw that lets hackers intercept data between devices affects iPhoneX, Pixel 2, and more33h Bluetooth flaw that lets hackers intercept data between devices affects iPhoneX, Pixel 2, and more
Researchers say the vulnerability allows hackers to shorten an encryption key between two Bluetooth devices. From there, hackers can easily brute-force there way into a person's device.
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For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work33h Updated For ‘Diagnosis’ Show, Dr. Lisa Sanders Lets Times Readers Around the World Join in the Detective Work
A Times Magazine columnist credits Sherlock Holmes and global crowdsourcing with helping her solve patients’ mysterious ailments.
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Supplements of testosterone can change how people respond to ethical dilemmas 34h Supplements of testosterone can change how people respond to ethical dilemmas 
Psychologists from the University of Texas at Austin compared the moral decision-making of 100 people who had been given the hormone and 100 who took placebos.
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Millions of people may need to change their login details, Google says34h Updated Millions of people may need to change their login details, Google says
Cyber criminals may have access to millions of people's online login details, security researchers at Google's Mountain View, California, headquarters suggests.
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Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled34h Updated Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled
Worries about the safety of the drinking water in New Jersey’s largest city have raised comparisons to Flint, Mich.
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States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule34h Updated States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule
The legal fight over how to regulate coal-burning plants could ultimately determine how much leverage the government has to fight global warming.
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A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo34h Updated A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo
The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who were newly infected, a turning point in the decades-long fight against the virus.
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U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act34h Updated U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.
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NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded34h Updated NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded
Data from federal researchers confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016.
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Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis34h Updated Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis
Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.
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The moon would look brighter than the SUN if the human eye could see cosmic rays35h The moon would look brighter than the SUN if the human eye could see cosmic rays
Researchers from Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Bari analysed data taken from NASA's Fermi telescope to make the finding.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures36h Updated The week in wildlife – in pictures
Endangered bonobo, migrating storks and one of the world’s biggest raptors
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Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern Congo37h Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern Congo
Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.
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How radiation from the moon appears to make it glow brighter than the sun 37h Updated How radiation from the moon appears to make it glow brighter than the sun 
Researchers from Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Bari analysed data taken from NASA's Fermi telescope to make the finding.
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Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil38h Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil
International concerns grow over deforestation surge since Jair Bolsonaro took power Norway has followed Germany in suspending donations to the Brazilian government’s Amazon Fund after a
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Forty zookeepers lift 164 stone Layla into a CAT scanner to treat a blocked nose38h Forty zookeepers lift 164 stone Layla into a CAT scanner to treat a blocked nose
A 40-strong team, from the Chicago Zoological Society, performed the pioneering task in order to correct the animal's breathing problems.
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Newly-discovered ORGAN in skin causes us to feel pain38h Updated Newly-discovered ORGAN in skin causes us to feel pain
Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden discovered a mesh-like organ within the skin that consists of glial cells. These cells have hair-like structures that may pick up on pain.
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Men are equally capable of multi-tasking, study finds  38h Updated Men are equally capable of multi-tasking, study finds  
A team from led by Patricia Hirsch of Germany's Aachen University reached the conclusion after analysing the performance of 48 men and 48 women.
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Enjoy your walk in the country, but please don’t abuse farmers’ hospitality | Ben Eagle39h Enjoy your walk in the country, but please don’t abuse farmers’ hospitality | Ben Eagle
Visitors who ignore the Countryside Code put our livelihoods at risk. It’s time to educate the public about caring for the landDuring the summer holidays, you may be heading into the British countryside for a leisurely walk. However, the idea of the rural idyll is not what you may think. Country paths are often strewn with dog poo left by irresponsible owners, litter blown into ditches or piles of flytipped rubbish. Most people who access the countryside respect it and want to look after it. After all, many of us enjoy exploring it and some of us still make our living within it. Yet, social media is awash with farmers and landowners
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Living off-grid for 77 years – in pictures42h Living off-grid for 77 years – in pictures
A wind-up radio, a smattering of colour photos and a stack of glossy books: these are the only signs that Margaret Gallagher lives in the modern world. For all of her 77 years, she has lived in a 200-year-old thatched cottage in Northern Ireland without running water, electricity or an indoor toilet
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Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate crisis continues43h Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate crisis continues
High up in the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days on the rocks and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are crumbling around them
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What do we lose when we lose a local bike shop?43h What do we lose when we lose a local bike shop?
As UK rents rise and online retailers eat into their margins, shops struggle to survive In the early 1930s a young William Laker would cycle the 50-odd miles from his home in Kent to Crystal Palace in south London to visit the woman who would, half a century later, become my grandmother. There is every chance Grandpa would have popped into the small bike shop at 3&5 Central Hill in Crystal Palace. That very shop remained open for about 97 years, serving generations of cyclists, but in July the current custodian of what is now called Blue Door Bicycles, David Hibbs, announced it is to close its door for good.
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43h Welsh bees threatened by deadly disease American Foulbrood
One keeper says he spotted the signs and had to burn an entire hive to protect others.
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Oceans of Noise: Episode Two – Science Weekly podcast44h Updated Oceans of Noise: Episode Two – Science Weekly podcast
During our summer break, we’re revisiting the archives. Today, Wildlife recordist Chris Watson presents the second instalment of a three-part journey into the sonic environment of the ocean, celebrating the sounds and songs of marine life and investigating the threat of noise pollution First released: 03/05/2019 Contrary to popular belief, and the writings of Jacques Cousteau, life under the ocean surface is not a silent world but a dense and rich sonic environment where sound plays a fundamental role to all known life. The pioneering natural history sound recordist
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N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.44h Updated N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.
The city has 82,473 people in its database. Many of them have no idea their genetic information is there.
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How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades44h Updated How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades
The story of a mining project in Australia helps to explain why the world keeps burning coal despite the profound risk it poses to the future.
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