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When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic1h 42m Updated When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic
Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction.
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A Space Force? The Idea May Have Merit, Some Say6h A Space Force? The Idea May Have Merit, Some Say
The Pentagon has been cool to the president’s order to create a sixth military branch. But some lawmakers and aerospace experts, citing threats from Russia and China, say a case could be made for one.
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Green energy feels the heat as subsidies go to fossil fuels8h Green energy feels the heat as subsidies go to fossil fuels
Community projects can slash household bills but the sector has ground to a halt in Britain – in contrast with schemes in EuropeThe number of people generating their own power has almost flatlined, with only one new group formed in the UK last year, according to the body representing grassroots energy organisations. Cuts to subsidies for homeowners to install solar panels and a “hostile planning approach” that has in effect banned new wind turbines are behind the “wholesale decline”,
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Young Urban Birders, Open Your Hearts to the Treetops!9h Young Urban Birders, Open Your Hearts to the Treetops!
The birds come, the birds go. All that changes is the pecking order.
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The Trump Appointee Who’s an Addiction Specialist10h The Trump Appointee Who’s an Addiction Specialist
Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction
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Living next door to 17 million chickens: 12h Living next door to 17 million chickens: "We want a normal life"
Ukrainian villagers living in the shadow of Europe’s biggest chicken farm are fighting back – not just against the company but the development banks funding it The locals call this area the Ryaba-land. That’s the name of the chicken brand Nasha Ryaba under which MHP – the largest poultry company in Ukraine and the owners of Vinnytsia farm - sells poultry meat in supermarkets. There are more chicken sheds than houses here. Even the village signs bear the MHP brand. There are, as is so often the case, tensions between the industrial farms and the villagers. But in this case, anger is focussed not just on the company, but on their funders – the big international development banks that hand out public money.
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Are some landlords bending energy efficiency rules?13h Are some landlords bending energy efficiency rules?
Renting out properties with bad insulation and heating has been prohibited since April Are some landlords and agents fiddling new rules that ban them from letting out properties that are poorly insulated and inefficiently heated? Since the start of April, landlords have been prohibited from renting out “sub-standard” houses and flats, which, in this context, means those that don’t meet
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Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments found in dead seabirds16h Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments found in dead seabirds
Flesh-footed shearwater chicks are starving to death, because their stomachs are full of plastic, BBC documentary reveals.
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 Robot burger restaurant set to open in San Francisco 20h Robot burger restaurant set to open in San Francisco
California-based startup Creator has built a machine that can cook patties, toast buns, squirt the sauce and assemble your burger in just five minutes. It's set to debut to the public in September.
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She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man21h She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man
The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.
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 Scientists discover ancient lizard that hunted the shallow waters around Italy 75 million years ago  21h Scientists discover ancient lizard that hunted the shallow waters around Italy 75 million years ago 
University of Alberta paleontologists discovered a new species of marine lizard. It lived 70 to 75 million years ago in shallow waters and was found in Puglia, Italy.
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Family Separation: It’s a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too22h Updated Family Separation: It’s a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too
The police, prosecutors and child welfare agencies split children from their parents every day.
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Q&A: From One Mineral, Brilliant Reds and Bright Blues22h Q&A: From One Mineral, Brilliant Reds and Bright Blues
Rubies and sapphires are made of the same stuff, but trace elements alter their appearances.
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Weatherwatch: rising levels of anxiety23h Weatherwatch: rising levels of anxiety
Danger of coastal flooding might make sensible people think twice about building houses in vulnerable places, let alone nuclear power stations Back in 2012 a document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that the Environment Agency was warning
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 Supreme Court says police must obtain a warrant before using a cellphone to track suspects 24h Updated Supreme Court says police must obtain a warrant before using a cellphone to track suspects
Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the US court's four liberals, wrote that 'an individual maintains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the record of his physical movements'.
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James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 7224h James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72
He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.
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 Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often 24h Updated Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
The words blasted to cellphones around Salem, Oregon were ominous: 'Civil emergency. prepare for action.'
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 YouTube announces paid memberships to help creators earn more money 24h YouTube announces paid memberships to help creators earn more money
YouTube is expanding a feature called Channel Memberships, where users pay a monthly subscription fee of $5 to get access to unique badges, livestreams and custom emoji.
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 The 350 year old skeletons that could unlock the secrets of syphilis 24h Updated The 350 year old skeletons that could unlock the secrets of syphilis
Scientists decoded the first historic genomes from the bacterium Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis and yaws. A research team examined five skeletons from colonial Mexico.
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 YouTube announces paid memberships in bid to help creators earn more money 25h Updated YouTube announces paid memberships in bid to help creators earn more money
YouTube is expanding a feature called Channel Memberships, where users pay a monthly subscription fee of $5 to get access to unique badges, livestreams and custom emoji.
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 Bill Nye hits out at science skeptics as student winners of ExploraVision competition are revealed 25h Bill Nye hits out at science skeptics as student winners of ExploraVision competition are revealed
While much of the US grapples with a resurgence of anti-science rhetoric, students in the ExploraVision competition have been busy chipping away at projects to solve everyday problems.
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Can a DNA Database Save the Shrinking Forests of the Earth? These Scientists Hope So.25h Updated Can a DNA Database Save the Shrinking Forests of the Earth? These Scientists Hope So.
They hope to fight the thriving black markets for illegally logged timber.
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 New York puts its rats on ice 26h New York puts its rats on ice
The new technique spells certain death for the rat, its backers claim, and it is being trialled by New York City Health Department pest control team in Manhattan's Lower east Side.
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 Mystery of the massive explosion 200 light years away 27h Mystery of the massive explosion 200 light years away
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast said the flash was so luminous they initially thought it was in our own galaxy, with one researcher claiming 'there hasn’t really been another object like this.' (Stock)
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 Players baffled after countdown timer mysteriously appears on TV screens in Fortnite 27h Updated Players baffled after countdown timer mysteriously appears on TV screens in Fortnite
Red countdown timers have been appearing on television screens for global players of the Nintendo Switch, with PC and console gamers also reporting a picture of a skull in its place.
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A swift response to vanishing bird concerns | Letters28h A swift response to vanishing bird concerns | Letters
Readers respond to Patrick Barkham’s article about declining swift numbersReading Patrick Barkham’s piece (
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 Father discovers his son, 12, spent nearly £700 in three days on Fortnite 28h Father discovers his son, 12, spent nearly £700 in three days on Fortnite
Steve Harrison, 37, from Stoke-On-Trent, discovered that his son, had managed to spend the eye-watering amount in just three days after leaving his card details saved in his Xbox.
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 EXCLUSIVE-Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in... 28h EXCLUSIVE-Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in...
Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago
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The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools 28h Updated The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools
What the implements found with the body of Ötzi revealed about the Copper Age.
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 Twitter acquires Smyte to FINALLY tackle vile online harassment and trolls 28h Twitter acquires Smyte to FINALLY tackle vile online harassment and trolls
San Francisco-based firm Smyte was created by a team of ex-Google and Instagram engineers, and counted a number of high-profile online services among its clients, including TaskRabbit.
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 Google Assistant update adds Continued Conversations 29h Google Assistant update adds Continued Conversations
After an initial question, Google Home owners based in the US can now ask a follow-up voice command without the need to use the wake phrase ‘OK, Google’ or ‘Hey Google’ again.
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Tesla downsizing residential solar business bought for $2.6bn29h Tesla downsizing residential solar business bought for $2.6bn
Company to close facilities and end Home Depot partnership after buying company founded by Elon Musk’s cousins Electric car maker Tesla is sharply downsizing the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6bn deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees. The latest cuts to the division that was once SolarCity – a sales and installation company founded by two cousins of Tesla CEO Elon Musk – include closing about a dozen installation facilities, according to internal company documents, and ending a retail partnership with Home Depot that the current and former employees said generated about half of its sales.
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 Prosthetic skin that can feel both pain and touch could help amputees avoid injury 29h Updated Prosthetic skin that can feel both pain and touch could help amputees avoid injury
Feeling pain is vital to a fully-functioning limb as the sensation helps us to remove our bodies from danger, according to the researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Maryland.
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 Google Assistant update adds Continued Conversations to listen for follow-up commands 29h Google Assistant update adds Continued Conversations to listen for follow-up commands
After an initial question, Google Home owners based in the US can now ask a follow-up voice command without the need to use the wake phrase ‘OK, Google’ or ‘Hey Google’ again.
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 Ever been kept awake by a dripping tap? Scientists solve what causes the maddening sound 29h Updated Ever been kept awake by a dripping tap? Scientists solve what causes the maddening sound
Using ultra-high-speed cameras and modern audio capture techniques, researchers from the University of Cambridge showed the 'plink, plink' is not caused by the droplet hitting the water (stock).
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 What does Google know about you? 29h Updated What does Google know about you?
The redesign to the Google Account settings page is available worldwide on Android today and scheduled to roll-out to iOS and web users later in the year.
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 The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients30h The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures30h Updated The week in wildlife – in pictures
Burkina Faso’s sacred crocodiles, a family of cheetahs and a humpback whale are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world
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How DNA Databases for Trees Could Be Used to Fight Illegal Logging31h How DNA Databases for Trees Could Be Used to Fight Illegal Logging
Scientists are trying to make a database of bigleaf maple trees on the West Coast. The goal is to apply DNA mapping in tropical countries plagued by illegal deforestation.
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 Video shows river of molten material pouring from Kilauea 31h Updated Video shows river of molten material pouring from Kilauea
Scientists monitoring activity at Hawaii’s erupting volcano have captured dramatic footage of lava pouring across the landscape at roughly 17 miles per hour as the eruption continues.
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 We must prepare for manmade virus attacks now, US government report warns 32h Updated We must prepare for manmade virus attacks now, US government report warns
The report ,published by the Washington-based US National Academy of Sciences, looked at the ways in which biotechnology could be abused (stock image).
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 SapceX reveals the Dragon that will blast America back into orbit 33h Updated SapceX reveals the Dragon that will blast America back into orbit
Elon Musk's space firm has revealed its capsule has already been delivered to NASA for final testing ahead of its first, unmanned, test mission.
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 Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea... 34h Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea...
The findings by Technical University of Denmark and Ohio State University are based on information from GPS sensors placed on bedrock around the Amundsen Sea Embayment in Antarctica.
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 JAN MOIR: Why we must ban phones in school now...whatever the demanding little wretches might say  35h JAN MOIR: Why we must ban phones in school now...whatever the demanding little wretches might say 
Schools are being encouraged to ban phone -something that might help when parents start rioting because their childrens’ human rights have been violated.
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 The go anywhere craft set to take Marines into battle revealed 36h Updated The go anywhere craft set to take Marines into battle revealed
The new vehicles will replace the aging fleet of expensive-to-maintain flat-bottomed amphibious assault vehicles in service since 1972. It is designed to protect Marines in transit from sea to shore.
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MPs to examine environmental footprint of UK fashion industry38h MPs to examine environmental footprint of UK fashion industry
Inquiry will explore the carbon impact, resource use and water footprint of growing throwaway ‘fast fashion’ sector MPs are to investigate the environmental impact of throwaway “fast fashion” in the UK amid growing concerns that the multi-billion pound industry is wasting valuable resources and contributing to climate change.
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 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee 39h Updated Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned, effective immediately, after a probe revealed that he had a past consensual relationship that went against the company's non-fraternization policy.
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