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Painkiller abuse now a global scourge

Painkiller abuse now a global scourge

Painkillers pose a substantial risk of fatal overdose — especially when combined with alcohol or other drugs.
The future of data storage is in our DNA

The future of data storage is in our DNA

Some scientists have begun experimenting with putting data onto nature’s original hard drive: DNA.
New app to help diabetics

New app to help diabetics

New app predicts how particular foods are likely to influence your blood-sugar levels.
Medical breakthrough could increase supply of donor organs

Medical breakthrough could increase supply of donor organs

A donated organ is put on ice, delivered to the recipient, and then infused with that person’s blood and stem cells before surgery.
How “Citizens United” changed our politics

How “Citizens United” changed our politics

Since the US Supreme Court ruling, an unprecedented amount of money has poured into American elections.
The rove beetles' magical mystery lure

The rove beetles' magical mystery lure

A rove beetle, at right, with a Malaysian army ant.
Deep beneath the Dead Sea, a harbinger of future drought

Deep beneath the Dead Sea, a harbinger of future drought

The Dead Sea contains some of the world’s saltiest water.
Gut bacteria linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

Gut bacteria linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

A mysterious disorder that affects more than one million Americans is linked to abnormal levels of certain gut bacteria.
Painted by Mr Robot

Painted by Mr Robot

Can machines be curious and expressive? Researchers at Columbia’s Creative Machines Lab think so.
Study Hall Research Briefs

Study Hall Research Briefs

Prescription overload; Inspired by love; How old is your brain?; Smog relief; It takes a village; Blowing in the wind

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