Doctor’s orders: few opioids, lots of addiction medications

WASHINGTON — The number of new monthly prescriptions for medications that treat opioid addiction nearly … Read more

Illegally captured reptiles being sold as pets

Surge in popularity blamed for unlawful practice

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In the market for a new pet? Maybe something a bit exotic? … Read more

Too much sitting may contribute to memory loss, study suggests

If you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests you’d … Read more

Leeches: the newest wildlife conservation tool?

Michael Tessler realized his life had taken an odd turn. His days were spent not … Read more

Tech Q&A: Xbox causes email mishap

Q: I recently bought my son an Xbox One game console. Because he had no … Read more

Solo backpacks haul laptops and more with ease

I remember the time when I moved from using an iMac to using a Macbook … Read more

Lung cancer patients can live longer with immunotherapy

The odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of … Read more

NASA steps up its planet-hunting game with the launch of TESS

On a cold, clear night in January, Massachusetts Institute of Technology astrophysicist George Ricker and … Read more

Undercover footage shows the toll of drift nets, activists say

On a bitterly cold morning around sunrise, Brock Cahill and Rob Stewart put on scuba … Read more

The Atlantic isn’t circulating as much — and that’s bad

WASHINGTON — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged … Read more

The FBI and the mystery of the mummy’s head

A museum did not know the ID of the mummy; the bureau’s scientists cracked the case

In 1915, a team of U.S. archaeologists excavating the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha … Read more

Talk of restricting energy drinks after caffeine kills a teenager

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The parents of Davis Allen Cripe never want to see other parents … Read more

These pocket-size speakers put out some big sound waves

Q: I have an OontZ Angle 3 Ultra that I love very much, but it … Read more

These ancient lizards had 4 eyes

Here’s a sight for four eyes. Scientists say they’ve found evidence of a fourth eye … Read more

The heart of the Milky Way teems with black holes

WASHINGTON — The center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like … Read more

New hotel will cost $792K per night — and be 200 miles up

Aboard the International Space Station, an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But … Read more

Swapping livestock for produce could feed all of America

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point … Read more

Virgin Galactic takes flight again

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship climbed at supersonic speed over California’s Mojave Desert … Read more

Bend-Redmond area has numerous home-based workers

Ryan Everist has been working remotely for four years, but now that he lives in … Read more

Researchers study how insects got their wings

A dual evolutionary origin is supported by an investigation into beetles, but more research is needed

Beetle wings often are hidden. Nestled behind armored shields on the beetle’s back, they unfurl … Read more

Union protests Facebook construction in Prineville

Heavy equipment operators left out of crane work

Work is under way on Facebook’s new data center buildings in Prineville, and the multimillion … Read more

A few species of frogs that vanished may be on the rebound

In 2013, two biologists named Jamie Voyles and Corinne Richards-Zawacki spent weeks slogging up and … Read more

Oceans on ancient Mars may have gotten assist from volcanoes

The oceans that once covered Mars may have formed somewhere around 3.7 billion years ago, … Read more

Science notes: Turning arctic foxes blue

Plus, sheep hold clues to human hair, and drones follow caribou

Blue foxes have fixed an inbreeding problem Arctic foxes are endangered in Sweden, Norway and … Read more

Remote personal assistants perform real tasks

But they charge for their time, and in a test offered mixed success

In 2015, when Silicon Valley CEO Mike Chen was working on a health care startup, … Read more

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies … Read more

Scientists baffled by a galaxy that seems to lack dark matter

Astronomers have discovered a strange galaxy that is missing most, if not all, of its … Read more

These gadgets will help keep your phone charged

Ah, springtime! The annual Consumer Electronics Show takes place in January, followed by Mobile World … Read more

The amazing metabolism of hummingbirds

Researchers study the correlation between size and energy efficiency

Hummingbirds have long intrigued scientists. Their wings can beat 80 times a second. Their hearts … Read more

Mama bears safe from hunters spend more time with cubs

Twenty-five years ago, brown bear mothers in Sweden rarely spent more than 18 months raising … Read more

Science notes: robotic fish, baby bald eagles

This fish has a battery and no taste for worms Allow me to introduce SoFi … Read more

April fools? China’s space station may hit Earth

The sky is falling. Again. China’s first space station, Tiangong-1, abandoned and out of control, … Read more

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