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Upswing in prescription opioid use disorder and heroin use among young adults, study finds

From 2002 to 2014, there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder among young adults using prescription opioids for non medical purposes, new research has found.

Older adults no slower than young adults at taking control of semi-autonomous vehicles

Older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle, new research shows.

Water crisis in Bangladesh

Overpumping of groundwater to supply one of the planet's largest cities could be jeopardizing the future water supply for citizens living outside the city center, say researchers working in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With a population of over 15 million people, Dhaka is considered a mega-city and shares many of the water management problems common to other major cities.

Blame BP for Deepwater Horizon. But Direct Your Outrage to the Actual Mistake.

About 40 minutes into the new movie Deepwater Horizon, there is a scene in which crew member Jimmy Harrell is suddenly called into the dining area on the floating drilling platform of the same name. “Mr. Jimmy,” played by Kurt Russell,...Show More Summary

Making smarter decisions about classroom technologies

In the 21st century, the proliferation of digital media and technology has fundamentally changed the way we learn. More than ever, children carry computers in their pockets and ever-expanding internet connectivity promises to reach even the most remote classrooms, putting a wealth of information at student's fingertips. Show More Summary

Population tipping point in the UK and EU as older people outnumber children

The ageing population across the UK and the EU, combined with the widening gap between available carers and those who need care, has prompted researchers at The University of Manchester to conduct research on a range new technologies to encourage healthy and active ageing.

Happy Droughtiversary, California!

October 1st is the beginning of California's water year. Here's how the state's water situation is currently looking. The post Happy Droughtiversary, California! appeared first on WIRED.

An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft as It Flings Itself Into a Comet

Time to break out the tissues, space fans. The post An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft as It Flings Itself Into a Comet appeared first on WIRED.

All Together Now! U.S. Department of Energy Sums Up Why We Should Be Optimistic About Clean Energy

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy Released “6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future” that track cost declines and rising use of some key... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

'The Terrorist Inside My Husband's Brain': Robin Williams' Widow Details His Disease

It was only after actor Robin Williams' death in August 2014 that doctors found the true cause of the symptoms that had plagued him for years, according to Williams' widow, Susan Schneider Williams.

New Jersey Train Crash: Could Safety Tech Have Averted Disaster?

Following the Hoboken train crash, many question whether Positive Train Control, an automatic braking system that deploys during emergencies, could have averted the tragedy.

Foldable Bike Helmet Offers Recyclable Protection

A novel bike helmet design introduces an option that would be affordable, collapsible, biodegradable and available from a curbside vending machine.

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