One of the most striking elements of the data is the ease with which people, especially young people, can obtain controlled drugs.
There’s growing evidence for the use of cannabis in treating opioid addiction. A study of found that those who used cannabis used opioids less often.
Researchers have found links between sexting and factors such as sexual activity, drugs and alcohol use and emotional health.
Millennials have racked up over US$1 trillion of debt. Yet, in comparison to previous generations this group is significantly more fiscally conservative.
The laser scanning technology that has enabled this and other recent mammoth tree discoveries isn’t just a plaything for tree lovers.
New York has the second most expensive rental market in the United States. More than half of all New Yorkers spend more than 30% of their income on housing.
Barcelona’s urban superblocks are neighborhoods of nine blocks, where traffic is restricted to major roads, opening up streets to pedestrians.
This animation takes you through 1000 years of history in about 8 minutes, 140 events that feature 500 characters from different historical periods.
Reforms to the way local authorities are funded are the most radical and least discussed changes made by conservative governments since 2010.
Around 80% of the American respondents reported believing that climate change was occurring “somewhat” or “to a great extent.”
Household consumption – food, housing, transportation, apparel and other personal services – is an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
We asked people to do climate change maths. Their answers depended on their politics Will J Grant, Australian National University In an ideal world, people would look at issues with a clear focus only on
The Australian Classification Board has refused classification for at least four video games, effectively banning them in Australia.
Musk is reported to be planning for up to 12,000 satellites in low Earth orbit. But this fleet of satellites could forever change our view of the heavens.
Each day brings with it new drama in United Kingdom’s politics and the course of Brexit – and it’s playing havoc with the UK economy.
As the EU research budget has grown (from €3.8b in the 1980s to €100b for 2021-27), so has the pressure to produce greater socioeconomic benefit.
Venus is a planet almost exactly like Earth. It’s about the same size, is made of about the same stuff and formed around the same star.
Hawke and Keating were a dynamic duo of creative economics leadership. They reformed all aspects of Australia’s struggling economy.
Boris Johnson has adopted what the late Nobel laureate game theorist, Thomas Schelling called the “madman theory” in his parliament suspension.
Eyewitness accounts video recording of Lincoln’s assassination.
According to our new research, UK shale gas reserves may be just one sixth of the current official estimate; 1,300 trillion cubic ft down to 200 trillion.
Poland changed the site of the usual WWII commemoration ceremony from Westerplatte to Warsaw and, for the first time, invited a U.S. president to speak.
People may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they’re missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging.
The number of Americans who died each year from a drug overdose while taking prescription painkillers soared from 3,500 in 1999 to more than 17,000 in 2017.
The arctic and far North are burning. This summer, over 600 wildfires have consumed more than 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska.
Faceapp can do whatever it likes with your photos. More concerning is the range of disturbing conditions users unwittingly sign up to.
The number of divorced persons per 1,000 Americans fell from 4.7 in 1990 to 2.9 in 2016. Who is driving this downward trend?
On World Metrology Day 2019, the kilogram was fundamentally redefined. Its value is now defined by the energetics of a hoard of photons.
English clubs spent £1.24 billion in 2018, even though they just reached 2017 record of £1.4 billion, 2019 window seems to have been an endurance event.
Sonogenetics offers a novel therapeutic strategy for various movement-related disorders including Parkinson’s, epilepsy and dyskinesia.
More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted, while shots above the break are assisted at a rate just above 70 percent.
Out of the 600 bacteria we found, nearly half were MRSA and multidrug resistant, meaning they were immune to treatment from several types of antibiotics.
Germans not only save more than their UK counterparts, but the deep rooted national habit has more implications for Germany than those numbers would reveal.
For elite athletes like professional basketball players, muscle stiffness is not only something that is necessary, you could say it’s their superpower.
The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected.
Civil asset forfeiture laws let authorities seize property – cash, a house, a car, a cellphone – that they suspect is involved in criminal activity.
By 2050, Gateway Earth – a fully operational space station with a facility to recycle old satellites and other junk – could be up and running.
A few months before the 2016 election, an even bigger algorithm change toward friends and family posts took a second toll on publisher traffic.
Fresenius, one of the largest dialysis providers in the U.S., has agreed to waive a $524k bill for a man who received 14 weeks of dialysis.
Secretive World Bank tribunal ordered Pakistan to pay a mining company $5.8 billion — nearly as much as the IMF loan — to resolve a dispute.
It is hard to pin down just what it is Johnson believes in, given his habit of doing and saying whatever is needed to achieve his goals.
It seems that recent changes to the ball are playing a role in the uptick in home runs. Other factors are the climate and advanced analytics.
When all the officers that fired at a civilian were black, a person was 2.0 times more likely to be black than when all the officers who fired were white.
The gap in GDP per capita between richer and poorer countries is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in 1869 and went on to win an unprecedented 81 straight games.
Washington state enacted the landmark Workforce Education Investment Act into law in May 2019. The main idea behind it is to make college more affordable.
Premier League clubs paid £217m in wages to injured players in 2017-2018. So financially, football clubs need to ensure a footballer can actually play.
Engineers have suggested reconstructing the Golden Gate Bridge in a way that would limit ongoing maintenance and operation bills.
Face recognition highlights bigger questions around which types of surveillance cameras and systems are acceptable to society.