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Opioids lock to a receptor in the brain that controls pain relief, pleasure and need. A new compound may offer relief without as much risk of addiction or overdose. But it's only been tested in mice.
Aug. 17, 2016
Black kids are disproportionately affected by school closures. Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on what it's like when a predominantly black neighborhood loses its only public high school.
Aug. 17, 2016
An online auction promises to sell NSA files to the highest bitcoin bidder. The site is bizarre, but "teaser" files released as a preview have captured the attention of the cybersecurity world.
Aug. 17, 2016
Eaton may be the best American athlete most Americans don't know. He's only in the spotlight during the Olympics, and he's trying to defend his decathlon title in Rio on Wednesday and Thursday.
Aug. 17, 2016
A new study from Pew takes a wide-ranging and historical look at how jail systems in the U.S. affect women, a topic that has seen very limited research.
Aug. 17, 2016
As a resident of Rio, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro says the question isn't whether Brazil can throw a good Olympics. It's whether the Olympics are good for Brazil.
Aug. 17, 2016
Police visited the athletes' village in Rio Wednesday, hoping to seize the passports of Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as part of an inquiry into their report of a robbery.
Aug. 17, 2016
A July letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department said the company would pull back from health insurance exchanges if the government opposed the company's merger with Humana.
Aug. 17, 2016
Thae Yong Ho, the No. 2 diplomat at North Korea's embassy in London, recently arrived in South Korea, according to officials in Seoul. He is said to be the highest-ranking diplomat to defect.
Aug. 17, 2016
The link isn't definite, but it matches other research that suggests that difficult experiences in childhood affect physical health years down the line. Just how that happens remains a mystery.
Aug. 17, 2016
Patrick Joseph Hickey, the president of Ireland's Olympic Committee, was arrested Wednesday morning; shortly afterwards, he was taken to a hospital.
Aug. 17, 2016
At the world's largest wine research library — inside UC Davis — librarians are crowd-sourcing their archives to understand the forces that shaped California's wine industry into a global powerhouse.
Aug. 17, 2016
Groups of walruses are vulnerable to disturbances, but it's hard to avoid them if you don't know where they are. A new tool from U.S. and Russian researchers draws on history to protect the animals.
Aug. 17, 2016
In the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, 29-year-old Jesus Alfredo Guzman and five other men were kidnapped by armed assailants on Monday. Guzman is the son of notorious imprisoned kingpin "El Chapo."
Aug. 17, 2016
The Trump campaign is naming Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon as chief executive, and is also promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Paul Manafort will stay on as campaign chairman.
Aug. 17, 2016
The camp on Manus Island has been criticized by human rights advocates, and was declared unconstitutional by Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court.
Aug. 17, 2016
These middle schoolers have been working after school for six months building their giant human-powered brain sculpture. Will their ideas hold up or come crashing down?
Aug. 17, 2016
Bill and Hillary Clinton moved into the White House in 1993 as a First Couple of modest means. If they return next January, it will be as millionaires.
Aug. 17, 2016
The WikiLeaks founder argued that the Department of Justice decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for breaching national security with her private email server is unfair.
Aug. 17, 2016
An L-shaped machine in Louisiana is hunting for some of the most powerful waves in existence: gravitational waves. This wave detector acts like a giant tape measure to capture bends in space and time.
Aug. 17, 2016

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