A new study shows that doctors wrote more prescriptions, and more people overdosed on opioids, in counties where drug companies spent more money. BILL DIODATO/GETTY IMAGES IT’S NO SECRET that the pharmaceutical industry wields big influence over doctors who prescribe painkillers. But the data is mounting on the extent of that relationship […]

Japan’s new science budget proposal includes a feasibility study for Hyper-Kamiokande, which would use massive amounts of ultapure water to detect neutrionos C) HYPER-KAMIOKANDE COLLABORATION Japan’s government is facing serious fiscal challenges, but its main science ministry appears hopeful that the nation is ready to once again back basic research in […]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced a federal carbon tax earlier this year to curb greenhouse gas emissions The Canadian province of Alberta announced Thursday it would pull out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s flagship climate change initiative in protest against a court ruling against the expansion of the […]

The first three Natural History Museum painites – including one in its natural state with rubies that had been sitting in their collection for years. It had initially been misidentified as the much less valuable tourmaline. © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London, Author provided My favourite gem is an […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to increase markedly if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement aim of keeping global warming well below 2°C. The authors find that a fundamental transformation […]