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The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare

Dr. Andrew Herring of Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., left, gave a dose of buprenorphine, a drug that eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, to a homeless man who coll...

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In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

Dr. Barry Zevin, center, with Mark Farrell, the former mayor of San Francisco, left, and Chris Ruffino, a substance abuse counselor, when they announced the city’s street tr...

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Climate Has a Role in Wildfires? No. Wait, Yes.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke laid the bulk of the blame for California’s blazes on “environmental terrorist groups.”...

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Q&A: Companions for City Trees

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Crows Are Taught to Pick Up Trash at French Theme Park

A crow picking up a discarded cigarette at Puy du Fou, a theme park in France that has enlisted six birds as tiny, winged maintenance workers...

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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: A Graphic Tribute to a Classic Work of Paleontological Literature

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Trilobites: Hundreds of Reindeer Died by Lightning. Their Carcasses Became a Laboratory.

The carcasses of 300 reindeer on a plateau in Norway may help engender new plant diversity, according to scientists...

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The New Old Age: A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women

Mary Walsh, left, and her wife, Beverly Nance, were denied admission to Friendship Village outside St. Louis. “This is not right," Ms. Walsh said. "They shouldn’...

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Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

Elephants, like their forebears mastodons and mammoths, carry a unique gene whose proteins kill off potentially cancerous cells...

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Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb

Scientists from the University of Catania and Cairo University found a “solidified whitish mass” in a jar, left, in an Egyptian tomb. The substance turned out to be a 3,20...

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F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

Teva Pharmaceuticals won approval to market a generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen auto-injector, a step that consumers hope will drive down prices for the products...

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ScienceTake: The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness

To dig a nest tunnel quickly and get the most out of their efforts, 30 percent of fire ants do 70 percent of the work...

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Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers

Liquid metallic hydrogen does not occur naturally on Earth, except possibly at the core, but scientists believe the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn are awash in hydrogen in th...

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How Ants Avoid Traffic Jams

Ants have a lesson for humans on how to be more productive: Less is more. Here’s the ingenious trick the insects deploy for maximizing efficiency...

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Trilobites: Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

A mid-Cretaceous beetle had a cavity filled with hair at the base of its mandibles for collecting pollen from plants known as cycads...

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They Thought Hemophilia Was a ‘Lifelong Thing.’ They May Be Wrong.

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a blood clot. Hemophilia is defined by an inability to form blood clots, leading to uncontrolled bleeds and chronic pain...

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Trilobites: Paternity Tests at the Penguin House

Copper, left, and Gossamer, are each paired with other penguins with whom they raise chicks, although the paternity of those chicks is not what it seems...

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