Category: News

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

By Marley Jay, Matt Perrone / AP (NEW YORK) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key...

Man Rescued After Spending 66 Days Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

By David Stout After spending more than two months missing on the open sea, a man was rescued from his disabled sailboat on Thursday afternoon, 200 miles off the North...

Who Owns Your License Plate?

By David A. Graham Texas Department of Motor Vehicles/AP There aren’t many occasions when citizens are forced to reckon with the liminal strangeness of license...

Watch Kerry Washington’s Stirring Speech from the GLAAD Media Awards

By Ashley Ross When Kerry Washington accepted the Vanguard Award at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards, she knew her acceptance speech would, eventually, come under...

There’s New Evidence About How Life on Earth Began

By Alice Park How did life on Earth start? Did it emerge from the primordial ooze as is popularly believed, or did it land here from a comet or some other celestial...

The Obama administration imposes stricter standards on fracking in the US

By Lizzie Plaugic The Obama administration announced new regulations today that impose restrictions on fracking in certain areas of the country. The rules require...

A Final Salute to the Cold That Makes It So Nice to Spring Forward

By Mary Buchan ©Myra Brizendine-Wilson As this year’s freezing weather stretched on and on — and it continues to stretch on in some regions — I often...

Yahoo shutting office, cutting jobs in China: report

Shanghai (AFP) – US Internet company Yahoo is shutting down its presence in China, laying off at least 200 people, Bloomberg News reported. The closure of...