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From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

From Other Nonprofit Media

From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

Unbelted rider in the back could kill someone in the front

Unbelted rider in the back could kill someone in the front

In a survey of recent rear-seat passengers, 91 percent said they always buckled up in the front seat, but only 72 percent said they always buckled up in the rear.

Adderall XR
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Take the generic drug, patients are told — unless insurers say no

Faced with competition, some pharmaceutical companies are cutting deals with insurance companies to favor their brand-name products over cheaper generics.

Despite hazards, push to open public roads to off-road vehicles in high gear
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Despite hazards, push to open public roads to off-road vehicles in high gear

At least eight governments — including cities and counties in Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin and the state legislature of Utah — have approved the opening of roads.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible
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Buffalo, N.Y., shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than money

Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers.

The fragile ground beneath 66 million barrels of oil
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The fragile ground beneath 66 million barrels of oil

Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake.

Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment
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Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment

New strategies include changing academic offerings and lowering prices. The price strategy has worked for St. Paul's Concordia University.

The last stand: 'Vivitrol Court'
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The last stand: 'Vivitrol Court'

Amid a surging opiate crisis, the maker of the anti-addiction drug Vivitrol skirted the usual sales channels. It found a captive market for its once-a-month injection in the criminal justice system.

Liquid soap
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Scientists urge tighter scrutiny of germ-fighting chemicals

More than 200 scientists and public health advocates are urging regulators to take a closer look at the potential dangers of antimicrobial chemicals, including triclosan.

How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill
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How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill

You can walk into your local drugstore and buy a month's supply of Aleve and Nexium for about $40. For Vimovo, the pharmacy billed my insurance company $3,252.

Bears Ears
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Contested national monuments in Utah house treasure troves of fossils

Paleontologists have found incredible dinosaur diversity at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What could nearby Bears Ears hold?

How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?
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How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?

Sunscreens employ UV filters: molecules specifically designed to help reduce the amount of UV rays that reach through the skin surface.

pink-headed duck
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Nature's 'most wanted': Conservationists launch new quest for lost species

Expeditions will delve into the wild, looking for species that haven’t been seen for at least a decade.

Careful crop selection near airports could reduce bird strikes
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Careful crop selection near airports could reduce bird strikes

Scientists find that soybeans attract fewer flocking birds than wheat or corn.

Tax break for high-alcohol wine sours health advocates
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Tax break for high-alcohol wine sours health advocates

The bill, which has strong bipartisan support and is sponsored in the House by Rep. Erik Paulsen, would cut taxes by 50 cents per gallon on wines with high alcohol content.

3-D printing the way to bionic humans
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3-D printing the way to bionic humans

A pressure sensor printed directly on a hand is a step toward a more seamless integration of human and machine, said Michael McAlpine, a materials scientist at the University of Minnesota.

America's other drug problem: wasted medicine
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America's other drug problem: wasted medicine

Nursing homes use wasteful, and potentially harmful, ways to dispose of leftover meds. But some states, like Iowa, have found a solution.

Why can’t cats resist thinking inside the box?
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Why can’t cats resist thinking inside the box?

It’s just a fact of life that cats like to squeeze into small spaces where they feel much safer and more secure.

Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement
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Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement that can stretch on for years

Prisoners recount suicide attempts, mental harm and lack of services; former Waupun psychologist describes harsh treatment of inmates.

Can't eat wheat? Blame this humble virus
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Can't eat wheat? Blame this humble virus

New research shows that viruses — even relatively benign ones that don’t cause serious symptoms — can lead to later food sensitivities.

Sather Tower rising above the University of California at Berkeley campus
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What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

With sanctuary promises untested, institutions offer other long-sought help.

R.J. Reynolds
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Is it age discrimination if you don't know you're being discriminated against?

In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds, the Supreme Court would have to decide whether the nation’s second-largest tobacco company was within its rights to summarily reject older job applicants.