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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.

Wisconsin dairies struggle to keep immigrant workers
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Under Trump, Wisconsin dairies struggle to keep immigrant workers

Workers cite hostility and heightened enforcement. Dairy farmers raise wages to attract and keep Mexican and Central American employees.

Sticker shock forces thousands of cancer patients to skip drugs
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Sticker shock forces thousands of cancer patients to skip drugs, skimp on treatment

“Patients are being harmed daily” by high treatment costs, said Dr. Hagop Kantarjian, a leukemia specialist and professor at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Meet the hundreds of officials Trump has quietly installed across the government
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Meet the hundreds of officials Trump has quietly installed across the government

These are some of the people the Trump administration has hired for positions across the federal government, according to documents received by ProPublica through public-records requests.

Exploring the math in 'Hidden Figures'
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Exploring the math in 'Hidden Figures'

The movie gives a shout-out to Euler's Method — a centuries-old math technique. Did it really help send astronauts into orbit?

Where is 'rural America,' and what does it look like?
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Where is 'rural America,' and what does it look like?

Those with a newfound interest in rural America need to understand that the people, places and institutions in this vast area are far from monolithic.

Phillip Levine
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Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

Make it easier to estimate real costs, and more students may take a chance on elite colleges.

How the bees you know are killing the bees you don’t
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How the bees you know are killing the bees you don’t

Commercially managed bumblebees and honey bees may be contributing to wild pollinator decline.