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  1. Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels
    Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.
  2. A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World
    Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.
  3. Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids
    A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.
  4. Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'
    Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.
  5. Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them
    For more than 150 years, scientists have known that levees increase flood risk on the Mississippi River. That hasn't stopped local officials from building up levees in response to more severe floods.
  6. Report: Most Former Research Chimps Should Move To Retirement Sanctuaries
    A working group convened by the National Institutes of Health looked at where chimps that had been used in research should live now. Unless relocating chimps would endanger them, a sanctuary is best.
  7. Why The $#%& Can't He Wash The Dishes?! The Chores That Can Sink A Relationship
    A study finds that washing dishes is a big deal for women when it comes to the division of labor. But it taps into an even bigger idea — that women are emotionally exhausted by household management.
  8. A Pregnant Rhino In California Could Save A Related Subspecies
    Researchers announced Thursday that they impregnated "Victoria" through artificial insemination. It is a step toward saving the critically endangered northern white rhino.
  9. Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach
    From bass to lobster, hundreds of species that live along U.S. coastlines are projected to migrate north over the next 80 years, making them harder to catch and manage. It's already happening.
  10. Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects
    An aggressive type of breast cancer — a HER2-positive tumor — often shrinks with Herceptin treatment, but side effects can be tough. Researchers say a shorter course of the drug may be a good option.
  11. Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?
    Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria.
  12. Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide
    The number of children and teens who visited the hospital for suicidal thoughts or attempts doubled from 2008 to 2015. Rates were highest during the school year.
  13. Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Meds
    Doctors are prescribing fewer drugs to children, especially antibiotics. But use of certain drugs, including ADHD medications, has increased.
  14. Researchers Tackle Gun Violence Despite Lack of Federal Funding
    Despite a federal ban on funding the study of gun violence, researchers have published hundreds of studies in recent years exploring risk factors and solutions to the problem.
  15. Earth's 'Bigger, Older Cousin' Maybe Doesn't Even Exist
    In 2015, to great fanfare, NASA announced a planet discovery considered a milestone in the hunt for another Earth. But now some researchers say it's not clear that this planet actually exists.
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