How just drops of viper venom pack a deadly punch

A bite from a lancehead snake can be fatal. Species in the family, found throughout Central and South America, have venom that can disrupt blood clotting and cause hemorrhage, strokes and kidney failure.

Avoiding the risk of opioids

Dear Mayo Clinic: If opioids are such a problem in our country, why are they used so often to treat pain? Aren't there other effective options for controlling pain that aren't as risky?

Study tracks Title IX use across US colleges and universities

Title IX—the U.S. civil rights law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs—has been widely recognized as a crucial step toward gender equality in America. A new Yale study ...

NASA soil moisture data advances global crop forecasts

Data from the first NASA satellite mission dedicated to measuring the water content of soils is now being used operationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to monitor global croplands and make commodity forecasts.

Novel insulators with conducting edges

Physicists at the University of Zurich are researching a new class of materials: Higher-order topological insulators. The edges of these crystalline solids conduct electric current without dissipation, while the rest of the ...

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