An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking unneeded drugs

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking unneeded drugs

Medications stack up as older patients are handed more and more drugs they may not need.

The parasite on the playground

January 19
The parasite on the playground
Roundworm from stray cats and dogs carries ill-understood dangers.

Scientists zoom in on fast radio bursts, the most mysterious signal in space

January 19
Scientists zoom in on fast radio bursts, the most mysterious signal in space
Powerful beams from other galaxies provide scientists a "tantalizing mystery."
Super Bowl LII
January 20
Heidi Riley dumped plastic into a recycling bin after the game at US B...

NFL's super challenge: Recycling food wrappers and beer cups from 60,000 fans

From blinking cups to orphaned purses, league and stadium officials shoot for zero waste.
Science
January 20

Success stories like Rod Carew's credited for boost in Upper Midwest organ donors

2017 saw a record number of organ donations in the Midwest.
Nation
January 20

Worrying signs for the bald eagle population

After a startling rebound, some say they are dwindling.
Nation
January 20

Coast Guard battles ice to shepherd freighters across Great Lakes

With the Coast Guard as it shepherds the season's last vessels through shipping lanes.
World
January 20

Climate change and resulting drought lead to Iran's protests

TEHRAN, Iran – In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that…
Nation
January 19

100 million dead trees in California: A recipe for wildfires

Scientists warn of massive future wildfire potential.
Business
January 19

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space.
Science
January 19

U.S. fertility rate remains low, yet more women are mothers

86 percent of women ages 40 to 44 are mothers.
Science
January 19

Health briefs: Antioxidants probably won't help with muscle soreness

Many people take antioxidants before or after exercise in the belief that this prevents muscle soreness. A thorough review of the scientific literature has found…
Science
January 19

Let it out: Stifling your sneezes can end badly

LONDON – Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned based on the unusual case of…
Science
January 19

Blood pressure aside, high-salt diet affects brain

New research sheds light on the links between what we eat and how well we think, and the mediating role that the immune system plays.
Science
January 19

Science briefs: Alligators stick their noses up to survive in frozen waters

A North Carolina swamp park has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond, and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The…
Science
January 19

Emperor penguins: Good dads, but less dedicated than you may have thought

Contrary to image, some seen wandering from nesting duty.
Science
January 19

Paper fragments suggest pirates kept books amid the booty

The fragments eventually were determined to be from a 1712 first edition of a book by Capt. Edward Cooke.
Business
January 17

Results of ancestry DNA tests vary widely

Three of the four companies defended the value of their services but admitted limitations in accuracy of results.
World
January 17

Think Minnesota winters are sun-starved? Moscow got 6 minutes of sunlight in December

It was the darkest December in the capital since the city began recording the data.
World
January 17

Scientists define the middle ground in climate-change scenarios

The most dire and best forecasts are improbable.
Nation
January 17
In this late Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, image made from dashcam video, a ...

Blinding light, noise that rattled parts of Midwest, Canada was meteor

Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.
Outdoors
January 15

Study: Climate change is altering lakes and streams

Recent study hints at profound effect on species that live in fresh water.
Nation
January 13

Museums fortify as climate change hazards encroach

Los Angeles' Getty Center survived fires unscathed.