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Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

By Robert Burns | Nov 17
Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no.

Hydroponic Histrionics? Organic Purists Assail Designation

Hydroponic Histrionics? Organic Purists Assail Designation

By Lisa Rathke | Nov 17
Can you call a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt "organic"? Some purists don't think so.

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

Nov 16
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

By Deb Riechmann | Nov 15
Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.

3Somer App Data Helps the LGBTQ Community Connect

3Somer App Data Helps the LGBTQ Community Connect

Nov 15
Looking for a threesome? Depending on your state, you might have more of a chance than others. Data from the 3Somer app shows how many gay members are signed up in each area of the U.S.

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges for Investigators

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges for Investigators

By Kate Brumback | Nov 15
The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present.

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3 Straight Flat Years

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3 Straight Flat Years

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 14
Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China.

No One Satisfied with New Vermont Wind Power Sound Rules

No One Satisfied with New Vermont Wind Power Sound Rules

By Wilson Ring | Nov 14
An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both sides.

Water Wizards: Dutch Flood Expertise is Big Export Business

Water Wizards: Dutch Flood Expertise is Big Export Business

By Mike Corder | Nov 14
Ingenuity around climate change-worsened problems with water has led to new technology that is becoming a lucrative Dutch export.

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