Timothy McGarry

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Baclofen: the controversial pill that could 'cure' alcoholism

France is ground zero for clinical research on Baclofen, a drug said to eliminate alcohol cravings. The medication will soon be more accessible than ever – but not everyone thinks that’s a good thing<p>One morning when he was 12, Samuel Blaise decided to skip school with his best friend Cyril. Both …

L.A. cops successfully use a robot to grab a rifle from a suspect

Over the summer, Dallas police used a "bomb robot" to kill a shooting suspect. Now, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has used a similar …

Elephant history rewritten by ancient genomes

DNA from extinct species forces rethink of elephants’ family tree.

Elephants

This is what a comet disintegrating in space looks like

A comet 67 million miles from Earth broke apart as it flew toward the sun and the Hubble Space Telescope snapped some beautiful images of the cosmic …

Astronomy

Senate passes bill to combat wildlife trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a bill to boost efforts to combat illegal wildlife poaching and trafficking, a growing problem worldwide with an estimated cost of up to $10 billion a year.<p>The measure is aimed at protecting a variety of animals, from lions, elephants and rhinos to exotic …

NASA’s New Artist Has An Amazing Climate Change Tattoo

For years, his art has explored the implications of the Anthropocene–the new epoch that the International Geological Congress voted to declare just a …

Stop Whining About ‘False Balance’

News media outlets are increasingly coming under fire for the sin of “false balance” or “false equivalency.” <i>The New York Times</i>, one of the outlets …

Pluto Is Emitting X-Rays, and That's Really Weird

Something very strange is going on around Pluto. The icy world that sits some 3.6 billion miles from the sun appears to be emitting x-rays—high …

X-rays

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Jealous much? Envious identified as the most common personality type

In social settings, some people choose not to cooperate in order to be better than everyone else.<p>When faced with a dilemma or a task that requires …

BBC - Earth - Alien origin of Earth’s oceans

The water in Earth's oceans fell in frozen lumps from space, during a violent period in our planet's early history.<p>Look at our blue planet from afar, and you could easily conclude that the Earth is nothing more than a world of water. More than 70% of its surface is covered by oceans, to an average …

Clinton's and Trump's health: 5 common health issues for people their age

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may not have much in common, but there is at least one thing they share: their age. Clinton is 68, and Trump is 70; and although many people in this age group are relatively healthy, others face more health problems than they might have in …

What We Can Still Learn From Beatlemania

Ron Howard gets one thing right in The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.<p>As the story goes, Bob Dylan showed up to a The Beatles' hotel in 1964. Thinking they had sung "I get high" (and not "I can't hide") in "I Want to Hold Your Hand," he brought along their first taste of a plant …

The 18 Best Astronomy Photos of the Year

With more than 4,000 entries submitted to the 8th annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, ran by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, here are the best of 2016.<p>With more than 4,000 entries submitted to the 8th annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, ran by the …

What's going on in the brains of people who don't need much sleep?

Many people claim that they don't need much sleep, insisting that even five hours a night is enough shuteye for them to feel rested. According to new …

Who stole the DNA of 14,000 long-lived Italians?

We know how to find the culprit: just arrest whoever dies last.<p>Italian authorities are investigating a biotechnology heist that saw around 14,000 DNA samples allegedly stolen from a lab in Sardinia. This may not be a simple case of grand larceny, as the samples in question were taken from Italians …

Sardinia

Why mosquitoes that spread Zika and malaria love people so much more than other animals

Many of the approximately 3,500 mosquito species actually do prefer cows — or pigs, dogs, or other animals. But it's the small number that don't that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year by spreading malaria, dengue, Zika, and other illnesses.<p>Figuring out why the mosquitoes that spread …

Are You the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year?

Listen up all aspiring photographers out there. National Geographic has begun accepting entries into this year's Nature Photographer of the Year …

Dark Matter Results from First 98.7 Days of Data from the PandaX-II Experiment

Author(s): Andi Tan <i>et al.</i> (PandaX-II Collaboration)The PandaX-II experiment reports results from their first full physics run in search of dark …