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War on drugs leads to more potent narcotics, study shows

The “war on drugs” has failed to curtail the $350 billion annual trade in illegal narcotics over the last 20 years as the price of drugs has declined while potency has increased, according to study results released this week.<p>The prices of heroin and cocaine, for example, have decreased by 81 …

Here's The Historical Significance of Apple's Big iPhone 6 Event

That's a big deal. The historic site is where a bowtie-wearing 28-year-old Steve Jobs first took the stage to unveil the world's first truly personal computer: The Macintosh.<p>And in the same way that unveiling in January 1984 effectively drove the crowd in attendance into a frenzy — and put Apple on …

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

The alien brains living on Earth

To look for aliens, most people peer towards the sky. But if you look down, you'll discover they already live among us.<p>These aliens have brains, like we do, but they're mostly inside their arms, and each arm acts as if it has a mind of its own.<p>I'm speaking, of course, of the octopus. This tentacled …

An Apartment Building That Encourages Social Interaction Between Residents

<b>Architect firms</b> C.F. Møller and Brut Architecture and Urban Design have collaborated to design a residential building in Belgium that aims to foster …

Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function

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State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes.<p>But the overdose risks vary quite a bit depending on where in the country you live. One reason is that how often …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

6 Things That Influence Your Dreams

<i>By Jessica Gross for YouBeauty</i><p>When we’re sleeping, our bodies do everything they can to stay asleep. So rather than waking us up, outside stimuli -- smells, sounds, sensations -- often become woven into our dream narratives. “The dreaming mind has this really cool way of seemingly flawlessly …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

High On Love Or On Cocaine, The Brain Looks The Same

<b>TEL AVIV</b> — When Lucy Brown fell in love with her current husband a decade ago, she immediately went to work. When she arrived, she lay down in the …

Relationships

Detroit's Water Cutoffs Spark Protests

Crackdown on Delinquent Customers Draws Public Ire<p>DETROIT—Detroit's crackdown on delinquent water customers bubbled over with a public protest Friday following concerns voiced by a federal judge overseeing the city's historic bankruptcy case.<p>Hundreds of people descended upon downtown Hart Plaza, …

Bentley plans to build ultra-luxury SUV

Bentley Motors is the latest ultra-luxury automaker to announce it will produce an SUV.<p>Bentley had unveiled an SUV concept vehicle, the EXP 9 F, at the Geneva Motor Show in March of last year and, on Tuesday, announced plans to put the vehicle, or one like it, into production. The name of the final …

Amazing Photographs of Deep Sea Creatures by David Shale

Imagine alien beings that live in a world with no light and little oxygen, in freezing temperatures, under pressure that would crush an earth animal, …

Reality Bites: Why Sharks Aren't Always to Blame for Attacks

Shark season has begun, thanks to real-life dramas like this month's run-in with a great white shark off the California coast, the buildup to TV extravaganzas like "Sharknado 2" and Shark Week, even the 40th anniversary of "Jaws."<p>Reports show that shark populations are on the rise, so you can …

Watch a Florida Man Take His Marriage Proposal Underwater

Just when you thought it would be difficult to trump the California firefighter who surprised his girlfriend with an engagement ring while skydiving, …

Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Text Messages

Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are …