The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed at a Walgreens drugstore.

Some Doctors Are Trying To Change Easy Access To Opioids

The rise of the opioid crisis is complicated, but doctors and hospitals trying to keep patients happy were a big factor. Some hope that's changing.


1:22Johnson & Johnson baby powder on a shelf.
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Johnson & Johnson Defends Baby Powder Safety After Losing Another Suit

1:18An asteroid called Lutetia is shown at it's closest approach between Mars and Jupiter
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Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Probably Left Earth In Darkness For 2 Years

1:26The 2017 total solar eclipse and skyline of Columbia, Missouri
Newsy Staff

What It's Like Under A Total Solar Eclipse

1:14Greenland ice caps
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Scientists Puzzled By Weekslong Fire On Icy Greenland

1:30Two mosquitoes suck blood
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Mosquitoes Are Awful. So Why Haven't We Tried Exterminating Them?

2:54Donald Liebenberg witnesses eclipse
Donald Liebenberg

Meet The Man About To Witness His 27th Total Solar Eclipse

1:10A tree
Charles Knowles / CC BY 2.0

Instead Of Being Cut Down, Some 400-Ton Trees Are Just Transplanted

1:08Image of a total solar eclipse
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Driver Safety Is Important — Especially During A Total Solar Eclipse

1:13iPhone 5S with Tough ID.
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Police Can Ask To Unlock Your Phone — This Feature Could Stop Them

0:53A bartender pours whiskey into a shot glass
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Why You Should Be Diluting Your Whiskey

1:10Earth's atmosphere from space

NASA Is Sending Bacteria Into The Sky During The Total Solar Eclipse

1:35Total solar eclipse

There's Only One Real Danger During A Total Solar Eclipse

0:49A self-healing gripping robot shakes hands with a human
Terryn et al., Sci. Robot.

These Robots Can 'Heal' Themselves

1:14Dungeons & Dragons dice
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'Dungeons & Dragons' Rolls The Dice With A Digital Makeover

0:57The International Space Station
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Astronauts On The International Space Station Just Got A Big Delivery

2:43A total solar eclipse
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Why The Total Solar Eclipse Is A Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

1:35Bill Gates visits Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
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Bill Gates Makes His Largest Charitable Donation In 17 Years

0:59Fans at an NFL game strike a pose for the camera
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Using Smile Emoji At Work May Send A Different Message Than You'd Want

1:03Image taken from the dark side of Saturn

NASA's Saturn Probe Has One Final Mission Before Its Fiery End

1:05A bartender pours a beer into a glass
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1 In 8 US Adults Might Have Alcohol Use Disorder

2:18A total solar eclipse

Learning A Ton Of New Science From 2 Minutes Of A Total Solar Eclipse

1:00Elon Musk
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Elon Musk Says AI Poses More Risk Than North Korea

1:07Mark Zuckerberg and the Colorful Balloons logo
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Facebook Quietly Released A Photo-Sharing App In China

1:49Nintendo Switch and GameVice side-by-side.
Nintendo, GameVice

Is The Nintendo Switch A Knockoff Of Mobile Gaming Controllers?

1:25SoundCloud logo by company headquarters

SoundCloud Isn't Going Anywhere — And A New CEO Is Taking The Reins

1:17A senior citizen sits in the hallway of a care center
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Isolation Could Become A Bigger Public Health Threat Than Obesity

1:20Dead trees
William and Leander Anderegg

It's Getting Harder And Harder For Trees To Bounce Back From Drought

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Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans Could Happen In The Near Future

2:08Andy Rubin's "Essential" smartphone.

Android's Creator Is Back In The Gadget Game With A Titanium Phone

1:32Smokey Bear
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Smokey Bear Turns 73 As Wildfires Are On The Rise