Drone strikes are synonymous with targeted modern warfare but scant data exists to illustrate civilian impact. A new study of injuries among Gaza rehab center patients surfaces the need for more scrutiny. Attacks by drones cause more civilian injuries than other explosive…

The Sackler family knew they were in deep water over OxyContin, according to a 2008 family memo. The document reveals the family’s inner workings as the legal fallout from Purdue Pharma’s marketing tactics took hold. In the memo, a head of the clan warned that the family…

While there are clearly troubling chasms in science policy approaches, it may be unwise to call them a “war on science,” write John C. Besley, of Michigan State University, and colleagues. Framing an issue as a conflict or a game—like the climate change “fight”—can stall…

As the US government shutdown stretches into week 3, food safety, hurricane preparedness and scientific infrastructure are working well below capacity—compromising American's safety. From the FDA to the Federal Aviation Administration, 800,000 federal employees are…

Last night, US President Trump used his first Oval Office address to ramp up a stand-off with Democrats over his demand for a $5.7 billion steel barrier at the southern border, the BBC reported.

As if science weren’t hard enough already, the US government’s partial shutdown has sent thousands of scientists home without pay.   Government scientists at the National Science Foundation, the Agriculture Department, and other agencies are barred from looking in on their…

Amid relentless conflict that has left Yemen on the brink of famine, food and aid intended for the neediest people have been stolen or lost in logistical disarray. An AP investigation found that all sides of the conflict have blocked food aid from “going to groups suspected…

UNAIDS’ top brass are actively suppressing an independent report investigating sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power at the embattled agency, according to AIDS-Free World and Code Blue. The UNAIDS governing body commissioned the report in the wake of a high-profile…

Long performed under close supervision in wealthy nations, more developing countries are playing host to human challenge experiments, which infect participants in order to test drugs.

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…