The New Health Care: People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

The New Health Care High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does. For all that Americans spend on prescription drugs — $425 billion last year — you’d think we’d actually take our medicine. But one of the frustrating truths about American health care is that half or more of prescribed medication is …

Video of Starving Polar Bear ‘Rips Your Heart Out of Your Chest’

The photographer Paul Nicklen said he wanted to show people what a starving polar bear really looked like. Sealegacy/Caters News As his boat came around a corner last August, Paul Nicklen spotted what at first looked like a white blanket draped over a rock. And although he kept his distance, it soon became clear the …

Trilobites: Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

Researchers developed an algorithm that analyzed recordings of millions of dolphin clicks gathered using underwater sensors in the Gulf of Mexico. Amanda Debich/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/NOAA Keeping track of dolphins is a slippery, patchy process. First, you must procure time on a ship or aircraft, which is expensive. After that, what you see depends on …

The Walking Dead: season eight, episode eight recap – How It’s Gotta Be

So one of two things is going to happen: either Carl is going to die: meaning The Walking Dead is taking a welcome detour from the rigid course laid down by its source material. Or Carl is somehow going to live: meaning the show is basically meaningless. Weighing it up, you have to believe Carl’s …

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Team Trump Needs to Lay Off the Mueller Probe

Joshua Roberts/Reuters While President Trump’s allies have unleashed a political assault on the investigation led by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, his lawyers are arguing that Mr. Mueller lacks even the legal authority to investigate the president for obstruction of justice. The president, they maintain, fully controls the executive branch and possesses the constitutional power …

Macron awards US scientists grants to move to France in defiance of Trump

Eighteen climate scientists from the US and elsewhere have hit the jackpot as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. The “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants – a nod to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan – …

UN warns tough North Korea sanctions risk hurting millions in need of aid

The UN rights chief told the security council on Monday that tough sanctions imposed on North Korea are complicating the delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid and called for an assessment. An estimated 18 million North Koreans, or 70% of the population, suffer from acute food shortages and aid agencies provide “literally a lifeline” for …

Johnson claims progress over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff after Tehran visit

Boris Johnson has said his plea to the Iranians to release British dual-nationals such as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been “received and understood”, but it was too early to be confident of whether his call for her release on humanitarian grounds would be met. The UK foreign secretary said he hoped the presence of Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s three-year-old …

United and City dispute the blame for Manchester derby tunnel bust-up

Manchester United and Manchester City are at loggerheads regarding the scuffle in the Old Trafford tunnel on Sunday night, with the Football Association expected to receive contrasting accounts of the incident from the clubs. United and City have until 6pm on Wednesday to provide the FA with their versions of a fracas that involved up …