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Non-addictive painkiller discovered for fighting opioid crisis

Scientists have found a non-addictive painkiller to help fight the current opioid crisis, though in an animal model. Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has a dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates. “In our study, we found AT-121 to be safe and non-addictive, as well as an ... Read More »

The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India

JAISALMER, INDIA—Once a year, the history lecturer Vijay Kumar Ballani and his colleagues go door-to-door in this rural village, imploring parents to send their children to a cinderblock complex that lacks classroom space, bathrooms, and desks.  He gives the same stock speech. “Education is free, lunch is free, books are free, sanitary napkins are free,’’ Ballani tells parents, urging them ... Read More »

Technology: Robot Fighting Invasive Species

In many parts of the world invasive species contribute to destruction of local ecosystems, already threatened by climate change. One of the most pervasive is the lionfish, a voracious predator from Asia that is depleting native coral reef fish in the Caribbean. Now, a new underwater robot is showing off a way that technology can help on the front line ... Read More »

An Instagram challenge fighting mental health taboos

The buzz surrounding mental health has only gotten stronger in the last couple of years. People have been rallying to eradicate the stigma attached to mental illnesses and celebrities like Carrie Fisher, and closer home Deepika Padukone, have only helped take the cause forward. And now, we have another campaign, that’s helping people deal with their own struggles with mental ... Read More »

Instagram is fighting harassment with new keyword filtering feature

Public figures aren’t the only people who deal with unwanted comments on Instagram, but until today, only VIPs had access to tools that allowed them to fight back. Instagram is rolling out a new moderation feature that gives you more control over what people can say in your comments. The tool is accessible by tapping on the gear icon where ... Read More »