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Nov 16, 2012

Learning from Sandy

New York-based research centers received a crash course on disaster preparedness from the hurricane.

Learning from Sandy

Labs should put risk management strategies in place to make sure their operations aren’t interrupted in the case of a storm or other natural disaster. [© Maksim Shebeko - Fotolia.com]

  • In addition to the 122 deaths [as of Nov. 13], hundreds of thousands of power outages, and billions of dollars in property damage caused ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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