The Hill – At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the House Commerce Subcommittee on consumer protection will hold a hearing on a slew of bills -- 13 in total -- to help scale back regulations and make it easier for autonomous vehicles to hit the road.
USA TODAY – In the race to deliver cars that can safely operate themselves, proponents are increasingly concerned about a fast-growing thicket of regulations and laws being proposed by states that could come in conflict with each other and threaten to hold up development.
Phys.org – Scientists have typically calculated the expected level of capillary rise in fracking operations with the Lucas-Washburn equation. The challenge is that that the equation has not been completely accurate in predicting the actual rise observed in experiments.
USA TODAY – Public officials had no legal obligation to protect a man who died after a brain-eating amoeba entered his nose as he swam at a county park beach, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled this week.
The Atlantic – Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the first insecticide relying on an approach called RNA interference, or RNAi. Is first approval as an insecticide has been surprisingly low-key.
The Washington Post – A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.
ABC News / The Associated Press – A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.
Stanford University – Legal and illegal drugs are killing more people than AIDS ever did, yet the nation’s drug policies are based on unproven assumptions about addiction. Neuroscience could help shape more effective policies and save lives.