AP Interview: US hails UN plan to monitor fentanyl market

Mar 14, 2017

The chief U.S. State Department counter-narcotics official is hailing a pending U.N. move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledges it will not put an immediate dent in illegal trafficking of the chemicals

George A. Olah, who won Nobel Prize in chemistry, dies at 89

Mar 10, 2017

George A. Olah, whose work won a Nobel Prize in chemistry and paved the way for more effective oil refining and ways of producing less polluting forms of gasoline, has died at 89

Deported Korean says Malaysia threatened to harm his family

Mar 4, 2017

A North Korean chemist deported from Malaysia has accused police of threatening to kill his family unless he confessed to the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, calling it a plot to tarnish his country's honor

PBS' 'Nova' seeking periodic-table fans to fund TV special

Jan 31, 2017

A crowdfunding campaign for $1 million to finance "Beyond the Elements" for PBS' science series "Nova" launched Tuesday

Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion

Jan 24, 2017

The independent panel that sets federal sentencing policy is studying how courts should handle cases involving synthetic drugs

Court orders compromise in drug cases tainted by lab scandal

Jan 18, 2017

The highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a proposal for the mass dismissal of 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state chemist

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

Aug 25, 2016

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

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