Category: Associated Press

How long can people live? New study suggests there’s a limit

Associated Press Thomas Perls, School of Medicine Just how long can people live?… Expert quote: Instead of searching for an anti-aging pill, people should focus on eating better and exercising to stay healthy in their twilight years, said Dr. Thomas Perls, professor of geriatrics at Boston University who heads the New England Centenarian Study. View […]

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution

Associated Press Peter Fox-Penner, Questrom School of Business Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama’s presidency, slicing the nation’s output of polluting gases that are warming Earth… Expert quote: “There were gigantic changes happening […]

Mexico finds water tunnel under Pakal tomb in Palenque

Associated Press Francisco Estrada-Belli, College of Arts & Sciences Archaeologists at the Mayan ruin site of Palenque said Monday they have discovered an underground water tunnel built under the Temple of Inscriptions, which houses the tomb of an ancient ruler named Pakal… Expert quote: “I believe that building a tomb over a canal certainly does […]

Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails

Associated Press Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America’s first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains… Expert quote: “Now the whole underbelly is falling out. The Chinese right now […]

Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?

Associated Press Richard Saitz, School of Public Health The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers… Expert quote: “We […]