Nature – In a paper in Nature, Lee et al. report a remarkable method that uses amino acids or peptides (small molecules formed from amino acids) to direct the dissymmetric growth of gold nanoparticles that have a twisted morphology.
Chicago Tribune – The NFL, with the cooperation of the NFL Players Association, has prohibited players from wearing 10 models of helmets that performed poorly in laboratory testing of impact absorption, the league said.
Reuters – GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabis-derived medicine for severe childhood epilepsy won a favorable review from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff on Tuesday, boosting hopes for its approval in the world’s biggest drugs market.
The Hill – West Virginia has reached a $550,000 settlement with a pharmacy it accused of dispensing nearly 10 million doses of painkillers in 11 years to a county of fewer than 25,000 people, the state attorney general's office announced Monday.
The New York Times – The estimated $1 billion concussion settlement that the N.F.L. reached with retired players is plagued by deception, causing delays in payments of potentially millions of dollars to hundreds of players.
Bloomberg – An influential body of U.K. lawmakers said regulators should stop major tech companies from dominating the field of artificial intelligence, and also warned on the potential of widespread unemployment due to the technology.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, Exxon Mobil under investigation; the first wind turbine technician program for high school students starts in Texas; and GE plans to make largest wind turbine ever.
Utility Dive – The promise of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841 as a vehicle to accelerate the growth of energy storage could be dimmed or at least slowed down by pushback from state and utility interests.