Boston Globe – The National Football League and New England Patriots will fight hard to get the Aaron Hernandez estate’s concussion lawsuit dismissed, but they could have an incentive to settle if that strategy fails, according to legal experts.
Engadget – When it comes to drone regulations, the FAA's rules trump anything local governments conjure up. That's what a federal court in Massachusetts has proven when it ruled in favor of a commercial drone owner who sued the city of Newton over its drone ordinance.
Cosmos – Next time you go for a jog with traffic roaring past, spare a thought for your kidneys. A US-based study has found that breathing fine particles of pollution – such as those found in car exhaust – increases the risk of developing kidney disease.
Purdue University – In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.
FutureStructure – Fully automated cars are still many years away. Amid the government activity and potential for social benefits, it’s important not to lose sight of smaller improvements that could more immediately save lives and reduce injuries and economic costs of highway crashes.