Cambridge, Massachusetts - There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth’s interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities. But the new results are unlikely to set off a diamond rush. The scientists estimate the precious minerals are buried more than 100 miles below the surface, far deeper than any drilling expedition has ever reached.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT researchers have developed the first molecular clock on a chip, which uses the constant, measurable rotation of molecules - when exposed to a certain frequency of electromagnetic radiation - to keep time. The chip could one day significantly improve the accuracy and performance of navigation on smartphones and other consumer devices.

Washington, DC - The American Psychological Association has made it easier for researchers and students to access its journals using their institutional subscriptions even when they are not on campus. This new functionality is the result of a partnership with Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) initiative, ensuring users a seamless experience for accessing APA’s scholarly content anytime, anywhere.

Brooklyn, New York - A federal jury in Brooklyn Wednesday, following two weeks of trial, convicted Dr. Martin Tesher of 10 counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone without legitimate medical purpose to five patients, one of whom died as a result two days after his last visit with the defendant.  When sentenced by United States District Judge Raymond J. Dearie, Dr. Tesher faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life in prison.

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the safe evacuation of more than 400 members of the Syrian Civil Defense, otherwise known as the White Helmets, and their families from southwest Syria. We are glad that these ‎brave volunteers, who have saved thousands of lives, are now out of harm's way.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Thursday joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Attorneys General or regulators from every state in the nation to announce the initiation of “Operation Donate with Honor.” This sweeping operation includes new enforcement actions as well as an education campaign to help donors spot and avoid fundraising solicitations that falsely promise to help veterans and military servicemembers.