Digitized strand of DNA.
Genetic testing is revealing important information about disease risks, and consumers can now pay for a test to know their risk. They might be better off if their doctors considered these risks, too.
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Leaking classified information violates the law. But it doesn't mean that people are abandoning their ethics.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders at the Capitol on June 6, 2017.
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Senate Republicans have been trying to find a way to get enough votes to repeal Obamacare. Here's how their delay could lead to a result they did not expect – more Medicaid.
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Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
AIDS activists stage a ‘die-in’ in 1992 in Houston about lack of funding for AIDS research under President George H.W. Bush.
New treatments and prevention programs have inhibited the spread of HIV/AIDS since June 5, 1981, when the CDC first reported what would become HIV. Here's why it's important not to cut funding now.
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The U.S. is considering expanding a ban it imposed in March on several Middle Eastern countries to all flights from Europe. A close look suggests the meager benefits just aren't worth the high costs.
Banners on the campus of Kent State University commemorating the anniversary of the May 4 shootings.
AP Photo/Jeff Glidden
The May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State still loom large in our national conscience. What do these events tell us about the role of the university in today's climate of student protest?
Two swing votes: Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Greg Waldon (R-Ore.), after striking a deal with Pres. Trump on the heath care bill.
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Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
Stained glass window depicting a heretic in the Cathedral of Saint Rumbold in Mechelen, Belgium.
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A recent case of comedian Stephen Fry being accused of blasphemy is a reminder that blasphemy laws are not unique to the Muslim world.
Is there a geometry lesson hidden in ‘The Last Supper’?
Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock's paintings – proves the parallels between the two can be uncanny.
Research shows that regular ethics training helps.
Ethical dilemmas arise not because someone did not know the ethical rules. Instead, they arise when individuals are unable to identify the relevant ethical principle at the time of crisis.
Federico Barocci’s 1598 painting ‘Aeneas’ Flight from Troy.‘
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.
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We asked five design experts – what's your favorite product of all time, and why?
House GOP leaders unveiling the American Health Care Act on March 7, 2017.
The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare is consistent with many proposals that candidate Trump and others espoused. Yet key parts of it could favor the rich and hurt the poor and the aging.
Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017, as VP Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.
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Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
Allison Davis, circa 1965.
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His landmark contributions to anthropology have faded from memory, despite real-world policy impact during the mid-20th century.
Après l’élection de Trump, le roman paru en 1949 connaît un regain d’intérêt spectaculaire. Pour autant, l’Amérique d’aujourd’hui n’est pas comparable au monde dystopique imaginé par Orwell.
The best selling book on Amazon is '1984' – which was originally published in 1949. A historian from Case Western Reserve University considers how the novel helps us think about our present moment.
Protesters and police officers in downtown Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 2016.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.