Election workers unload a bag of ballots brought in a from a polling precinct to the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Sacramento, California.
There are different ballots, voting machines, registration and eligibility requirements and procedures for counting votes across the country. That's a recipe for occasional confusion and miscounts.
William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change.
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William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
A Michigan township collects votes in 2016.
How do you know whether to trust a poll? Look carefully at how it was conducted – and examine your own biases.
A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake.
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
Barbed wire surrounds the the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Letting it rain.
Paying these CEOs more when oil prices rise means they're rewarded for having good luck.
Students at Hampton University celebrate at graduation on May 9. 2010. Studies suggest, however, that the benefits African American students accrue from education will be fewer than those of whites.
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Many in the US believe that all people can gain riches and education simply by working hard. Here's why that is not true for those have been denied rights and privileges for generations.
Elon Musk changed his mind about privatizing Tesla.
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The history of leveraged buyouts suggest Musk was smart to heed the advice of investors and nip his plan to take Tesla private in the bud.
Genetic data holds a wealth of health information.
There is a need for genetic services in low and middle-income countries.
Hari Peringatan Nasional Belanda, 4 Mei 2014.
Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, Jasper Juinen
Mengapa Belanda tidak mengakui kemerdekaan Indonesia pada 17 Agustus 1945, tapi pada 1949?
Dutch Memorial Day commemorated in Amsterdam, May 4, 2014.
Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, Jasper Juinen
As the anniversary of Indonesian independence from the Netherlands approaches, a close look reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
Donnie Cárdenas, en la cama, espera con su compañero de cuarto Torrey Jewett en el Palomar Medical Center en Escondido, California, el 10 de enero de 2018. Cárdenas tuvo gripe.
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La gripe no solo está enfermando a millones de personas este año. Está causando miedo y, junto con eso, mucha confusión. ¿Debería vacunarme contra la gripe? ¿Debo ver al doctor? Un experto aconseja.
Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Microplastics are everywhere--our water, soil, and even the air we breathe. The consequences of this exposure on human health is unknown. But studies in animals give us reason to worry.
Apple may seem a giant, but by some measures it’s not.
Apple became the world's 'biggest' company because of its sky-high valuation. But in the past, the largest companies were known for more meaningful metrics such as revenue and number of employes.
What causes a media business to bar the door?
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
What dads do online helps them navigate gender roles as society changes.
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The tasks of fatherhood are changing, but society's expectations haven't caught up. Many dads use online discussion groups, blogs and videos to explore their new identities.
It’s a game for the rich.
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The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.
Many graduate students report psychological distress, but the fear of stigma and other factors often dissuade them from seeking help.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
How teams respond to cardiac arrests in hospitals can make all the difference, a new study suggests.
Cardiac arrest is a major complication and killer of hospitalized patients, with only about 1 in 5 surviving. A recent study compared responses within hospitals to learn how to improve outcomes.
Hepatitis C rates have risen in the U.S. as drug use and opioid abuse have risen.
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and with an effective cure for hepatitis C there is much to celebrate. But homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in hepatitis infections.