Losing steam? Older power plants are expensive to operate or upgrade.
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Anti-nuclear advocates may cheer the closing of nuclear power plants in the US, but thanks to cheap natural gas, less nuclear power means higher emissions.
The yuan has a long way to go.
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Recent headlines suggesting the yuan is on the verge of becoming an international currency stray far from reality.
Former New York Governor George Pataki: “I think part of the problem is the…way Republicans think about climate change.”
In the last Republican presidential debate, two candidates spoke out on climate change – a sign that the tide is turning away from linking conservative policies with denying climate change.
Do you still need to take that?
As people with chronic conditions age or as their health changes, they sometimes need less medication. So when, should a person's drugs be scaled down?
The best choice?
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Research on IV devices is underdeveloped, underfunded and understudied. That means doctors don't always have the information they need to choose the best one for their patients.
The Pole who would be king…Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
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When they vote October 25 in parliamentary elections, Poles will be taking a dangerous step into the unknown, and the rest of Europe may not be far behind.
A fracking well in Pennsylvania, which saw rapid and sometimes-problematic spread of natural gas development.
Different states and countries with shale gas can benefit from the mistakes made by other regions that rushed into fracking. Here’s one state’s plan.
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One of the key times women need reliable contraception is soon after they give birth. But they often have a hard time getting long-acting reversible methods, like IUDs and contraceptive implants.
The Pope in Congress: receptive audience?
Pope Francis has embroiled himself in the partisan politics of the US by taking on important yet hot-button issues that span the political spectrum.
Some Poles have been more welcoming than others.
The refugee crisis shows just how much Poland has changed, from the devastation of World War II to a land of plenty in the eyes of migrants fleeing their own suffering.
Time for new thinking.
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Many people consider capitalism the cause of climate change. Can leading thinkers in business and academia make business the primary means to tackle the climate crisis?
The GOP’s problem with Pope Francis is that he may be too conservative.
Republicans' problem with the pope is not that he's too liberal on issues such as capitalism, it's that he's too conservative.
Outside the Superdome in New Orleans on September 2 2005.
The experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees spotlight the difficulties with our social “safety net” and the holes through which the poorest can fall.
The stage is set for the Republican debate.
Academics from around the US react to the Fox News debate.
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A new Medicare proposal would reimburse doctors for appointments to help patients plan what care they would want if they are too ill to speak for themselves. It's about time.
What you get out is what you put in.
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Analyzing big data sets holds the promise of big insights. But the axiom "garbage in, garbage out" is particularly apt, since conclusions can be only as good as the raw data itself.
Started with high democratic ideals, how does the U.S. Patent Office work for the 21st century?
Founded in 1790, the Patent Office aimed to put innovation and entrepreneurship within reach of every citizen. Now, 10 million patents later, critics say an out-of-touch system is doing the opposite.
No place to live.
The US is making common cause with Ukraine, but national security concerns are affecting the human rights of the most vulnerable trying to flee the fighting.
A modest car with a message.
The Catholic Church in Latin America is feeling the heat from evangelicals: could the pope's recent trip help bridge the divide?
Laudato Si’: for some, a guide to personal values and morals in the Anthropocene.
The ink is still drying on the Pope’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” or “On Care for Our Common Home,” and scholars, critics and pundits will analyze and assess it for years to come. But one aspect of…