Blood is drawn from an unidentified patient during a routine exam Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at a Boston area medical clinic.
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New regulations for research with human blood and tissue try to balance scientific progress with patient privacy.
Former Agriprocessors employee Jonas Ordenes, center, at a prayer vigil in Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2009, the anniversary of the 2008 immigration raid at the plant that ended with 389 arrests.
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The stress of immigration enforcement has implications for health.
Obama has prioritized development of wind and solar in a number of ways, including installation on military bases.
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The Trump administration has the tools to slow the momentum Obama started on clean energy. Countering Trump are global market forces and state-level action.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Warsaw, Poland on Jan. 11, 2017.
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An historian based in Poland sees many similarities between Trump and authoritarian nationalists like Poland's Jarosław Kaczyński. But the parallels only go so far.
A hospital worker removing a plaque from Sac-Osage Hospital, which closed its doors in 2015.
Repeal and replacement of Obamacare would hurt rural health care, causing closure of hospitals and physician practices. What does this mean for a group of people whom Donald Trump has pledged to help?
Children learn hatred and violence, two pediatricians write, and they also learn love and respect. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the two doctors offer things you can do to teach tolerance.
From birth to end of life, African-Americans have worse health than whites. And, the gap keeps widening in some areas, as health care for some whites improves. What will
it take to close the gap?
TV networks are trying to win back cord-cutters.
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Next year Hulu and Google will introduce their own bundled channel services. Will it spark an online TV revolution or simply lead to more of the same?
Obama annually welcomed students to the White House with their Science Fair projects.
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The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, often called the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ who chaired the ancestor of today’s Department of Energy, had his security clearance revoked during the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s.
A historian of science and technology says Trump team's request for names of Department of Energy employees working on climate change recalls worst excesses of ideology-driven science in government.
Google last week announced that it is on target to power its operations 100 percent by renewable energy, an example of businesses trying to change the energy system.
With a Trump administration hostile to action on climate change, businesses need to go beyond just complying with environmental regulations and take on the whole system.
TPP’s death may make patrolling the South China Sea more dangerous.
The main arguments in favor of the TPP were economic. But there's another reason the Trump administration should rethink its promise to nix it: Its demise will weaken US national security.
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos prepares to sign a modified peace accord with FARC.
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An academic who has worked with the Colombian government says the path to peace was opened by improving quality of life for vulnerable populations.
Male couple holding hands.
As many as two-thirds of new infections of HIV are transmitted from main partners. Here's why teaching couples to manage HIV in their relationships can make a difference.
Immigrant families attend an education forum in Los Angeles.
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A public health researcher and advocate explains how immigration raids can impact mental and physical health, and trigger a breakdown of trust and safety in communities across the US.
A basic design of a light-based chip.
As electronic transistors get tinier, they approach a point at which they won't be able to get smaller. How can we keep shrinking our devices, and making them more powerful at the same time? Light.
A time to join with close ones and, perhaps, open a dialogue?
Many are dreading meeting relatives for Thanksgiving after Donald Trump's surprise victory. A student of the cultural divide around climate change offers tips for opening dialogues on politics.
Not exactly a sustainability agenda.
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Trump has promised to abolish Obama's Clean Power Plan and back out of the Paris climate accord. But business could become a key firewall that won't let Obama's sustainability legacy die.
What if people don’t tell pollsters the truth?
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The polls convinced many that Clinton was headed to the White House. But the polls were misleading – and one behavioral scientist thinks emotion led respondents to mislead pollsters on purpose.
In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, California.
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A physician who has spent 25 years working within VA hospitals reflects on what it has meant to him to serve those who have served our country.