President Donald Trump signs an executive order implementing a federal government hiring freeze.
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The president manages more than 200 organizations that make up the federal government. A survey of 3,500 federal managers shows they struggle with recruiting and retaining skilled workers.
Applicants for insurance wait in Richmond, California in 2014.
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Being uninsured presents major problems, but there are issues that go beyond health care. Communities with large numbers of uninsured have a breakdown in trust. Here's why.
Protestors march on the Capitol Building, Jan. 18, 2017.
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A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
What if it wasn’t back to the drawing board every year for a new flu shot?
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But a new way to create vaccines, called 'rational design,' might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
In many cities, the only direction to go is up.
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George Washington had Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson had Monticello. Now Trump has his eponymous tower. Can it stimulate a more creative, sustainable approach to building skyscrapers?
People who read false news items come to believe them – even if they know better. It doesn't help to know the source is unreliable or the report has been debunked.
A woman enters the media workspace at the University of Las Vegas, site of the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate.
Do you feel as if the moderators keep asking the same questions of the presidential candidates? Our panel has some fresh ideas.
L’étude mondiale MINDACT montre que la chimiothérapie est inutile dans certaines tumeurs du sein. Un test génomique aide à savoir quelles femmes sont dans ce cas.
Woman receiving chemotherapy.
New tools help doctors and breast cancer patients decide whether chemotherapy is needed. A recent study suggested that many can forgo chemo. But the decision is complicated. Here's why.
Encounters at an open day at a Paris mosque.
How literary analysis led one scholar to develop a theory of how immigrants become connected to their host society -- and therefore unlikely to attack it.
Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association.
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The candidate endorsed by the NRA this year wasn't always so pro-gun. A sociologist and physician explains how Trump's position on guns could play out if he were to win in November.
One in five students report being bullied in school.
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The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple -- young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives.
While flossing may not be fun, it is still good for you.
Millions smiled last week when it was reported that there's no evidence to support the flossing of teeth. A dentist sees it differently and suggests we continue the practice.
Society helps create our unconscious biases.
Research shows that even people who consciously reject sexism often subconsciously equate leadership with men.
Students walk in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus in Los Angeles, September 18, 2009.
College students often believe that double standards exist in society, but not in their own minds.
Inmate at San Quentin.
New research from Vanderbilt University looks at the effects of mass incarceration on a little studied population: formerly imprisoned African-American men.
Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than heroin.
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Deaths from the powerful drug fentanyl, found in Prince's body after his death, are rising. Yes, it is dangerous, but it has allowed for the expansion of many types of surgery.
Is the end nigh?
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New rules may end up eliminating payday loans, one of the few credit options available to low-income Americans. Despite their high cost and potential for abuse, they can be beneficial.
Why do campuses have “free speech zones”?
Are speech codes and free-speech zones silencing speech on college and university campuses?