United Mine Workers members rally in September on Capitol Hill for benefits for retired miners that are at risk.
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Coal miners are often romanticized in our society and held up as examples of hard-working Americans who deserve our respect. In reality, many retired miners could get the shaft this Friday.
Technology can help workers in many ways.
Romero, Stahre, Wuest, et al.
People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
When lawyers submit forensic evidence in court, is there legit science to back it up?
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Forensics has a way to go before it's a mature, academic science. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just terminated an independent commission charged with helping it get there.
Get immersed enough in a good show, and you’ll enter a ‘flow state.’
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Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
Online backers are looking to Trump’s success as a preview of Le Pen’s candidacy.
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Some of the same people who played significant roles in a key pro-Trump subreddit are sharing their experience with their French counterparts backing Marine Le Pen.
Lisa Schwetschenau, who has multiple sclerosis, shown in a photo in Omaha, Nebraska on March 16. She worries that she could lose some of her essential health benefits under the new proposed health care law.
Essential health benefits under Obamacare are suddenly the center of controversy in the proposed replacement bill. If certain health benefits are so essential, why are they so loathed? Here's a look.
Différentes sortes de cannabis à usage médical dans un dispensaire de Denver, aux États-Unis, en 2011.
Aux États-Unis, de plus en plus d’états autorisent l’usage médical du cannabis. Pourtant, la recherche sur les effets de cette plante est encore balbutiante.
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Automated systems that watch online chats and flag racist, sexist and bullying behavior could help curtail internet abuse.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, second from left, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, center, and other key Republicans discuss the repeal of Obamacare.
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An analysis of more than 30 years of congressional voting reveals that a few key members of Congress determine whether a president will achieve their agenda. Who are they, and can Trump win them over?
When will computers and humans interact fully?
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A long historical progression has brought technology to the masses – and will expand our capabilities as far as we can imagine.
A variety of medical marijuana strains are seen at a dispensary in Denver in 2011.
With restrictions to cannabis loosening at the state level, research is badly needed to get the facts in order.
Need you announce you’ve been hacked? The clock is ticking.
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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
You’re not the only one in the dark.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
A rally outside Baltimore City Hall, July 27, 2016.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It's time to change the rules.
A blueprint for ISIS – and for a video game? Camp Bucca, Iraq.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?
Training for the Olympics is time-consuming – and expensive.
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A former Olympic gold medalist reflects on his own financial struggles as he trained and competed for the 1984 Summer Games. Thirty years later, not much has changed for many Olympians.
Acid drainage from surface coal mining site, North Lima, Ohio.
As coal energy loses market share, major U.S. coal companies are filing for bankruptcy. One multi-billion-dollar question: will taxpayers be forced to pay for cleaning up abandoned mines?
Genghis Khan’s army swept across Asia, fuelled by luscious green grass.
After unifying the Mongols, Genghis Khan led his army from Northern Mongolia in 1211 to the Caspian Sea in 1224, forging the largest contiguous land empire in history. For centuries, common wisdom held…