Conflicting fuel standard reports from the Trump and Obama administrations disagree by billions of dollars.
Their analysis finds that the costs exceed the benefits by over $170 billion – but it includes four major errors in the calculations.
Work cut out for them: Climate negotiators need to ensure the Paris Agreement can still hold.
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The Paris Agreement was a breakthrough in global climate talks, but nations now face major hurdles to meeting long-term emissions goals – and maintaining global support for the deal.
Adding bots into an online discussion can definitely affect the views of real people.
Measuring Twitter bots' effects on the opinions of real people can yield surprising results about what makes them influential.
Google employees protest outside the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters.
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The walkout by thousands of Google employees around the world was historic, both because of who was protesting and what their demands were. It may even mark the start of something new.
Fighting for a $15 an hour wage in Pittsburgh.
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Americans want more say about their benefits, training and other important issues at work.
Is this device safe for use in a hospital?
In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn't funding: It's ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, holds two EpiPens as she testified before Congress Sept. 21, 2016 about rising costs of the drug.
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The rising costs of generic drugs have led to outcries. In a search for solutions, four hospital systems are proposing to make drugs on their own. Could their idea work?
A bad interest rate can make your new car a lot more costly.
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Most of us bargain hunt when shopping for a new blouse or pair of blue jeans, yet for some reason we don't with interest rates, potentially costing us thousands of dollars.
Having a bullhorn is nice, but workers need more to elevate their voices.
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Although over 200 CEOs have promised to share windfalls from the recent tax cut with their employers – something the president is likely to bring up in the State of the Union – research suggests workers aren't holding their breath.
Exploring ways to improve the turnaround times for HIV tests on babies.
Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical to ensuring that they get onto treatment.
Future robots will work side by side with humans, just as they do today.
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Rather than fret about how many jobs future technologies will destroy, we should focus on how to shape them so that they complement the workforce of tomorrow.
Merck CEO Ken Frazier, seated next to Trump, was first to resign from his manufacturing council.
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Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted business leaders to sever ties with two White House councils.
Can an algorithmic method for analyzing published research help zero in on reality?
Researchers need to be able to draw conclusions based on previously published studies in their field. A new aggregation method synthesizes prior findings and may help reveal more of the big picture.
Trust is hard to win back once lost.
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Wells Fargo and United Airlines have both been facing an onslaught of negative publicity and will have a tough time restoring trust with their customers. Here's a good place to start.
Tools of diabetes treatment almost always include improved diet and regular exercise.
Diabetes, which afflicts 29 million people in the U.S., remains a difficult disease to treat. Read how an algorithm devised by MIT researchers could help.
Small businesses need all the help they can get.
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Research suggests paying small businesses just a couple of weeks faster can help them become more profitable, hire more workers and grow more quickly.
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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
Deep discounts attracted hordes of shoppers to Wal-Mart and elsewhere on Black Friday weekend.
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A mix of economic unease and fears of the growth of online shopping is pushing retailers to offer ever-steeper discounts, but there's a better strategy to make it through the holidays in the black.
Many of Bernie Sanders’ supporters were motivated by their frustration over a lack of jobs and support for labor.
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The collapse of New Deal-era policies gave rise to deep-seated frustrations. Addressing that anger will require mobilizing workers, business leaders and others to get wages rising again.
We need better estimates of PTSD to find the best policies to treat it.
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We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.