Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg argues his social network can support more civic engagement.
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While Facebook's Zuckerberg suggested as much recently, companies run like autocracies cannot fulfill technology's promise of reinvigorating the democratic process.
This is your brain on plugs.
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Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders on March 14, 2017.
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The famous anti-immigrant crusader fizzled at the polls, but the Netherlands still has a legacy of intolerance to turn around.
Melva Watt, right, senior Medicaid interviewer, assists a patient with her application for Medicaid through the New York State Marketplace.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the new health care proposal an 'act of mercy.' The bill could help the healthy and wealthy, but it is unlikely to be merciful to the poor.
Older man having chest pain, which could signal a heart attack.
Women are paid 20 percent less than men in the US but live about five years longer than men. You might be surprised at the reasons that men, on average, die at a younger age.
Genking, a male-born Japanese TV personality and ‘genderless’ pioneer.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic in the US, and at some point, half of the 30 million people with diabetes will need insulin. That would be one thing if insulin were easy to dose, but it's not.
Inmates wait to enter an assigned cell block at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California.
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Repealing a legal provision that excludes people in prison or jail from Medicaid could improve access to treatment, save state and local governments money and reduce recidivism.
Exam room in a rural Alabama hospital.
About one in four physicians in graduate medical education is from another country. Here's how a travel ban could harm them, and our health care system.
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.