In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
Larissa Pisney of Denver protests outside the Aurora, Colorado offices of Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) to show her displeasure with efforts to dismantle the ACA.
Cutting back or cutting out social safety net programs, as the Senate and House health care proposals would do, is rare. Here's a look at how such actions have fared.
Nurse Jane Kern administers medicine to patient Lexi Gerkin in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Lexi is one of thousands of severely disabled or ill children covered by Medicaid, regardless of family income.
As Republicans seek to repeal Obamacare, they have added an overhaul of Medicaid to their plans. Here's a look at the program and the surprising number of people who would be affected by cuts.
Artist’s conception of two merging black holes, spinning in a nonaligned fashion.
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These ripples in the very fabric of the universe were hypothesized by Einstein a century ago. Now scientists have detected them for the third time in a year and a half – ushering in a new era in astrophysics.
What could be better?
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It's been 80 years since this beloved landmark opened to San Francisco traffic. In the interim, technology has advanced – is there a better way to span this strait?
President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, to his left, celebrating the House passage of the AHCA on May 4.
The CBO analysis of the new health care bill not only shows that tens of millions would lose insurance. It is a major shift in this country's attitudes and policies toward helping the poor.
Pres. Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price in the Oval Office on March 24, 2017, the day the original version of the AHCA was pulled.
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Pres. Trump has been saying for months that Obamacare will 'explode' on its own. He and HHS Secretary Tom Price have a lot of power to make it do so, thus making it appear that law was a failure.
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) speaks to reporters outside the White House on May 3, 2017 after a meeting with the president on proposed legislation that could limit coverage for preexisting conditions.
How preexisting conditions came to be a condition for passage of the Republicans' health care law is a complicated tale. Insurers created the cost-saving technique, excluding millions over the years.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
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.