Chlorpyrifos is widely used on crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, corn and soybeans.
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What kind of evidence does it require to get a widely used chemical banned? A professor of medicine and former state regulator explains how the case for chlorpyrifos as a threat to public health developed.
A drone flies above search and rescue personnel at the site of the Champlain Towers South Condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida.
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At building collapse sites, aerial drones and ground robots can extend the eyes and ears of search and rescue personnel to places people can’t go – above and inside the rubble pile.
President Biden said he wants to raise capital gains taxes to help pay for his ambitious proposals.
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President Biden wants to raise the capital gains tax that wealthy people pay and use the extra revenue to fund new social spending on children and education.
Studies show that family acceptance or rejection has a big impact on a trans child’s mental health and happiness.
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A psychologist and expert on gender diversity explains strategies for creating a healthy environment for trans or nonbinary kids.
Vials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The use of this particular vaccine has been halted temporarily.
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The one-dose vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson is temporarily halted because of potentially serious blood clots seen in six women. An immunologist explains what this means for you.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats meet with reporters before the House voted to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package on Feb. 26, 2021.
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In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
Joe Biden: inching closer to the White House.
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The US election has come down to the wire in key battleground states. The tightness of the race could have long-term consequences for both parties.
The US is one of a few countries that still uses private prisons.
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Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
Determined to stop a no deal Brexit.
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MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit have won a small victory in parliament – but what does it mean?
A guide from an EU law expert for British citizens who will be elsewhere in the EU on a no-deal Brexit day.
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What do Theresa May’s last minute Brexit guarantees mean for the Irish border?
EU citizens in the UK: caught up in Brexit uncertainty.
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The government has abandoned its plan to charge £65 for EU citizens applying for ‘settled status’ after Brexit – but what does it secure.
Shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers, speaking on Q&A.
Was shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers correct when he said that under the current Coalition government, net debt had doubled? We asked the experts.
Liberal MP Sarah Henderson, speaking on Q&A.
In addition to the jobs claim, Liberal MP Sarah Henderson said 65,000 new businesses had started in the last year, compared to the closure of 61,000 businesses in Labor’s last year. Is that right?
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson, speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said almost 60% of small business owners in Australia are paid $50,000 or less. Is that right?
Journalist Mehdi Hasan responds to a question from a Q&A audience member.
Do Muslim couples in Australia have ‘on average 4.5 children’ while other couples have ‘1.5 children’? Could Australia have a ‘Muslim majority’ in ‘a couple’ of generations? Let’s check the evidence.
What exactly does research say on heatwaves and hot days?
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Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie told Q&A that heatwaves were ‘worsening’ in Australia and ‘hot days’ had doubled in the last 50 years. Let’s take a look at the evidence.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter, speaking on Q&A.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter told Q&A that ‘rates of drug use amongst unemployed are 2.5 times higher than amongst employed people’. Is that correct?
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson, speaking on Q&A.
Cape York Partnership founder Noel Pearson told Q&A that Indigenous Australians were ‘the most incarcerated people on the planet Earth’. Is that right?
The AiGroup’s Innes Willox, speaking on Q&A.
The AiGroup’s Innes Willox told Q&A that Australia has one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world. Is that true?