This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
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At issue is the right to carry handguns in public, not just keep them at home.
Workers congregate in a meeting room at the headquarters of BlueCity, the parent company of Blued, China’s most popular dating app for gay men.
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Pronouncements made by the Chinese government often cloak a hidden agenda.
Outages left downtown New Orleans in the dark after Hurricane Ida made landfall on Aug. 29, 2021.
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Hurricane Ida left the entire city of New Orleans in the dark and renewed discussion of burying power lines. But there’s no way to completely protect the grid, above ground or below.
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.
Megachurches can be megarich.
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Megachurches and the men who lead them can be superrich. So why don’t the IRS and local authorities see a cent in taxes? A scholar explains.
For decades, sperm counts and sperm health have been declining.
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People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. A growing body of research shows that this exposure is causing a decline in male fertility.
Misinformation on social media is hindering efforts to vaccinate people against the coronavirus.
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Combating vaccine misinformation on social media requires blocking sources of misinformation – and giving researchers access to data about how misinformation spreads.
HIPAA allows you to control disclosure of certain types of personal health information.
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While the HIPAA Privacy Rule prevents health care providers from sharing your health information without your permission, it doesn’t prevent other people from asking you about it.
Containers of the herbicide glyphosate at a farm supply store in northeast Thailand in 2019.
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Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it's still widely used around the globe.
The collapse of Champlain Towers is one of the worst building failures in recent memory.
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Investigators are searching for what caused the tall apartment building near Miami to suddenly fail. What they find could lead to changes in building codes.
Megaconstellations threaten to affect the quality of stargazing.
As thousands of new satellites enter Low Earth Orbit, it’s important to consider their potential impact, including possible environmental damage in addition to hindering the work of astronomers.
Facebook’s data centre in Clonee, Ireland.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
Global governance of artificial intelligence is necessary to regulate AI industries.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
HFCs keep refrigerators cool, but their leaks are warming the planet.
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HFCs keep refrigerators cool, but when these short-lived climate pollutants leak, they warm the planet.
The FTC put companies that sell AI systems on notice: Cross the line with biased products and the law is coming for you.
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The Federal Trade Commission is rattling its saber at the technology industry over growing public concern about biased AI algorithms. Can the agency back up its threats?
The strong new laws will ban AI applications believed to violate EU citizens' fundamental rights.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
Montréal father Dominic Desilets walks his daughter Benedicte to daycare on a rainy morning on Oct. 26, 2020.
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Child care in Canada needs a major overhaul to improve working conditions for educators by increasing pay and investing in training and professional development opportunities.
Building a U.S. offshore wind industry will require more than just fast-tracking permits.
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To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.