Science & Technology

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Violence?

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The March For Science Is A March For Democracy

The upcoming March for Science is in many ways a March for Democracy, and if you like freedom and equality, or at least what’s left of them, you should march in support of science. That’s because science is the foundation of democracy. The ideas of science were critical to America’s founders’ battles to beat back…

Trump Shouldn't Mess With The Clean Air Act, American Lung Association Warns

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People Imagine What Would Happen #IfOnlyTheEarthCouldSpeak

Americans have recognized Earth Day as an annual celebration of clean air, land and water since 1970. But this year, the nationally recognized day seems like more of a warning than a celebration ― and people are speaking up on behalf of the Earth. The hashtag #IfOnlyTheEarthCouldSpeak started trending on Twitter on Tuesday ― four days…

Large Asteroid To Pass By Earth Today

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America's First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today

Doctors prescribing painkillers willy-nilly. Outrage over foreigners importing “poison” into America. Expensive treatment facilities marketed to addicts from well-off families. These are things America has seen before, when the country went through its first opioid crisis. “There’s definitely a parallel between our historical moment and the 1860s,” said Susan Zieger, author of Inventing the Addict,…

These Travel Posters Depict A Dystopian Future If The U.S. Ignores Climate Change

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