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June 23 2017 12:54 PMGrizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate DenialismWe can’t trust this administration to make science-based decisions.
Medical Examiner
June 22 2017 5:35 PMArizona Already Tried What the GOP Wants to Do to Medicaid. It Was a Disaster.Several years ago, Arizona froze Medicaid enrollment, as AHCA now proposes. The results were disturbing.
Science
June 21 2017 3:26 PMMalicious Tree Planting Is a Slow, Expensive Way to Exact RevengeA viral Reddit story of a wronged arborist exacting revenge via redwood planting is a hoax—and it wouldn’t work anyway.
Science
June 19 2017 12:38 PMPolice Data Suggests Black and Hispanic Drivers Are Searched More Often Than WhitesWe filed public records requests to gain access to police records. We found evidence of racially biased policing.
Science
June 19 2017 5:50 AMAre Toxic Blobs of Palm Oil Poisoning Our Pets?The waste product is washing ashore in England, where dogs eat it and occasionally die. What’s a pet owner to do?
Science
June 16 2017 11:50 AMEven Moving to Mars Has Become Political (and Depressing)Capitalism, politics, and partisanship have landed in the middle of our escapists fantasies about the Red Planet.
Medical Examiner
June 15 2017 11:43 AMDon’t Lower the Number of People on Medicaid. Make the System More Efficient.Both red and blue states have successfully lowered costs by focusing on improving health outcomes and maximizing efficiency.
Medical Examiner
June 12 2017 9:15 AMHow to Assess Internet Cures Without Falling for Dangerous PseudoscienceA community on Facebook practically cured my horrendous illness. Here’s how you can navigate the scary waters to potentially find real solutions, too.
Medical Examiner
June 9 2017 3:08 PMThere’s an Easy Test We Could Use to Assess Older Politicians’ Cognitive HealthIt’s called the Mini-Mental State Exam, and its real power is the data it provides over time.
Science
June 9 2017 12:31 PMTrump’s Pick for DOJ Top Environmental Attorney Has a Vast Anti-Climate RecordHe has a history of challenging the government for addressing global warming. Now, he’s its top defender.
Science
June 2 2017 5:33 PMIndulge Your Climate Rage in FantasyI write fiction about denialism. These days, it’s too real.
Science
June 2 2017 9:06 AMFake MoosDairy farmers want the government to declare their product the one true milk. Purveyors of soy, almonds, coconuts, and rice are fighting back.
Science
June 1 2017 4:37 PMDakota Access Pipeline Will Start Operating Without a Proper Oil Spill Response PlanThe pipeline is allowed to start pumping oil Thursday.
Science
May 31 2017 12:54 PMTrump’s Climate Decision Is a Reminder of Whom He Listens ToThe people with the most government and diplomatic experience remain sidelined.
Science
May 30 2017 9:33 AMThe Endangered Species Act Won’t Save Animals. It’s Not Designed To.But right now, it’s still one of the strongest tools we have—so conservationists are innovating to make it work.
Science
June 23 2017 11:11 AMFood Evolution Is Scientifically Accurate. Too Bad It Won’t Convince Anyone.  The new documentary misses that the debate over GMOs isn’t about facts. It’s about values.
Medical Examiner
June 21 2017 4:50 PMHow Hot Is Too Hot to Run Outside?With enough preparation and training, it’s possible to run long distances in the heat.
Science
June 20 2017 7:15 AMReminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast FoodThe main thing that influences consumption isn’t income, it’s how many hours they work.
Science
June 19 2017 9:30 AMTrump Hates Regulations. What About When They Save Jobs?A rule limiting illegal seafood imports would protect American workers, but corporations are trying to overturn it. Who will Trump side with?
Science
June 16 2017 6:13 PMClimate Change Would Be the Perfect Target of Jeff Bezos’ Philanthropic PlansUnfortunately, the CEO notorious for thinking long term is focusing his giving on “right now” problems. 
Science
June 15 2017 6:02 PMThe Trump Response to the Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Isn’t Denial. It’s Evasion.Since the inauguration, the DOJ’s responses have taken on a Trumpian tinge. 
Science
June 14 2017 1:46 PMA Second Chance for Anna StubblefieldShe fell in love with a man with disabilities, then went to prison for raping him. Now her conviction has been overturned.
Science
June 11 2017 7:30 PMBad Footnotes Can Be DeadlyA one-paragraph blurb helped cause the opioid crisis. That’s just the start of science’s citation woes.
Low Concept
June 9 2017 3:02 PMThe CovfefeA love song to the Paris Agreement.
Medical Examiner
June 6 2017 5:10 PMJournalists, Stop Using Words Like Addict and Drug Abuser Not only does the Associated Press say so, but it will also help you do better work.
Climate Desk
June 2 2017 1:35 PMAn Annotated Version of Trump’s Climate SpeechHe got pretty much everything wrong.
Science
June 2 2017 7:08 AMHow People Fought the USSR’s Descent Into PseudoscienceAnd how it started in the first place.
Science
May 31 2017 4:57 PMThe World Is Better Off if We Leave the Paris AgreementWill America finally realize that we are no longer the world leader we think we are?
Medical Examiner
May 31 2017 7:15 AMSchool-Based Health Centers Provide Health Care for Rural Americans—but for How Long?The programs expanded under the ACA. The AHCA makes their future less certain.
Science
May 30 2017 5:50 AMAre Angry Mobs on Facebook Taking Over Academia?What it means to call the critics of Rebecca Tuvel’s paper on transracialism “bullies.”

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