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Emergency Doctors Are Breaking Tradition to Oppose the AHCA Compromise

We’re notoriously moderate, but in a statement this week, our governing body took a new approach.

Climate Desk
March 23 2017 12:51 PMOil Will Run Through the Dakota Access Pipeline This WeekThe courts seem to be replying to the Sioux’s continued religious concerns by questioning whether the tribe really believes in its own faith.
Science
March 17 2017 4:29 PMBad Incentives Push Universities to Protect Rogue ScientistsAs the recent Carlo Croce case shows, this can cause real harm. Here’s one way we could fix the problem.
Medical Examiner
March 15 2017 5:25 AMStop Saying Donald Trump Is Mentally IllHe is a “reality” artist, building an evil new society. We must realize this to stop him.
Science
March 13 2017 6:53 PMHow Normal Is a March Snowstorm?Winter Storm Stella is coming. Can we blame climate change?
Climate Desk
March 9 2017 11:23 AMRyan Zinke Is Having a Blast as Interior SecretaryHe’s happily spent his first week riding a horse to work and decorating his office. Oh, and obliterating important regulations.
Science
March 7 2017 12:08 PMPractice Doesn’t Make PerfectIf you want to actually get better at something, you need to first figure out what you’re doing wrong.
Medical Examiner
March 7 2017 5:55 AMHealth Care Has “Never Events.” Law Enforcement Should, Too.Doctors have practices in place that keep them from operating on the wrong body part. Cops should adapt them to try to cut down on police shootings.
Future Tense
March 3 2017 12:27 PMWhat Kind of Baby Do You Want?Prenatal testing has offered up a lot more information—but that information comes with serious ethical questions.
Science
March 1 2017 10:30 AMLessons to Learn From the “Fugitive Scientists”Science and activism have an intertwined history—in the antebellum period and today.
Brow Beat
Feb. 28 2017 9:54 AMThe Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. Knows Exactly How Moonlight Won Best Picture: “Peak Blackness”
Cover Story
Feb. 26 2017 12:15 PMWorse Than TuskegeeSeventy years ago, American researchers infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea, then left without treating them. Their families are still waiting for help.
Science
Feb. 22 2017 10:59 AMWhy Do We Slaughter Livestock in New York City?The escaped Queens bull begs the question.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 17 2017 9:04 AMConfessions of a Washington Swamp CreatureTrump doesn’t understand the revolving door in Washington. Neither did I, until I went through it.
Science
Feb. 14 2017 3:35 PMHips Do LieWhy did the New York Times fall for a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 13 2017 5:57 AMWe Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking BansWill we look at the new evidence for long enough to at least consider whether we’ve gone too far?
Science
March 20 2017 1:09 PMIn Praise of IntoleranceToday’s political climate doesn’t require more tolerance. It requires less.
Medical Examiner
March 17 2017 5:56 AMMatch GameDoes the annual practice of matching doctors with residency programs encourage a problematic level of passivity? 
Science
March 14 2017 8:00 AMFinding Pi Outside of the CircumferenceThe number, which we celebrate on Tuesday, shows up more places than you might think.
Climate Desk
March 9 2017 3:52 PMPruitt Perpetrates GOP Lie About Climate ChangeIn an interview this morning, he made comments that do not reflect reality.
Medical Examiner
March 7 2017 3:11 PMGaps in Health Coverage Can Be DeadlyThe GOP’s plan is likely to cause interrupted care for many Americans. I’ve seen what happens to those patients.
Climate Desk
March 7 2017 7:15 AMTrump’s EPA Plans Are “Just Racist.”He’s not only cutting essential services, but the environmental justice program is on the table.
Science
March 3 2017 6:45 PMHow Disaster Science Explains the Oscars Mix-UpMajor errors don’t cause disasters. Banal mistakes and human nature do.
Science
March 2 2017 8:15 AMAnother Replication Crisis? Yawn.Aristotle believed it. Scientists proved it. A new study hints that decades’ worth of research on contagious yawning might be bogus.
Science
Feb. 28 2017 11:34 AMDid Trump Win Because His Name Was First on the Ballot?It might technically be possible, but it’s not probable.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 27 2017 5:46 PMWhat Is Your Name? Where Are We? Who Is President? Oh God.This used to be a routine test.
Science
Feb. 22 2017 5:42 PMNASA’s New Exoplanets Aren’t Where the Aliens Live.Probably.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 21 2017 5:45 AMStressed Out New Parents: Please RelaxA lot of parenting advice—even from your doctor—is based on opinion, not evidence. Here’s how to tell which is which.
Climate Desk
Feb. 15 2017 2:41 PMThe Republican Plan to Kill FEMA Might Have an UpsideIf states are held responsible for disaster costs, they might be more inclined to start taking climate change seriously.
Science
Feb. 13 2017 9:13 AMI Can’t Stop Looking at Naked BirdsYou should try it.
Science
Feb. 8 2017 3:47 PMThe Backpedaler-in-ChiefThe Trump administration has retracted its most alarming anti-science moves. Is that heartening or a sign of more disturbing policies to come?

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