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Essential health benefits suddenly at center of health care debate, but what are they?
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Republicans have tirelessly campaigned to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a conservative, market-based approach to health care. Almost seven years after...

What the Heaven's Gate suicides say about American culture
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Heaven’s Gate – also known as the “UFO cult” – burst into American consciousness 20 years...

America can't be first without Europe
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On March 25, European Union leaders celebrate the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty, a central pillar of the structure set up in the aftermath of World War II to solidify...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?
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In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social...

Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education
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The American poet William Stafford was often asked by friends, readers, students and colleagues: When did you become a poet? The response he regularly offered was: “The question...

Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing
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A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the...

Reducing and reusing wastewater: Six essential reads for World Water Day
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Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. Every year on March 22, the United Nations observes World Water Day to highlight the global water crisis. This...

Does 'green energy' have hidden health and environmental costs?
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There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really...

Essential health benefits suddenly at center of health care debate, but what are they?
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Republicans have tirelessly campaigned to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a conservative, market-based approach to health care. Almost seven years after...

Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease
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Tuberculosis should be a specter of the past, something only our great-grandparents feared and died...

New powerful telescopes allow direct imaging of nascent galaxies 12 billion light years away
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How does a galaxy like our own Milky Way form? Until now there’s been a lot of inferring involved in answering that question. The basic story is that gas collects toward the...

Using the placenta to understand how complex organs evolve
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Considering how different they look from the outside, it might be surprising that all vertebrates –...