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10 ways the tech industry and the media helped create President Trump
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Michael Vadon/flickr, CC BY-SA Three weeks after Donald Trump won a historic victory to become the 45th president of the United States, the media postmortems continue. In...

Californians backing cigarette tax boost, even though Big Tobacco spending millions
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Tobacco companies are spending millions to stop a cigarette tax increase in California that public health...

How Trump's deportation plan threatens America's food and wine supply
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Mass deportations of up to three million undocumented immigrants are expected to begin in January, when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office and begins to turn...

Trump’s Carrier coup reveals credibility gap between Twitter rhetoric and economic reality
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In a political coup, President-elect Donald Trump says that his transition team has struck a deal with...

How Castro shaped Cuban identity and what his death means to those exiled
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On Nov. 25, when I heard the news of Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death, I did not feel any sense of sadness, relief or joy. Instead, as a daughter of Cuban exiles, I experienced...

What cyber charter schools are and why their growth should worry us
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What President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican sweep of government will mean for K-12 education...

Can we rely on DIY air pollution sensors?
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Until recently, measuring air pollution was a task that could be performed only by trained scientists using very sophisticated – and very expensive – equipment. That has changed...

Eyes in the sky: Cutting NASA earth observations would be a costly mistake
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Donald Trump’s election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not...

Californians backing cigarette tax boost, even though Big Tobacco spending millions
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Tobacco companies are spending millions to stop a cigarette tax increase in California that public health officials say would save thousands of lives a year. California Department...

After decades of research, why is AIDS still rampant?
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Today is World AIDS Day. More than three decades after the virus was first discovered, 5,753 people...

10 ways the tech industry and the media helped create President Trump
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Michael Vadon/flickr, CC BY-SA Three weeks after Donald Trump won a historic victory to become the 45th president of the United States, the media postmortems continue. In...

Neuroscience hasn't been weaponized – it's been a tool of war from the start
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What could once only be imagined in science fiction is now increasingly coming to fruition: Drones can...