Todays BIG Story

In defense of cash: why we should bring back the $500 note and other big bills
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A world without cash seems wonderful at first glance since it is convenient and fast. You don’t need to withdraw dollars or euros ahead of time. You don’t have to worry about...

Micro solutions for a macro problem: How marine algae could help feed the world
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Our planet faces a growing food crisis. According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people...

In defense of cash: why we should bring back the $500 note and other big bills
file-20171019-1062-oyw6fp.jpg

A world without cash seems wonderful at first glance since it is convenient and fast. You don’t need to withdraw dollars or euros ahead of time. You don’t have to worry about...

Why bystanders rarely speak up when they witness sexual harassment
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The uproar over allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed dozens...

How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood
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Racial bias can seem like an intractable problem. Psychologists and other social scientists have had difficulty finding effective ways to counter it – even among people who...

Why having the sex talk early and often with your kids is good for them
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Parents may be uncomfortable initiating “the sex talk,” but whether they want to or not, parents...

Micro solutions for a macro problem: How marine algae could help feed the world
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Our planet faces a growing food crisis. According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people are regularly undernourished. By 2050, an additional 2 to 3 billion new guests...

Scientist at work: Measuring public health impacts after disasters
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Two months after Hurricane Harvey submerged much of metropolitan Houston, recovery is under way across...

How seeing problems in the brain makes stigma disappear
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As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to blame for their illness. Children with emotional and...

US health care system: A patchwork that no one likes
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Almost all parties agree that the health care system in the U.S., which is responsible for about 17...

'Geostorm' movie shows dangers of hacking the climate – we need to talk about real-world geoengineering now
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Hollywood’s latest disaster flick, “Geostorm,” is premised on the idea that humans have figured out how to control the Earth’s climate. A powerful satellite-based technology...

A statistical fix for the replication crisis in science
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In a trial of a new drug to cure cancer, 44 percent of 50 patients achieved remission after treatment....