Todays BIG Story

One way Trump went big league in his first 100 days
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Since FDR, a president’s first 100 days offer an important – if arbitrary – measure for evaluating success. While it is unlikely any executive will again match the productivity...

Should the giving styles of the rich and famous alarm us all?
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In 1890, pioneer photojournalist Jacob Riis published a book, “How the Other Half Lives,” portraying...

Should the giving styles of the rich and famous alarm us all?
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In 1890, pioneer photojournalist Jacob Riis published a book, “How the Other Half Lives,” portraying the squalid lifestyles of the immigrant groups flooding into the slums...

Cutting EPA budget puts babies at risk – and makes little economic sense
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President Donald Trump recently ordered an air strike on Syria, fueled in part by moral outrage at images...

Federal role in education has a long history
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President Donald Trump has directed the United States Department of Education to evaluate whether the federal government has “overstepped its legal authority” in the field...

US business schools failing on climate change
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Coca-Cola and Nestlé have recently closed facilities, and Starbucks is bracing for a global shortage...

Is the paper industry getting greener? Five questions answered
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Editor’s note: Arbor Day, which falls on April 28 this year, was established in the United States in 1872 as a day to plant and care for trees. To mark the event, Gary M. Scott,...

To have impact, the People's Climate March needs to reach beyond activists
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Following closely on last week’s March for Science, activists are preparing for the People’s Climate...

Mine wars: The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension benefits comes to a head
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During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly expressed his support for coal miners and their communities. Voters in the country’s old mining regions...

Why cuts in funding for UN, climate change research imperil fight against malaria
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Diseases don’t stop at borders. On World Malaria Day, this is especially important to understand and...

Physics of poo: Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time
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The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture....

'Anumeric' people: What happens when a language has no words for numbers?
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Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia,...