Todays BIG Story

Cash is falling out of fashion – will it disappear forever?
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On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs...

Women in horror: Victims no more
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At the end of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, actress Jessica Chastain – who was serving as a...

Cash is falling out of fashion – will it disappear forever?
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On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs...

The Trump team's poor arguments for slashing SNAP
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The Trump administration aims to slash spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),...

Textbooks in the digital world
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For decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific tomes were a fundamental part of the educational infrastructure,...

30 years after Edwards v. Aguillard: Why creationism lingers in public schools
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This month marks the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Edwards v. Aguillard,...

Energy wonks have a meltdown over the US going 100 percent renewable. Why?
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Science is messy, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. On June 19, a group of respected energy researchers released a paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Even ugly animals can win hearts and dollars to save them from extinction
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The Earth is home to millions of species, but you wouldn’t know it from the media’s obsession with...

What happens when the federal government eliminates health coverage? Lessons from the past
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After much secrecy and no public deliberation, Senate Republicans finalized release their “draft” repeal and replace bill for the Affordable Care Act on June 22. Unquestionably,...

How to make sense of the Senate health care bill: 4 essential reads
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Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to the health care bill presented...

Forget the insight of a lone genius – innovation is an evolving process of trial and error
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Scientific discovery is popularly believed to result from the sheer genius of intellectual stars such as Darwin and Einstein. Their work is often thought to reflect their unique...

Reverse engineering mysterious 500-million-year-old fossils that confound our tree of life
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Paleontologists like us are used to working with fossils that would seem bizarre to many biologists...