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Flavored e-cigarettes sweetly lure kids into vaping and also mislead them to dismiss danger, studies suggest

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15, 2019 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, making New York the second...

There's a way for modern medicine to cure diseases even when the treatments aren't profitable

Strides in medicine have contributed to a dramatic increase in life expectancy over the last century....

How corporate bankruptcy works

More than 20,000 companies file for bankruptcy every year. Although companies follow many different paths to bankruptcy, each one encounters a process that is carefully designed...

The Senate filibuster explained – and why it should be allowed to die

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to argue an arcane Senate rule governing debate stands...

At these colleges, students begin serious research their first year

Rat brains to understand Parkinson’s disease. Drones to detect plastic landmines. Social media to predict acts of terrorism. These are just a few potentially lifesaving research...

The problem with the push for more college degrees

In a 2009 speech, President Barack Obama proclaimed that by 2020, the United States will “once again...

Why carbon dioxide has such outsized influence on Earth's climate

I am often asked how carbon dioxide can have an important effect on global climate when its concentration is so small – just 0.041% of Earth’s atmosphere. And human activities...

China is positioned to lead on climate change as the US rolls back its policies

As the effects of climate change become more widespread and alarming, U.N. Secretary-General António...

Flavored e-cigarettes sweetly lure kids into vaping and also mislead them to dismiss danger, studies suggest

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15, 2019 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, making New York the second...

There's a way for modern medicine to cure diseases even when the treatments aren't profitable

Strides in medicine have contributed to a dramatic increase in life expectancy over the last century....

A newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases worldwide

Public health organizations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts, the incidence of polio has gone...

The womb isn't sterile – healthy babies are born with bacteria and fungi in their guts

For the last hundred years, scientists have believed that humans develop in a womb that remains sterile...