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With fewer than 60 individuals left, the world’s smallest porpoise, the vaquita marina (Phocoena sinus), continues to balance on the edge of extinction. Constant pressures from conservation groups have...

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Martin Shkreli. Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Mylan. These names have become big news, but just a year ago, most Americans devoted little time and attention to the question of pharmaceutical pricing. Now,...

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Cheerleader uniforms, with their bright colors and striking patterns, are intended to arouse school spirit and showcase athletic prowess. This seems a world apart from the technologically sophisticated...

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The tone of this presidential election, often called “uncivil,” has led many to call for an urgent improvement of civic education in America. Civic education can teach citizens how to deliberate,...

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I used to live in Washington state. I’m no longer registered to vote there, but if I were, I would vote “Yes” on Nov. 8 for the Washington Carbon Emission Tax and Sales Tax Reduction, also known...

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Consider the last time you, a family member, or a friend encountered an unexpected health concern. Did you twist your ankle and weren’t sure if it was broken? Did you develop discomfort in your chest...

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Media and scholarly reports have linked the binge-watching of streaming television to personal health problems. The effects of heavy use of platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have been reported...

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Fear continues to saturate our lives: fear of nuclear destruction, fear of climate change, fear of the subversive, and fear of foreigners. But a recent Rolling Stone article about our “age of fear”...

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Halloween is here, the night every year when children dress up in costumes and go “trick or treating.” On the surface, that activity appears to be a relatively benign one. What could be more innocent...

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Most military analysts believe it’s only a matter of time before Mosul falls. Mosul is Iraq’s third largest city. The Islamic State captured it in June 2014 during a campaign that left it in control...