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A new study in animals suggests that significantly slashing calorie intake could come with some positive benefits, but more studies in people are needed.
Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on earth.
If America had shown less contempt and more compassion for crack addicts, we’d be way ahead of the game now in dealing with this scourge of opioid addiction
There are no aliens at America’s most famous top-secret military base, but what is there is just as interesting.
In 2006, the World Health Organization issued a report on the “elimination of leprosy as a public health problem.” A new report estimates there are still 200,000 new cases a year.
It felt as if one’s entire world was one, long Sunday afternoon.
Nothing to do. Nowhere to go.
After 15 years of no debate on the floor of the Congress since the last war authorization and 16 years of war—the longest in the nation’s history—the U.S. Senate spent 45 minutes on Wednesday at least debating the need for Congress to debate the terms of a new war authorization.
Heart disease is by far the No. 1 killer around the world, and much of it is caused by poor eating and other bad habits, researchers reported Thursday.
The latest look at what is killing people around the world has a lot of good news, however. Infectious diseases such as the AIDS virus and malaria are killing fewer people and childhood death rates have hit a new low, the international team, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, reported.
“Our findings indicate people are living longer and, over the past decade, we identified substantial progress in driving down death rates from some of the world’s most pernicious diseases and conditions, such as under age-5 mortality and malaria,” IHME director Dr. Christopher Murray said in a statement.
‘We as a society have been way too flippant about this’: Max Tegmark in his lab at MIT. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images
The most important lesson of the hurricane is how close to the margins many Americans are now living.
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California’s Dana Rohrabacher asks for pardon of Julian Assange in return for evidence Russia wasn’t source of hacked emails
By Byron Tau, Peter Nicholas and Siobhan Hughes
WASHINGTON—A U.S. congressman contacted the White House this week trying to broker a deal that would end WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s U.S. legal troubles in exchange for what he described as evidence that Russia wasn’t the source of hacked emails published by the antisecrecy website during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
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Throughout US history, the working class has fought for better wages and working conditions. These struggles often became violent, and it is important to remember the men and women who died to bring us the weekend, the eight-hour workday, the end of child labor, job safety, and so on. Today, we have very sanitized images of striking workers—folks walking in circles with picket signs while chanting catchy slogans about unfair labor practices. Perhaps after a few days of interrupted business, workers and their bosses will sit down and work out some compromises. For most of American history, going on strike
The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Princeton University Press, 272 pages
Today’s ascendant class, which emerged in the late 1970s and burgeoned in the 1990s, has been called the “educated elite,” the “cosmopolitan class,” the “new establishment,” the “creative class,” the “meritocratic elite,” the “exam-passing class,” the “metropolitan class,” the “new face of wealth,” the “labor market elite,” the “new upper class,” the “bourgeois bohemians,” the “anywheres.”