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Historians take note: What America looked like before Obamacare

<i>CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly named the organization that produced the report. It is the Commonwealth Fund.</i><p>It has yet to be fully implemented, but the president’s health-care law is already being hailed as a failure, with unforeseen consequences, or a huge success, …

Pig business: Can mega-farming become more humane?

It’s one of the most difficult questions of our age: is it possible to improve conditions for animals on industrial farms while still meeting humanity’s insatiable demand for low-cost meat? Sujata Gupta profiles the researchers and farmers trying new ideas on a very unusual pig farm.<p>Passing fields …

Agriculture

Social media: How life online makes us smarter

How is living online changing us? Author Clive Thompson argues that we shouldn’t fear the likes of Facebook and Twitter because it’s helping us to achieve things we couldn’t have done before.<p>What are you thinking right now? In the past, thought tended to be more of a private affair. Perhaps that’s …

SXSW Interactive

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally

Executive Summary<p>The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the …

Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy

Climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions …

Racism on the rise in Britain

Exclusive: British Social Attitudes survey finds proportion of people in the UK who say they are racially prejudiced has risen since 2001<p>• Can we really measure racial prejudice?<p>The proportion of Britons who admit to being racially prejudiced has risen since the start of the millennium, raising …

So Long, Charging Cables: Wireless Power Is Coming

Late one night in 2002, Marin Soljačić was awakened by a beeping on his cell phone. A fellow at MIT’s Physics Department at the time, Soljačić’s …

Wireless Charging

New online history portal launched

An Interactive Air-Pollution Map

One quarter of the global population is breathing unsafe air. Where is it worst?<p>In March, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollution was responsible for 7 million premature deaths in 2012. That’s one out of every eight total deaths in the world.<p>Air quality has gotten worse over the …