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GUEST COLUMN: Canadian health care — big bills, terrible system

<b>By Nadeem Esmail and Bacchus Barua</b>Canadians are getting a raw deal when it comes to health care. Compared to other countries that share the noble …

Health Care

Quitting Facebook? Download your data before you go

What does Facebook know about you? Learn how to download your Facebook data to find out.<p>First, it was Cambridge Analytica. Now, it's the ugly truth memo. What's next?<p>If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data -- all your posts and messages, photos and …

Apps

E.P.A. Prepares to Roll Back Rules Requiring Cars to Be Cleaner and More Efficient

The Trump administration is expected to launch an effort in coming days to weaken greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for automobiles, handing a victory to car manufacturers and giving them ammunition to potentially roll back industry standards worldwide.<p>The move — which undercuts …

Trump Administration

The Sliming of David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez

How a campaign to discredit the Parkland survivors went from the right-wing fringe to the conservative mainstream.<p>Last Saturday, at the Boston satellite March for Our Lives, I noticed a peculiar sight. It was a stout, middle-aged man wearing a Patriots cap and blue wrap-around Oakleys. He looked …

Gun Control

Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You

For years now, the US Department of Agriculture has been flirting with the latest and greatest DNA manipulation technologies. Since 2016, it has …

Genetics

Here's How to Download and Delete Your Facebook Data

Facebook just announced that managing your data will soon get even easier. In the meantime, here's a step-by-step guide to finding and erasing it.<p>Recent news of a massive data breach has made some Facebook users wonder: What does Facebook know about me, and how can I control it?<p>In 2013, a …

Social Media

Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change from its Office of Public Affairs ― guidelines that promote a message of uncertainty about climate science and gloss over proposed cuts to key adaptation programs.<p>An …

Climate

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Glyphosate

UPDATE 1-Dutch government plans 7 gigawatts in new offshore wind...

(Updates with details of location, electricity grid plans)<p>AMSTERDAM, March 27 (Reuters) - The Dutch government on Tuesday said it will allow five new offshore wind turbine farms capable of producing 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the 2024 to 2030 period.<p>The Netherlands is lagging other European …

Environmentalism

The private man at the center of California's very public debate over single-payer healthcare

Dale Fountain is an intensely private man. He won't say where he works. One of his oldest friends can't say for sure where he lives. His sister knows he was once married, but she isn't in the loop these days — they haven't spoken in two years.<p>"He keeps to himself," said Chris Pulliam, who went to …

Health Care

9 Ways to Create Curb Appeal with Flowering Vines and Climbers

Short of standing in front of the house with a plate of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, there is no more welcoming way to greet visitors …

Landscaping

Curb Appeal: 10 Landscaping Ideas for a Low-Water Garden

There’s no need to sacrifice curb appeal to save water. We rounded up some of our favorite low-water ideas—from check dams to dry streams to …

Landscaping

AggregateIQ Created Cambridge Analytica's Election Software, and Here’s the Proof

A little-known Canadian data firm ensnared by an international investigation into alleged wrongdoing during the Brexit campaign created an election …

Cambridge Analytica

FabLabs Are Showing That Student Makers Have Many Faces

Opening the lab door to alternative education, therapeutic emotional support, special needs and behaviorally nonconforming students shows potential …

Fab Lab

Greenland is literally cracking apart and flooding the world

Visit Greenland on the right summer day, and you could see a 12-billion-gallon lake disappear before your very eyes.<p>Glaciologists saw this happen for the first time in 2006, when a 2.2-square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) lake of melted ice drained away into nothing in less than 2 hours. Researchers …

Global Warming

These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.

Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence …

Cambridge Analytica

There’s An Online Harassment Campaign Underway Against People Advocating For Diversity In Comics

Creators and fans are pushing for more representation of women, racial diversity, and LGBT characters in comics. But they’ve been met with a hostile backlash online.<p><b>An online harassment</b> campaign and culture war called #Comicsgate is underway against people pushing to diversify the comic book …

Internet

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook's 'mistakes' over Cambridge Analytica

Following days of silence, CEO announces Facebook will change how it shares data with third-party apps and admits ‘we made mistakes’<p>The Cambridge Analytica saga is a scandal of Facebook’s own making<p>Facebook is changing the way it shares data with third-party applications, Mark Zuckerberg announced …

Internet

Facebook self-censorship: What happens to the posts you don’t publish?

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine asked on Facebook:<p>Do you think that facebook tracks the stuff that people type and then erase before hitting …

Facebook Quietly Hid Webpages Bragging of Ability to Influence Elections

When Mark Zuckerberg was asked if Facebook had influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, the founder and CEO dismissed the notion …

Scottish National Party

If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and …

Retirement

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now moving freight across Arizona

We’ve long known that Uber is working on developing a self-driving truck. What we didn’t know is that it’s already operating a commercial service …

Driverless Cars

InfoGuide: Child Marriage

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in …

Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations

It was easy to miss, but OMB demolishes the GOP’s deregulatory claims.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under …

Regulation

Lyft Says It Will Offer Free Rides to the March For Our Lives Rally on March 24

Lyft said on Friday that it will offer free rides to March For Our Lives rallies later this month.<p>In a letter addressed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas …

United States

Inside the Republican Party's New Direction on Gun Restrictions

It looked like a watershed moment. In the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, President Trump faced the nation’s governors …

Guns

Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'

Soaring Arctic temperatures ‘strongly linked’ to recent extreme weather events, say scientists at cutting edge of climate change research<p>The dramatic melting of Arctic ice is already driving extreme weather that affects hundreds of millions of people across North America, Europe and Asia, leading …

Global Warming

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented<p>An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate …

Global Warming