Julio Herrera

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We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

A leap forward or a step too far? The new debate over embryo research

British scientists are limited to research on embryos under 14 days old – until recently no one was able keep an embryo alive that long. But now an ethical struggle looms<p>Later this week some of the world’s leading scientists will gather at University College London to debate a simple but highly …

Genetics

Research On Chinese Haze Helps Crack Mystery Of London's Deadly 1952 Fog

A team of atmospheric scientists researching pollution in China say they've cracked a 60-year-old mystery — with research that explains not only the haze over Beijing, but also the remarkably toxic Great Smog of London from 1952.<p>By examining conditions in China and experimenting in a lab, the …

Donald Trump expected to slash Nasa's climate change budget in favour of sending humans back to the moon - and beyond

US President-elect Donald Trump is set to slash Nasa's budget for monitoring climate change and instead set a goal of sending humans to the edge of the solar system by the end of the century, and possibly back to the moon.<p>Mr Trump, who has called climate change a "Chinese hoax", is believed to want …

Wall Street is worried Trump may bring back an economic disaster from the 1970s

The decade saw a combination of increasing inflation and lackluster economic growth that hurt everything from consumers to stocks prices.<p>Since the election of Donald Trump, economists and analysts have once again begun to bring up the idea of stagflation hitting the US economy. The combination of …

Economics

5 Things That Can Weaken Your Bones, Even If You've Absorbed Enough Calcium

Think you're getting enough calcium? Your body may be absorbing most of it, causing your bones to weaken. Here's how to fix this.

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

Newly discovered genetic code controls bacterial survival during infections

The genetic code that allows cells to store the information necessary for life is well-known. Four nucleotides, abbreviated A, C, G, and T, spell out …

Genetics

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Check Out This ‘Bubblegum Coral’ at the Ocean's Deepest Depths

A recent expedition to the explore marine life in the Marianas region of the Pacific has uncovered stunning new video of bubblegum coral, and the …

The Church of Rome understands some aspects of church history, but …

Colosseum of Rome (Photo by Joyce Thiel)<p>Ran across the following on a Roman Catholic website:<p>Catholic Church<p>Founded by Christ, propagated by His …

Brain implant helps paralysed monkeys walk in just six days

Spinal cord injuries typically cause communication between the brain and physiological areas to become disrupted, preventing the person from moving. …

Neurophilosophy

How Scientists Reacted to the U.S. Election Results

<i>Nature</i> rounds up reaction from researchers to Donald Trump's election as the next US president. Trump, a Republican, had trailed his Democratic …

Donald Trump

The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

Morning in America will come in a few hours. It will look like a morning, but it may not feel like one for lots and lots of us.<p>Certainly the Skift …

Organized Religion Got You Down? Discover The Church Of Saint John Coltrane

Organized religion got you down? Feel like giving up on it altogether? You are not by any stretch alone. Religiosity is in grave decline in Europe …

The ocean is losing its breath - and climate change is making it worse

By Karin Limburg, <i>State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry</i><p>Global climate change produces many effects - warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer water expands and raises sea level; storage of more carbon dioxide in the oceans is acidifying …

Global Warming

Decapitate and Freeze Now. Figure Out Immortality Later

In Moscow, the cryonics wonks of KrioRus will put your body on ice for $36,000, just your head for 12 grand.<p>By Josh Dean | November 2, …

Spanish Language

18 cars we can't wait to see at the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show — its official name is the North American International Auto Show, or NAIAS — is usually where the automakers roll out their best and brightest, their most exciting new vehicles and their coolest concept cars.<p>Of course, the Detroit Big Three — GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler …

Detroit Auto Show

18 Places You Must Travel In 2016

Bucket list sorted.<p>These locations and more are features in the Fodor's Travel 2016 Go List. See more here.

European Travel