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American politics is changing. On Capitol Hill and perhaps soon in the White House a new mood is taking root, an “America first” approach that scorns diplomacy and international co-operation. For the first time in a generation there is cause to wonder about the future of our special relationship …

Surveillance

A New Solar Cell Converts The Sun’s Heat Into Usable Energy

This could double the amount of power that solar panels produce<p>The sun gives us so much, providing both lighting and heating for our planet. We try to take advantage of this constant stream of power by using solar panels to convert light into electrical energy. It's a bright idea. But, could we be …

China is trying to smooth US trade ties after Trump's threats

China will seek "institutional arrangements" with the United States over bilateral trade and investment at a summit next month, China's deputy finance minister Zhu Guangyao has said.<p>The request from Beijing for smooth and predictable trade ties follows a pledge by Republican presidential hopeful …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Snorkeling

5 Health Issues Presidential Candidates Aren’t Talking About

But should be.<p>References to the Affordable Care Act — sometimes called Obamacare — have been a regular feature of the current presidential campaign …

Exercising drives down risk for 13 cancers, research shows

In addition to protecting hearts, preserving memory and lifting moods, exercise is a powerful cancer-preventive, says new research. Physical activity worked to drive down rates of a broad array of cancers even among smokers, former smokers, and the overweight and obese.<p>But to get those benefits, …

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