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Two dozen Michigan hospitals penalized due to high number of infections

Two dozen hospitals in the state, including three in northern Michigan, are on the lowest health rankings due to a high number of patient …

Grand Rapids

Australia's gun-control solution

Reutres<p>A man and woman dressed in tactical gear — what police called "prepared" — shot and killed 14 people on Wednesday at a Southern California center for the mentally disabled.<p>This massacre comes just five days after three people died at a shooting that targeted a Planned Parenthood. And it …

Guns

Unprecedented Momentum to End the Drug War: Top Stories of 2015

Over the last few years there has been undeniable momentum to end our country's disastrous war on drugs. Both voters and elected officials are looking for alternatives to the unwinnable drug war. 2015 continued the trend. Here are some of the top stories of the year that give us hope.<p>President …

Cannabis

Who Gets to Be Represented in Congress?

A case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court would limit representation to eligible voters—favoring wealthier, whiter, and more conservative citizens.<p>Ideally, litigants come to appellate courts with a problem the courts can solve. Sometimes, though, they bring solutions in search of a problem …

Voting

Neutrons/ Protons Humor Magazine

Neutrons/ Protons is a humor journal in print and on the Internet. We have been alive and kicking (kicking? Sure, why not) for two years and then …

What the dust in your house reveals about you

Even if you live by yourself, you do not live alone.<p>In a new analysis of dust samples collected from 1,200 homes across the United States, researchers report that most of us cohabitate with a few thousand species of bacteria and about 2,000 species of fungi.<p>But don't reach for the scrub brush and …

Apple Takes Washington

Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook’s quietly taking it on.<p>As Apple chief Tim Cook quietly slipped out of a public meeting at the White House for a private lunch with Eric Holder in December 2013, the attorney general braced himself for a rough encounter. His Justice Department had sued …

Human Rights

Photographer Creates Spectacular Mini Thunderstorms with Tesla Sparks

Photographer Marc Simon Frei has embarked on an electrifying new series featuring spectacular sparks indoors. He's like a modern day Zeus, the way he generates bolts lightning, charging through each frame. The experimental photographer captures his energetic effect by arcing objects to a Tesla coil …

Thunderstorms

Are Photographic Memories a Hollywood Myth?

The most compelling thing about the renewed interest in rebooted crime dramas like <i>Sherlock</i> or <i>Hannibal</i> isn't their fresh coat of grimdark, it's how …