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The Highly Anticipated Pirates Of The Caribbean Makeup Collab Is Here

<b>Update:</b> We hope you bought your tickets ahead of time, because the new installment in the <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> saga hits theaters today, and it’s …

Makeup

It could get worse than Trumpcare: Republicans revive health care bill only to gut overwhelmingly popular reforms

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>House Republicans plan to make the American Health Care Act even less viable by attacking pre-existing conditions<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 4, 2017 7:30pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress apparently aren’t content with just one embarrassing face-plant on health …

Health Care

The Walls We’ll Need

<i>From politics to pop culture, the present feels more like a grim sci-fi version of reality than ever before. Welcome to Dystopia Now!, a collection</i> …

Biggest threat to our economy is climate change

Donald Trump focused his campaign rhetoric mostly on border walls, refugees and emails. But once elected, he revealed a passion that got far less …

12 questions we need to prioritise in 2017

In addition to known global problems such as climate change or poverty, what are the "grand challenges" we face in 2017? We asked a series of experts for their answers.<p><b>HOW CAN WE AVOID RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS?</b><p>“More needs to be done to improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent drug …

Obama photographer rips Trump on Instagram: 'Climate change is not a hoax'

Former President Obama's longtime White House photographer took a swipe at President Trump's reversal of Obama-era environmental regulations early …

A future after oil and gas? Norway's fossil-free energy startups

Petrochemicals are still king in Norway, but the country has a growing renewables sector<p>Øyvind Christian Rohn spent more than two decades in the oil and gas industry. But the 50-year-old from Skedsmo, near Oslo in Norway, has just set out on a new fossil-free career path: developing offshore solar …

Energy

World’s first solar-powered town opens in Florida

Babcock Ranch is set to become Florida’s sustainable, innovative, and the world’s first solar-powered town! to include eco-friendly features such as …

Florida

TrumpCare is Dead. These Stocks Have Sprung to Life.

By<p>March 27, 2017 12:24 p.m. ET<p>On Friday, Republican attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare met an ignoble end in the House of Representatives. And …

America Is Getting Richer and Sicker

The American economy is expanding faster than in other developed countries. Maybe American well-being isn't.<p>Per capita gross domestic product is much higher in the U.S. than in the other major developed economies, and no one really seems to be catching up: 1<p>Rich and Getting Richer<p>Per capita gross …

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago.<p>A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark …

For GOP, fallout from health care fiasco is just getting started

It’s not surprising that Republicans are eager to move on from the health care fight they picked. The entire endeavor was an embarrassing failure, …

Sometimes, the swamp drains you. But Trump isn't done. | NOLA.com

Donald Trump was elected president because he promised to storm the gates of a corrupt, dysfunctional Washington and throw a wrench into the gears of …

Donald Trump

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Is Obamacare Exploding? Nope. But There Are Some Rough Spots

For years, President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the Affordable Care Act is on the verge of collapse. As he puts it last week, the health care …

A Court Just Ruled in Favor of Teens Who Sued Part of the Fossil Fuel Industry

A Win for Students<p>A group of teenagers has one-upped the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) as the state’s Court of Appeals just …

Judiciary

Is Russia America's Enemy?

The constant stream of revelations that members of President Donald Trump’s administration and his surrogates had direct contact with Russia during …

Heartburn and indigestion drugs banned on prescription as NHS tightens its belt

The NHS is to stop paying for heartburn and indigestion drugs as part of a widespread review of prescriptions.<p>Under the new rules, which will be released for consultation on Friday, doctors will be banned from routinely prescribing items that are cheaply available in high street …

Radiation Therapy

Terrorism In Africa: Al-Shabab Under Attack In Somalia Amid Killing Claims

The al-Shabab militant group had dozens of its fighters killed in a firefight with Kenyan soldiers during a raid in Somalia this weekend, Kenya's …

Trump Can Still Wreck Health Care

Federal agencies are already taking action to destabilize the health-insurance system.<p>In his very first executive order, directing federal agencies to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay" various parts of the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump stated his intention to repeal the …

What If the Health-Care Collapse Saves Trump's Presidency?

Despite the damage done to his reputation, the defeat may liberate him to pursue the agenda his voters support—not the one the Republican establishment favors.<p>Friday was the worst day of Donald Trump’s young presidency—an unprecedented defeat on his first legislative priority, which also happened …

Trump is now in charge of making Obamacare work. What could go wrong?

Obamacare isn’t “exploding” — but Trump could change that.<p>The Affordable Care Act is still, as House Speaker Paul Ryan put it, "<b>the law of the land</b>." So now the Trump administration faces a hugely consequential decision: How much should it do to make Obamacare work?<p>The executive branch cannot …

Health Care

Teaching-only roles could mark the end of your academic career

Teaching academic (TA) roles in Australian universities have risen three fold over the past decade, making up around 5% of the academic workforce – …

Bottled Water Companies Pay Next to Nothing to Siphon Freshwater From Pristine Lake

Environmentalists in New Zealand are increasingly angered that bottled water companies are extracting and exporting the country's pristine and finite …

Water

How Congress could kill Obamacare after all

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan say that Obamacare is on the verge of collapse.<p>There's one thing they can do that will likely drive a stake through its heart -- refuse to fund the law's cost-sharing subsidies.<p>These payments to insurance companies reduce the deductibles and co-pays for …

Considering a Single-Payer Insurance System

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p><i>Today’s introduction</i> <i>comes to us from Jennifer Medina, a national correspondent based in Los Angeles</i>.<p>“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House announced …

US sees a resurgent Russian military expanding into Afghanistan, Libya

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Kremlin's ambitions in the Middle East reach far beyond Syria, according to US officials.<p>From Afghanistan to Libya, US Pentagon officials are increasingly concerned by mounting Russian military and diplomatic activity they believed is aimed at undermining the US and NATO.<p>Some …

Bernie Sanders has a health care proposal that Donald Trump should already love

In the wake of the Republican Party's epic fail on health care reform, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other progressives have an alternative …

Health Care

What the frack is in fracking fluid?

Most of the ingredients are unknown<p>Over 100 billion gallons—that’s how much fluid fracking wells inject into the U.S. each year. The high-pressure slurry cracks underlying shale, releasing oil and natural gas trapped inside. But fracking’s rise raises questions about water pollution. Although …

More families of Orlando nightclub victims sue Google

Google’s advertising headache is about to get a lot worse.<p>Additional families of the victims of last June’s Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, …

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