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If the public pays your salary, citizens have the right — within limits — to see what you're doing. That's the principle at the core of the federal<p>Freedom of Information Actand of the many similar state freedom of information laws.<p>Although politicians like Hillary Rodham Clinton get the most …Surveillance
When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …Mental Health
<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Amateur Hour.<p><b>About Taylor Wilson's TED Talk</b><p>Taylor Wilson is a self-taught nuclear physicist who sees every obstacle as a challenge. He describes how — at age 14 — he built a working nuclear fusion reactor in his garage.<p><b>About Taylor Wilson</b><p>Taylor Wilson astounded …TED Talks
Take that, Atkins diet<p>Humans are physically different from other apes in some important ways—including the fact that humans have much bigger brains, which use about a quarter of the calories we consume. But figuring out the diet that facilitated our big, energetically expensive brains hasn’t been …
Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for production—and it’s getting earlier every year.<p>Biocapacity Deficits and Reserves<p>Biological capacity, or biocapacity, is a way to measure an area's ability to produce biological materials …Climate Change
One month ago today, the New Horizons spacecraft completed a 3-billion-mile journey across the Solar System and performed a flyby of Pluto. The images that it sent back were breathtaking and beautiful. Sadly, there was no video of the epic event — until now! Vimeo user Bjorn Jonsson made a …
New melanoma research finds a combination therapy is highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases.