Zachary Cacini

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President Trump’s War on Science

The news was hard to digest until one realized it was part of a much larger and increasingly disturbing pattern in the Trump administration. On Aug. 18, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine received an order from the Interior Department that it stop work on what seemed a …

Donald Trump

Taking On Chicago’s Police

The wrenching shift in the Justice Department’s approach to criminal justice under President Trump is playing out painfully as Chicago tries to rein in a scandalous police culture that tolerated officers routinely abusing and killing residents, particularly African-Americans and Latinos.<p>Two …

The Real Campus Scourge

Across the country, college freshmen are settling into their new lives and grappling with something that doesn’t compete with protests and political correctness for the media’s attention, something that no one prepared them for, something that has nothing to do with being “snowflakes” and …

Mental Health

How We Really Die

Over recent years, without much media fanfare, something fascinating occurred, a reminder that for all the ways in which we seem to be sliding backward, we’re lurching forward, too.<p>The developing world turned a corner — thanks to medical advances, rising wealth and more — and communicable diseases …

How to Roll Back Fanaticism

We’re living in an age of anxiety. The country is being transformed by complex forces like changing demographics and technological disruption. Many people live within a bewildering freedom, without institutions to trust, unattached to compelling religions and sources of meaning, uncertain about …

Tantalizing Clues Point to Inflammation's Role in an Array of Diseases

Inflammation has become one of the hottest buzzwords in medical science, pointed to as a culprit in causing or aggravating conditions ranging from …

Medical Research

Could artificial sweeteners be bad for your brain?

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @RobShmerlingSometimes it seems like people trying to choose a healthy diet and watch their weight can’t catch a break.Past …

Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

Poem: Stop Cutting us With Steel

Stop Cutting us With Steel<p>We are not a myth,<p>We are real.<p><b>We are hermaphrodites.</b><p>To be cut by blade, and by steel.<p>To be erased, by this cruel world.<p>That …

Mom In Conflict With Ex Over How To Raise Intersex Child Says She Has Proof Child Wants To Be As …

'We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl': growing up intersex

For generations, children with male and female characteristics have been assigned a sex at birth. Is there an alternative? Parents, doctors and intersex adults share their experiences<p>When Juliet Swire gave birth to her third son in February 2014, doctors told her not to tell anyone he’d been born. …

Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up on Hollywood's Gender Pay Gap

Gender pay gap fuelled by perceptions of motherhood and the lack of women in tech, report finds

Women earn 23 per cent less than men, UN statistics show, and they have done for the last 20 years.<p>The numbers send a clear signal that the gender …

How Do We Close the Wage Gap in the U.S.?

The gender pay gap is now the narrowest it’s ever been, and yet it’s still 2.5 times the size of those of other industrialized countries. So what’s to be done?<p><i>A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A, taking some of the most frequently posed solutions to pressing matters of policy and</i> …

How to Fix the Gender Wage Gap: Going Far Beyond an App

<i>To change the wage gap, we have to change systemic problems like unionization, work-family policies, and gender segregation.</i><p>The first piece of …