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Uproar Over Purported Ban at C.D.C. of Words Like ‘Fetus’

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services tried to play down on Saturday a report that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been barred from using seven words or phrases, including “science-based,” “fetus,” “transgender” and “vulnerable,” in agency budget …

Public Health

US health agency reportedly banned from using words 'science-based' and 'transgender'

America's leading public health institute has reportedly been told not to use words including "science-based" and "transgender". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was instructed by the Trump administration not to use seven words in its documents for next year's budget, the …

Forget Tesla's Solar Roof: This Startup Tells Us Solar Window is the Future

SolarWindow wants to change the world.<p>While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been grappling with tiles that harvest sunlight to power homes, Maryland-based …

Clean Energy

An Enterprising 11 Year Old Is Building Our Renewable Energy Future

<b>NEW ORLEANS—</b>There were more than 20,000 scientists in New Orleans for the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual meeting earlier this week, …

Renewable Energy

Earth will likely warm way beyond the crucial tipping point that the Paris agreement was meant to avoid

Two years ago this week, the world came together in Paris to sign a landmark agreement aimed at stopping the Earth's temperature from rising dangerously high.<p>But according to a new report from Climate Tracker, an independent research group, we're way off track to hit the target laid out in the …

Climate Change

The Most Accurate Climate Change Models Predict The Most Alarming Consequences

The challenge is enormous.

Climate Change

California may reach its renewable energy goal 10 years early

Embracing Renewable Energy<p>In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that would see the state committing to renewable energy. The law gave …

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

Having unwanted thoughts? Scientists find out why some people cannot suppress it

Scientists have found out that a key chemical within the 'memory' region of the brain allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>Unwanted thoughts may …

Vintage EPA photos reveal what Midwestern industrial cities looked like before the US regulated pollution

A growing number of these plants are shutting down, partly due to the declining costs of renewables. According to one recent Moody's Analytics report, the price of wind power has fallen so rapidly that it could soon replace coal-fired plants in the Midwest.<p>Meanwhile, the Trump administration has …

Pollution

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Psychology

Here's how much money companies stashed overseas in 2016

Nearly three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies held some cash overseas last year, according to a new study, with tech giant Apple (AAPL) leading the pack.<p>Seventy-three percent of Fortune 500 companies, or 366 businesses, operated one or more subsidiaries in tax haven countries in 2016, according to …

The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

Renewable Energy