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New York Times Posts Major Federal Climate Change Report Before Trump and Pruitt Can Cook the Books [Updated]

On Monday, the <i>New York Times</i> published a copy of the special science section of the draft 2018 National Climate Assessment, which federal climate …

Climate Change

9 Adventure Seekers Who Celebrate Small Space Living Through the Van Life

The so-called "van life" is not for everybody, but it's clearly struck a chord with a large group of adventure seekers who crave a life on the road that's free of unnecessary possessions.<p>Many of these spirited travelers have chosen to turn to some DIY and modify a van, RV, camper, or …

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend — here's how to watch

Right now, Earth is plowing through a cloud of tiny bits of comet dust, turning the rice-grain-size debris into what many call shooting stars.<p>Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this recurring astronomical event is easily the most watched — and beautiful— shower every year.<p>The Perseids in 2017 is …

Experts slam Trump administration’s flawed analysis for repealing water pollution rule

“Everything about this repeal is bogus and slapdash.”<p>The economic analysis that the Trump administration is using to support its repeal of an …

Marian Diamond, neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain, dies at 90

• UC Berkeley professor ‘literally changed the world’, colleague says<br>• Work on slices of Einstein’s brain found it had extra support cells<p>Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and “literally changed the world” with groundbreaking work on rats that showed the brain’s …

The Brain

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and …

How Women Helped Save Obamacare

The Republican health care bill failed in the Senate after the defections of three key GOP members. But those votes — and many of the other obstacles …

Hackers descend on Las Vegas to expose voting machine flaws

LAS VEGAS — Election officials and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about that claim.<p>Schurman, a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen in …

Cybersecurity

Trump Threatens Congressional Health Insurance Benefits

Tweet may be prelude to rescinding employer contribution for members<p>President Donald Trump is considering stripping the employer contribution for …

Police push back against Trump's law-and-order speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's statement encouraging police officers to be "rough" with people they arrest has drawn criticism in law enforcement circles for sending the wrong message at a time of heightened tensions with the public.<p>"As a department, we do not and will not tolerate 'rough(ing)' …

Justice

The Trump administration’s chaos has reached an astounding new level

The chief of staff is out. The president publicly mocks his AG. The new communications director viciously attacks his co-workers.<p>The level of chaos in President Trump’s administration right now is astounding — even for him.<p>The White House chief of staff is out — after the new communications …

Donald Trump

This is the Trump administration’s dark reboot

With a new chief of staff, Trump's refocusing on his top priority: making America afraid again.<p>The firing of communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Monday, after just 10 days on the job — and after having all but forced out chief of staff Reince Priebus, who was replaced with Homeland …

D.C. Marijuana Market: Stuck In A Gray Zone

While public support for marijuana grows across the country, ambiguity surrounding marijuana laws in Washington, D.C., has provided an opportunity for online distributors. But it has also put consumers in a tricky spot.<p>The District's recreational marijuana law, a voter-approved ballot initiative …

Atoms in your body may come from distant galaxies | Cosmos

It seems natural to assume that the matter from which the Milky Way is made was formed within the galaxy itself, but a series of new supercomputer …

Scientists Take to the Sea to Study a Lost Land: Zealandia

SYDNEY, Australia — It’s about half the size of the United States, and it’s been hiding under everyone’s noses — or more precisely, under the waves — for millions of years. Now, scientists are setting sail to finally help solve the mystery of Zealandia, the lost undersea landmass being billed as …

Stephen Colbert And Al Gore Get Sensual While Spreading Awareness About Climate Change With These Pick Up Lines

With Al Gore’s sequel to <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> about to be released, the former presidential candidate has been making the media rounds. He sadly didn’t bring his beard with him, but he did bring plenty of information on climate change and a few stories from his days in politics. Gore also helped …

Al Gore

University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression

Although medications exist to treat depression, many scientists aren’t sure why they’re effective and why they don’t work for everyone.<p>Researchers at …

A large new study has found a link between sugar and mood disorders

The thought of a cupcake, skillfully frosted with fluffy vanilla icing, may put a smile on your face, but research suggests that, in the long term, a …

The Five Senses and How They Work

The ways we understand and perceive the world around us as humans are known as senses. We have five traditional senses known as taste, smell, touch, …

Neurology

Terpenes: The powerful organic compounds in cannabis you don't know about

The unmistakable scent of fresh cannabis can provide an intoxicating aromatic experience, but from one variety to the next, smell and flavour can …

This Common Antioxidant Actively Slows The Signs of Ageing in Human Skin

"The effects we're seeing are not temporary."<p>A common antioxidant used as a dye in laboratories could one day be added to skin care products as way …

8 Genetic Mutations That Can Give You 'Superpowers'

Why some humans have an edge.<p>More than 99 percent of your genetic information is exactly the same as every other person on the planet. Your genes …

Mutations

NASA Is Launching a Probe to a Star

They decided to go with the closest one.<p>For one NASA mission, flying too close to the sun isn’t a concern. It’s the whole point.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency announced some details about its planned mission to send a robotic spacecraft into the sun’s upper atmosphere, a first for humanity. NASA …

Animated map shows what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to take the US out of the Paris climate accord, Jonathan Swan reports at Axios, citing two sources.<p>Politico and CNN are also reporting Trump's intention to pull out of the agreement, citing White House officials.<p>Whether Trump would stay in the deal — a …

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<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>Any day now, President Trump is expected to roll back Obamacare's contraceptive mandate.<p>The Trump …

Thanks to Trump’s new rule, employers will be able to deny women birth control coverage

Bye-bye birth control. Donald Trump may not be following through on all his campaign promises, but giving bosses the right to deny women coverage for …

Senators criticize Trump's proposed cuts to rural programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators from rural states are criticizing President Donald Trump's proposed budget, saying it would have "significant …