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Mitch McConnell on the health-care legislative process, 2010 vs. 2017

<i>“Unfortunately, it will have to be a Republicans-only exercise. But we’re working hard to get there.”</i> <b><br>— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in remarks to reporters June 13</b><p>It has become a regular feature of the U.S. political system that the politicians in the minority accuse the …

Health Care

National Parks Act as Living Laboratories

BERKELEY, California<p>Why science matters to National Parks and how National Parks help science<p>The national parks weren’t established with science in mind. When the National Park Service was founded in 1916, it was charged with the mission to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects …

Christian Singers Sue Katy Perry Over 'Dark Horse'

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is apparently a point of contention for Christian singers from Missouri who sued the pop star this week, claiming she not only ripped off their song, but also tarnished it because of the single's association with "black magic."<p>The hip-hop musicians behind the 2008 song …

Antares is Heart of the Scorpion

Bright red Antares is easy to spot now. It’s the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and represents the Scorpion’s Heart.<p>Bright reddish …

Astronomy

When Disaster Strikes, This Bike Generator Will Give Me Power [Video]

Pedaling consistently churned out about 150 watts.<p>Copper wire ties modern civilization together, but it is fragile thread. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy bathed miles of the electrical conductor in saltwater, severing my Brooklyn neighborhood from the grid. Lower Manhattan—a dense concentration of …