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Opposition Mounts To Trump's Medicaid Block Grant Idea

There is escalating opposition building across the country to an effort by the Trump White House and the Republican-led Congress to give each state a fixed block grant of federal money to pay for Medicaid coverage for poor Americans.<p>Such an idea would be a huge change in how Medicaid is financed. …

Health Care

Why Is There an NFL Ratings Crisis? Look No Further Than London, Thursday Games

Link to Media<p>It's 6:30 on Sunday morning, Angelenos. Do you know where your new NFL team is?<p>Why, it is kicking off in Merry Olde England, of course. The NFL allowed the Rams to return to Los Angeles and figured the best ways to engage a new generation of fans were to: A) take away a home date, and …

NFL

Hack the Planets: Modders Are Tearing Apart the ‘No Man’s Sky’ Universe

Amateur programmers are tweaking the game to their tastes. Could they end up making "parallel universes"?<p><i>No Man's Sky</i> is a game with over 18 quintillion unique worlds for players to discover, populated with untold numbers of weird and wonderful plants and animals. It would therefore seem safe to …

No Man's Sky

Falling Taxes Doom U.S. Economy

Taxes are loathsome, but they are also a measure of prosperity.<p>The more you earn, the more you pay.<p>So, when corporate tax receipts fall steadily, so …

U.S. Economy

Death on the Serpent River: How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Skydiving

Delete All of These iPhone Apps or Risk Having Your Data Stolen

Popular games like Angry Birds 2 may have been infected by suspicious malware.<p>Following a recent security breach, Apple has removed over 300 apps from the iTunes store this week after discovering that the software was collecting users' email addresses and device serial numbers, MyFox Boston reports.<p>…

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Your Five Year Old Can Learn To Code With An IPad App

The MIT Media Lab recently released ScratchJr, a free iPad app that helps children 5-8 learn how to code. The app is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab, Tufts University, and Playful Invention Company (PICO).<p>The original Scratch programming language is already used by millions of older kids, …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Which Coding Language Is Right For You?

Coding is all the rage these days. Students of all ages and adults already in the workforce are increasingly encouraged to learn programming. Even President Obama said everyone should learn to code.<p>There are countless resources that offer the opportunity to learn different skills. From free online …