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Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.

Europe is in the midst of a massive measles outbreak, with more than 41,000 cases reported in the first half of this year. The...

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One year ago, Hurricane Maria smashed directly into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm near peak intensity. With the fuller picture we now...

I’m a woman who fought wildfires for 7 years. Climate change...

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A life insurance company wants to track your fitness data

In continuing “Does Big Brother have too much of our data?” news: John Hancock, a US life insurance company, announced on Wednesday that all...

America’s doctors can beat the opioid epidemic. Here’s how to get...

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The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to...

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What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to...

The recent sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have raised many questions, but by far one of the most discussed is...

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