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Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: Miller-McCune Magazine

New research says that the state of the economy has a big impact on our opinions about climate change

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source:

The GOP seems to understand a psychological phenomenon that researchers are studying: conservatives appear to be motivated by fear in a way that liberals are not.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source:

This isn't the policy cure-all for obesity (or even the best way to curb it). But if politicians are determined to create some kind of fat tax, this would be the way to do it.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2011, Source:

Might it be that the traits and culture of the first nonnative colonizers in North America have left an indelible mark on the local society where they settled?

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source:

The information age is yielding reams of official communication not even worth saving, let alone classifying, yet the amount of material deemed secret has increased dramatically.

Posted on: May 26, 2011, Source:

The agency is frequently derided as beholden more to industry than taxpayers.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source:

Government's last big shutdown offers a glimpse of what could happen come this weekend.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2011, Source:

Much of our policy resides on the faulty assumption that people are more likely to act in selfish ways. That's just not true.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source:

Does the National School Lunch Program make children obese, or are obese children simply more likely to sign up for the program in the first place?

Posted on: May 30, 2010, Source:

Ken Cuccinelli's lawsuit against climate scientist Michael Mann will have a chilling effect and could deter scientists from work in politically controversial fields.

Posted on: May 27, 2010, Source:

Congress is preparing to take up reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, but the recipe for success is far from simple.

Posted on: May 11, 2010, Source:

The White House is using competition as a soft-power method to drive change from offices to schools to statehouses and beyond.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2010, Source:

Calorie counts? A disclosure of swag Big Pharma reps give doctors? Abstinence education? Here are some surprising items in the health care bill.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source:

Researchers looking at beliefs about al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein have made some surprising discoveries about why peopl

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source:

Overcoming inertia on climate change is unlikely to take place through hectoring and lecturing.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2009, Source:

There are already just too many people on the planet. What are we supposed to do about it?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source:

Our food has become so homogeneous we are in danger of losing the biodiversity we'll need to survive.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2009, Source:

For over 120 years, the idea that a judge's background would influence how they approached cases was conventional wisdom. Why isn't it now?

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source:

President Obama's call for "green jobs" has created both general confusion and competing interpretations of the term.