Science Education & Policy

More Government Grammar Schools Don't Lead To Better Outcomes For Poor Kids

Over 25 years ago, members of Congress saw statistics showing that U.S. people with college educations made more money, and they declared that college education should be a right. The solution was indicative of government- change student loans to being unl ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2018 - 11:00am

Medicaid Expansion Boosts Employment Among Disabled People

States that have expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act have higher numbers of individuals with disabilities employed that states that did not. Medicaid is a taxpayer-funded program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to l ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2018 - 10:23am

UNESCO Adds 34 Sites To Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) branch of the United Nations has added 24 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, bring the total number to 686. Biosphere reserves are sites hoping to couple conse ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 25 2018 - 7:11am

Congress Pulls Funding For IARC Statistics Organization

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organisation, which is part of the United Nations, but it is really its own agency that shares little in common with WHO. Whereas WHO wants to save lives, IARC has taken to ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2018 - 9:10am

3 Reasons To Worry If There Is A New Pandemic

One hundred years after the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918, global health leadership stands at a crossroads. The United States continues to expand its policy of isolationism at a time when international cooperation in health could not be more important. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 20 2018 - 8:26am

How To Choose Your Restaurant Or Hotel

So you're planning ahead for your next trip to a remote location, and you try to make sense of those TripAdvisor listings. Great tool- there's a bunch of there around, but let's focus on that one here. It allows you to type in your preferenc ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 16 2018 - 3:25pm

2018 Politics Is The 'Year Of The Woman'- Except In California

The midterm elections are widely expected to usher in this century’s “ year of the woman ” – an explosion of women entering government. Massachusetts will likely elect its first black woman to Congress, Arizona is poised to send its first woman to the U.S ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 5 2018 - 8:00am

There Was No Blue Wave In The Mid-terms, Nor Was There A Green One, But There Was A Youth One

Many trial lawyers hoping for new revenue streams suing over increased regulations woke up disappointed Wednesday morning, as were politicos and journalists hoping for a stern rebuke of President Trump.  There was no Green Wave, nor was there a Blue one. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 5 2018 - 1:16pm

If You Hate Trump Thank...1960s Canadian Urban Planning Policy?

A new analysis links urban planning decisions- the freeways and local schools outside cities that made the suburbs possible- from decades past as why right-wing populism exists.  They created their correlation by looking at voting trends up to 2010 in in ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 12 2018 - 2:13pm

NAFTA 2.0- A Win For Farmers And The Environment

The North American Free Trade Agreement won't see its 25th birthday. The United States, Canada, and Mexico have signed on the dotted line for its replacement, The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement. The debate fell outside usual positions. Free tra ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 30 2018 - 2:11pm