Senator Bernie Sanders is a vocal proponent of democratic socialism, making it the key platform of his campaign. What is democratic socialism exactly, and what are its costs to the economy?
Archives for December 2015
E-cigarettes appear to be a healthier alternative to smoking, but we know relatively little about long-term effects. What are the risks of vaping and how do they compare to smoking regular cigarettes?
Tornadoes in December; Seventy degrees in New York on Christmas; Full moon brighter than it should be; Floods in South America. Have the laws of nature changed? Nah! Decoded Science explains it all.
In a relatively quiet week, seismologically speaking, there were noteworthy earthquakes in Mexico, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nevada.
How different is this winter from last? Boston’s gone from blizzardy to balmy and it’s raining in California after four years of drought. But some things never change — like the smog in Beijing. Decoded Science demystifies all the meteorological goings on.
November Global Temperatures put an exclamation point on the Paris Climate Agreement. 2015 is by far the hottest year yet.
This week’s earthquakes, in Indonesia, the Mediterranean and Hawaii, illustrate some of the complexities of seismology.
NIH-Funded trials are down, and Industry-funded trials are increasing – how will this trend impact public health over time?
The Climate Agreement done, now it’s time to get back to daily weather, of which there’s plenty this week.
New research shows that the amygdala is not just linked to fear, it’s also connected with pro-social behaviors such as charitable giving.