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This Is Why the U.S. Needs Drug-Pricing Reform

Democrats must deliver on drug-pricing reform while they still hold the White House and Congress.

'Dataraising' – when you're asked to chip in with data instead of money

Informed data donations are different from the usual online data experience. They’re easier to manage because of technological advances.

Lucy Bernholz

Video Gives a First Look at Amazon's High-Tech Clothing Store

Amazon's first brick-and-mortar apparel store will be open to the public later this year.

Chloe Arrojado

100-Plus Millionaires Call for Wealth Taxes on the World's Richest: 'Tax Us Now'

The group calls itself the 'Patriotic Millionaires,' and it includes Disney Heiress Abigail Disney, who has long called for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy, and her brother Tim Disney.

Amanda Breen

Pain and anxiety are linked to breathing in mouse brains – suggesting a potential target to prevent opioid overdose deaths

Opioids can cause death by slowing breathing to dangerously low levels, or stopping it altogether. Examining one area of the brain may eventually lead to safer painkillers.

Sung Han

ShakeAlert earthquake warnings can give people time to protect themselves – but so far, few have actually done so

When researchers look at CCTV footage of how people really react during earthquakes – as opposed to what they report after the fact – it looks like alerts aren’t yet...

Dare A. Baldwin

Why getting Congress to fund help for US children in poverty is so hard to do

Proponents of using the child tax credit to alleviate poverty need to reach an agreement with those who insist that it must encourage low-income parents to work.

Leslie Lenkowsky

Man Awarded $9.4 Million After Being Served a Glass of Sanitizer Instead of Water at Cracker Barrel

William Cronnon was reportedly given a glass of Eco-San in a Tennessee location of Cracker Barrel in April 2014.

Emily Rella

How the pandemic's unequal toll on people of color underlines US health inequities – and why solving them is so critical

Addressing racial and ethnic health gaps is becoming even more important as the US population continues its shift toward a minority-majority nation.

Abubakarr Jalloh

5 Things Successful Businesses Have in Common in 2022

Podium provides messaging software to connect you to your customers.

Federal Judge Signs Plan to Resolve Puerto Rico's Bankruptcy in a Record-Setting Move

The plan comes nearly five years after Puerto Rico filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Chloe Arrojado