Why Surgeon General’s confirmation is a good thing

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Dr. Vivek Murthy, who during his more-than-year-long-nomination process faced blistering criticism for his position linking gun violence and... Read more

Syracuse University can teach us a lot about Ebola panic

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Shame on Syracuse University for proving a point—that panic and bad behavior in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatens... Read more

A century after W.E.B. Du Bois, science still gets race wrong

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Most of us today don’t know the name W.E.B. Du Bois. But we should. Du Bois’s pioneering sociological work on race (books like... Read more

Ben Franklin’s Treatise on Wind

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Benjamin Franklin was a man for the ages. His story is a familiar one. Born in Boston in 1706. The youngest of 17 children. Moved to Philadelphia... Read more

A conversation about Robin Williams, Parkinson’s, and depression

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Like anyone with a funny bone, my heart is heavy at the loss of Robin Williams. I had the privilege of twice seeing him perform live, including... Read more

The victims of war

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While havoc spreads across the Middle East—in Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Gaza—it is civilians who are bearing the brunt of newly... Read more

Smoking chocolate

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A report released Monday (the executive summary is here) by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reminds us that the fight against tobacco and... Read more

Marco Rubio's notion of climate change: Nope

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Sen. Marco Rubio wants you to know that he doesn’t agree with the “notion” of climate change. Speaking to ABC News’ Jonathan... Read more