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Are Plug-in Hybrid Cars Worse For Environment Than Factory Tests Suggest?
Currently accounting for 3% of new car sales, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are sold as low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuel and conventional hybrid cars. But a new report threatens to shatter their green credentials.
Open Source Licensing Could Keep Big Pharma From Making Huge Profits Off Taxpayer-Funded Research
An international, multi-billion-dollar race is underway to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, and progress is moving at record speed, but with nationalistic, competitive undertones.
The Fourth Agricultural Revolution Is Coming – But Who Will Really Benefit?
Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labor and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women’s Rights
Decades before she joined the court, Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the Supreme Court’s approach to women’s rights, and the modern skepticism about sex-based policies stems in no small way from her lawyering.
Big Pharma’s Safety Pledge Isn’t Enough To Build Public Confidence In COVID-19 Vaccine – Here’s What Will
While I doubt the biotech pledge will do much to increase public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine, Congress can take meaningful steps to do so. Specifically, lawmakers can create what I call a coronavirus social safety net.
The Pandemic Has Revealed The Cracks In US Manufacturing: Here’s How To Fix Them
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed glaring deficiencies in the U.S. manufacturing sector’s ability to provide necessary products – especially amidst a crisis.




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