Curing What Ails Health Care
What just passed through the House of Representatives? Will it help relieve the century-long constipation that has plagued American health care reform? In a conversation with Big Think today, Yale political science professor Jacob Hacker—whose 2007 proposal, "Health Care for America," first raised the public option to national prominence—rated the quality of the new bill.
Hacker also ventured a prediction as to the bill's fate in the Senate and offered advice to ordinary citizens who feel like frustrated bystanders in the debate. His interview will be posted later this month; in the meantime, you can read his influential 2007 proposal here.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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