New legislation in the U.S. Congress may speed the arrival of new drugs, but will it leave citizens more exposed to dangerous drugs that have not been thoroughly tested? Julia Wilde examines how a drug moves through the FDA's approval process.
The bill automatically slashes social, behavioral and economic sciences by 55 percent, while climate research shrinks eight percent to $1.2 billion.
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting its decision not to regulate homeopathic products. Continue reading →
Construction of the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline has just been approved by the U.S. Congress and will likely be vetoed by President Obama. What's the debate all about? Trace explains.
With congressional budget talks often come whispers of a "government shutdown." What actually happens during one, and why do they occur? Does everything close? Trace runs down which things actually do shut down and which never really close.
Intensity of a reaction to repulsive images can predict their political ideology, finds new research. Continue reading →
With President Obama recently authorizing military action against ISIS, legal scholars are revisiting the question of who can declare war and who can't.
The move came after unusual revisions were made from computers with IP addresses at the US Capitol.
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