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Citizen science comes to public television this April

This April, The Crowd & The Cloud brings you a 4-part public television series exploring citizen science, crowdsourcing, and mobile technology. You'll find the SciStarter Project Finder on The Crowd & The Cloud website to help viewers...Show More Summary

New Analysis: Obamacare Regulations Drove Up Health Insurance Premium Costs By Up to 68%

Obamacare caused premiums to rise for various reasons, chief among them being the vast new regulations the law imposed on insurance markets. While the American Health Care Act does repeal some Obamacare regulations, it does not go far enough. The following chart provides estimates of the average impact that various Obamacare regulations have had on […]

ACLU Waging All-Out War to Prevent Women From Seeing Ultrasound of Their Baby Before an Abortion

Lawyers for the ACLU urged a judge on Thursday to block a Kentucky ultrasound law that requires abortion practitioners to describe the unborn baby and show the mother its image and heartbeat. The law, one of two that Kentucky lawmakers passed with high priority in January, requires that an abortion practitioner conduct an ultrasound before […]

Kentucky Governor Signs Redundant ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law

“The bill misunderstands the very purpose of hate crimes—to protect communities that have been marginalized within our society and who are at a higher risk of facing violence simply because of an immutable characteristic they share,” the ACLU of Kentucky said in a statement. The post Kentucky Governor Signs Redundant ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law appeared first on Rewire.

House Rules Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

The House Rules Committee this morning passed a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and repeal major parts of Obamacare. The vote sets up a full House vote this afternoon on the legislation. Here’s more on preparation for the House vote: The House Rules Committee cleared Friday morning the Republicans’ health care […]

GOP's Obamacare repeal bill clears hurdle, heads toward final vote

Trump and GOP leaders scramble to push Obamacare repeal bill through House March 24, 2017, 8:06 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump to give green light to Keystone pipeline projectHouse GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite...

What we learned from the Kings' 5-2 victory over the Jets

What we learned from the Kings’ 5-2 victory over Winnipeg on Thursday night at Staples Center. Turning back the clock Their offense has sputtered most of the season, their defense has sometimes been shaky and Coach Darryl Sutter often complained that their goaltenders didn’t steal wins while Jonathan...

Ukrainian LGBTQ Advocates Visit HRC to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

Seven leading LGBTQ advocates from Ukraine visited HRC earlier this week to share their stories and learn about our work. The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and Open World Leadership Center organized the program. HRC staff gave the Ukrainian advocates a briefing about our work in public education and research, including our international work. Show More Summary

Bisexual Health Awareness Month: Mental Health in the Bisexual Community

Post submitted by Helen Parshall, HRC Diversity & Inclusion Assistant Although the LGBTQ community reports high rates of anxiety and mood disorders, recent statistics show that bisexual people are far more likely to experience mental...Show More Summary

Stop treating oceans as 'waste swimming pool': U.N.'s FAO chief

OSLO (Reuters) - The world must stop treating the oceans as a "waste swimming pool" for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 million research ship to help developing nations manage fish stoc...

Genetics Society of America honors Richard Lewontin with 2017 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

(Genetics Society of America) The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce that Richard C. Lewontin, Ph.D., is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. This award recognizes Lewontin's extensive impact on our understanding of evolution, a broad and deep influence that has shaped the field.

Trump’s EPA Budget in Perspective

The Environmental Protection Network, a coalition of former EPA professionals, has issued a detailed analysis of Trump’s proposed EPA budget.  We knew the proposal was bad, but the new analysis shows just how damaging the proposed cuts would be on many different dimensions.  Here are a few key takeaways. First EPA’s budget is already lean.  Adjusting […]

Senate Votes to Overturn Internet Privacy Rules

While everyone was (quite understandably) paying attention to the Republican healthcare bill yesterday, the Senate quietly voted to overturn internet privacy rules passed by the FCC during the Obama administration, which prevented internet...Show More Summary

Trilobites: Headed North, Sandhill Cranes Squeeze In Where They Can

The Platte River in Nebraska is an important layover for hundreds of thousands of the birds as they head toward their summer homes.

Arkansas House and Senate pass sex-selection abortion ban

Abortionists would face fines and jail time for violating the law.

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 24, 2017

HRC LEGAL DIRECTOR TESTIFIES AT NEIL GORSUCH’S SCOTUS NOMINATION HEARING: Yesterday, HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Gorsuch’s nomination, where she detailed the equality case against the nominee. Show More Summary

Stocks rise in early trading

Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks. Chipmaker Micron Technology surged 11% in early trading Friday after reporting results that were much better than analysts were expecting. Investors were keeping a close eye on Washington, where a...

Climb the tower, speak your mind and roam the campus at Berkeley

The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State March 24, 2017, 7 a.m. The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested...

Former Colorado GOP Official Faces Prison Time on Voter Fraud Charge

A former Colorado Republican Party chairman who’s said people should be punished for having abortion care allegedly cast his ex-wife's vote in the 2016 election. The post Former Colorado GOP Official Faces Prison Time on Voter Fraud Charge appeared first on Rewire.

NCAA East Regional preview: Baylor vs. South Carolina; Florida vs. Wisconsin

A look at how the teams match up in the NCAA tournament’s East Regional semifinals in New York: No. 3 Baylor (27-7) vs. No. 7 South Carolina (24-10) Time: 4:29 p.m. TV: TBS Bottom line: Baylor is making its fourth regional semifinal appearance since 2009. South Carolina won an NCAA tournament game...

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