March 31, 2014 Kaiser Health News commissioned graphic journalism pieces by cartoonists Jen Sorensen and Mark Martin, asking them to recount their experiences with Obamacare. Today, we present Martin's take.
An unexpected addition to the Mind Maps exhibit at London's Science Museum, the result of vandalism.
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March 31, 2014 A trip to the museum is all about learning. But maybe you have something to share, too. Commentator Tania Lombrozo flags a case of uninvited public participation at a London show.
Bilal Sarwary is an Afghan journalist working in Afghanistan for the BBC.
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March 30, 2014 As a journalist in Kabul, Bilal Sarwary often covers horrifying attacks that leave civilians dead. There was another attack last week, but this one was different — and it shook him to the core.
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March 30, 2014 Kaiser Health News commissioned graphic journalism pieces by cartoonists Jen Sorensen and Mark Martin, asking them to recount their experiences with the fledgling Obamacare.
March 29, 2014 An National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago ruled that college football players at Northwestern University can unionize.
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March 28, 2014 The government says some people can extend the health plan sign-up process past the March 31 deadline. Chip Bok doubts any deadline is firm, while Pat Bagley thinks the GOP isn't playing fair.
Jessica and Anthony Villarreal in December 2011, more than three years after the explosion that severely burned Anthony in Afghanistan.
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March 28, 2014 Newlyweds Anthony and Jessica Villarreal share how they rebuilt their lives after a bomb disfigured Anthony in Afghanistan. (The StoryCorps interview initially aired Nov. 9, 2013 on Weekend Saturday.)
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Jane Goodall holds a baby Cebus capucinus monkey during a 2013 visit to a primate rescue center in Chile.
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March 27, 2014 Our understanding of chimpanzees, and of ourselves, has been changed in spectacular ways by Jane Goodall's work. Next week Goodall will turn 80; let's send her a message of thanks and congratulations.
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March 27, 2014 Despite possible debris sightings, the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has not been found. Mike Smith wonders why there's no tech solution, while Adam Zyglis bemoans the broadcast barrage.
The National Science Foundation's South Pole Station, home to the BICEP2 telescope.
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March 26, 2014 Scientists last week revealed evidence of gravitational waves from the very beginning of the universe. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser asks: Are we closer to understanding creation itself?
March 26, 2014 America's waterways are still paying a price for fossil fuels. Nick Anderson marks the Galveston, Texas spill, while John Cole sees a rising tide against Duke Energy's coal ash pond leaks.
Phil Jackson recently signed on as the new president of the New York Knicks.
March 26, 2014 In light of legendary coach Phil Jackson's recent move to the New York Knicks as the organization's president, commentator Frank Deford looks at how the office has evolved (or hasn't).
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The 2011 film Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill, explores very human questions against an improbable backdrop.
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March 25, 2014 Once in a while Hollywood produces a gem, says physicist Adam Frank. He cherishes movies that fold together science and humanity in a way that allows us to look at ourselves and our society anew.
March 25, 2014 There will be no billion-dollar-bracket winner. Randy Bish notes that even tried-and-true selection methods failed, while Ed Hall cautions that our March Madness obsession can have worse consequences.
When the Rotating Snakes illusion is presented in grayscale, most people still perceive motion, but less than in the original color version.
March 24, 2014 Illusions aren't just for fun; they also help reveal how human vision works. Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert for an explanation of why we perceive motion where none exists.
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