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July-August 2009

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Racism’s Hidden Toll

Does the stress of living in a white-dominated society make African Americans get sick and die younger than their white counterparts? Apparently, yes.

Perfect Quiet

Searching for refuge — and, perhaps, health — in a sickeningly loud world.

Freeze! You’re Under Examination

Making sure people get health care when they leave prison saves taxpayer money and protects public health. It may even help them stay out of prison.

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Pay, Baby, Pay

Before the U.S. responds to “drill, baby, drill” campaign rhetoric with more offshore energy exploration, it should revise Reagan-era leasing and royalty rules that cost the Treasury billions.

Today’s Threat Level: Yellow, With a Chance of Phlegm

Miller-McCune magazine highlights current research that merits a raised eyebrow or a painful grin.

Everybody Into the … Um, Never Mind

Miller-McCune decides to wade into some recent studies regarding the summer season’s most popular yet problematic recreational facilities: swimming pools.

Freeze! You’re Under Examination

Making sure people get health care when they leave prison saves taxpayer money and protects public health. It may even help them stay out of prison.

A Flower Grows in West Africa

Are Liberia’s new steel and rubber concessions a sign of reform — or the exception that proves corruption still rules in resource-rich countries?

Germany’s Fine Failure

Feed-in tariffs grow green power but may fall victim to energy politics, German-style.

Perfect Quiet

Searching for refuge — and, perhaps, health — in a sickeningly loud world.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of eBay

The digital revolution lets antiquities forgers sell their ‘replicas’ worldwide, unintentionally undermining the black market in looted artifacts.

Solar System

Francisco DeVries invents a financing mechanism that makes rooftop solar affordable in Berkeley and other cities across California.

The Science of Good Government

The Obama administration talks a lot about making policy based on evidence rather than politics. A basic question remains unanswered: Which evidence?

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Quick Studies

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

Smokey Can’t Save Us: Wildfires Are Out of Control

New research shows how rapidly fire dangers are rising in the American West. The results could help governments plan ahead for the flames.

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014