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July-August 2009

Features

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

What Makes You Neurotic?

A new study gets to the root of our anxieties.

Fecal Donor Banks Are Possible and Could Save Lives

Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

The Big One

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