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Avoiding Teacher Layoffs With an Education Bailout

As hundreds of thousands of teachers and staffers brace for layoffs, there might be a federal bailout in their future, too.

Today’s Health Hazard: Job Insecurity

More data comes in proving that, for American workers, specifically the older ones, job insecurity is bad for your health.

Mass Layoffs and the Lost Boys

New research suggests news of impending large-scale unemployment results in fewer males being born.

Will Critique Work for Food

As print newspapers listen nervously to the tolling of the bell, the fine arts and cultural journalism they once hosted searches desperately for a new place to chime.

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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?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

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