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Glaxo Decision Precedes Obamacare Rollout

Glaxo Decision Precedes Obamacare Rollout

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKlines announcement on December 16 that it will cease paying doctors to promote its products took the medical community by surprise, but the plan appears to have been in the works for some time.

December 19, 2013 — Roni Jacobson

This Is What We Don’t Know About The Universe

In recent days I’ve had some interesting conversations. There’s a giddiness going around, related to an outpouring of science love – the kind you get from President Obama introducing TV science shows, the kind that has wonderful visuals, but is, well, a wee bit simplistic (a sin that none of us could ever, ever be [...]

March 12, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

Tar Sands Pipeline Vetoed, Climate Threat Marches On

Pres. Barack Obama vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline on February 24— not because of climate change, not because of low oil prices and not because of the risks from leaking diluted bitumen from the tar sands.

February 25, 2015 — David Biello

How to Reconcile Big Data and Privacy

In many ways "big data" and "encryption" are antithetical. The former involves harvesting, storing and analyzing information to reveal patterns that researchers, law enforcement and industry can use to their benefit.

March 6, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier’s Failure to Launch

For a president who sailed into office on a digital-heavy campaign that helped engineer his victory, the crippling glitches plaguing the October 1 rollout were a rare mar on the administration's tech-savvy record.

October 29, 2013 — Dina Fine Maron
CVS Anti-Tobacco Move Possible Boon for Electronic Cigarettes?

CVS Anti-Tobacco Move Possible Boon for Electronic Cigarettes?

When retail giant CVS Caremark unveiled its announcement this morning that it will no longer sell cigarettes or other tobacco products in its stores it was rightly hailed as a boon for public health, even netting public praise and a thank you – from the White House.

February 5, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
EPA Challenges Coal Industry to Adopt New Technology

EPA Challenges Coal Industry to Adopt New Technology

The White House unveiled a powerful incentive to speed track carbon capture technology innovations this morning with the release of highly-anticipated requirements to harness the emissions of new coal-fired power plants and natural gas facilities.

September 20, 2013 — Dina Fine Maron

Fight over Solar Power Returns to White House Roof [Video]

The sunshine that warms Washington, D.C. is once again generating electricity for the White House. After an absence of nearly 30 years, the Obama administration has announced that a 6.3 kilowatt photovoltaic installation of the “typical size for an American house,” is back on the White House roof and generating power.

May 9, 2014 — David Biello
More Solar Panels at the White House

More Solar Panels at the White House

The Washington Post‘s indefatigable Juliet Eilperin got an unnamed official at the White House to confirm that solar panels are being reinstalled at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this week—fulfilling a promise made by the Obama administration three years ago.

August 15, 2013 — David Biello

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