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Study finds Americans do not know their presidents

Which president is on the $10 bill? Most people would immediately answer Alexander Hamilton without even realizing that Alexander Hamilton was not a president. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis concluded that most Americans are confident that Alexander Hamilton was a president of the United States. In 2014, Henry L. Roediger, III, Ph.D., published…

Supreme Court suspends Obama’s Clean Power Plan
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Supreme Court suspends Obama’s Clean Power Plan

A crushing blow was dealt to President Barack Obama’s climate change agenda on Feb. 9, when the Supreme Court announced a decision to temporarily block a plan that would have combatted global warming. The Clean Power Plan, which served to reduce the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent (from levels recorded in 2005)…

Oxley’s new device may allow paralyzed patients to walk again
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Oxley’s new device may allow paralyzed patients to walk again

  Doctors and researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a new device that may enable paralyzed patients to control exoskeleton devices using their brains. The device has a fairly simple design. The paper clip-sized, stent-based electrode—or “stentrode” as researchers have begun to call it—would be implanted into a blood vessel near the brain. The stentrode…

U.S. gun homicide rate highest among high-income countries
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U.S. gun homicide rate highest among high-income countries

  Violent, firearm-related deaths in the United States are at disproportional levels when compared to other high-income countries, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. The study aims to illustrate how severe gun-related deaths are damaging to public health in the United States. According to the data collected, the U.S. firearm…

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