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Washington state to vote on mandatory GM labels

Nov 4, 2013

Washington state to vote on mandatory GM labels

Flip on a television anywhere across Washington state and within minutes the barrage of advertisements makes clear that the latest fight over whether to require companies to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients has turned expensive and polarizing — not to mention perplexing for ...

Can low-nicotine smokes end addiction?

Jul 31, 2013

Can low-nicotine smokes end addiction?

Beverly Anusionwu, a smoker for three decades who favors Maverick menthols, was enticed to the small lab inside the University of Pittsburgh’s psychology department by an ad promising free cigarettes and a few bucks for her time. She spent a couple of hours on ...

Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing

Jul 3, 2013

Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing

Volatile weather patterns marked by shortened winters, stifling heat waves and prolonged droughts. New housing developments encroaching on fire-prone lands. Shrinking budgets for fire prevention measures. That dangerous combination of factors helps explain the increasingly voracious wildfires that have ripped through the western United ...

Mass-shooting survivors aim for stricter gun control

Feb 4, 2013

Mass-shooting survivors aim for stricter gun control

The mass shootings that have rocked communities across the country in recent years — from Blacksburg, Virginia, to Tuscon, Arizona, to Aurora, Colorado, to Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to Newtown, Connecticut — have left a well-documented trail of carnage and grief. But those tragedies and ...