Category Archives: U.S.

Why Americans Need Single-Payer Health Insurance

Thursday, June 4, 2009 Medical bills or related illness contributed to more than 62 percent of personal bankruptcies in 2007, according to a new study. A nearly 50 percent increase from 2001 and not even reflecting the growing number of … Continue reading

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A Spacewalk Does the Hubble Good

Saturday, May 16, 2009 In this extraordinary photograph, NASA astronauts Michael Massimino, working from inside Hubble and his partner, Michael Good, had no problem removing all six of Hubble’s 10-year-old gyroscopes. They easily replaced the first new set of two … Continue reading

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First Human-to-Pig Swine Flu Transmission Reported in Canada

Sunday, May 3, 2009 Upsetting the epidemiological apple cart comes this story from our neighbors in the Canadian province of Alberta. Pigs on a Canadian farm have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus apparently by a farm worker … Continue reading

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