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Over a dozen in hospital after festivals

Several people are facing drug charges while more than a dozen people were left critically ill due to drug use at Sydney music festivals over the weekend. Extra safety measures were in place at three Australia Day long weekend festivals including increased presence of critical care medical teams and harm reduction measures, such as roving… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

James Watson, who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s based on the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence between white and black people in IQ tests. The 90-year-old’s comments were labeled “reprehensible” by the Cold Spring Harbor… Read More »