Massachusetts health center (Dominic Chavez, New York Times)

Massachusetts health care reform and mortality rates

Study in Annals of Internal Medicine analyzes the reform’s effects, including a 2.9% decrease in mortality since its 2006 implementation.

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ISIS-controlled territory (Wikimedia)

Crisis in Iraq: Research perspectives and background

A review of recent studies gives perspective on the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a violent jihadist group with global ambitions.

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The impact of global warming on future heat waves

Research indicates that within 50 years, climate change could cause heat waves to occur 3.5 to 6.4 times more frequently in the eastern U.S.

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U.S. county-level population distribution (Wikimedia)

White U.S. citizens and a “majority-minority” America

Study in Psychological Science looks at the potential responses of white Americans to future demographic shifts in the United States.

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