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CHIP funding is latest victim of DC dysfunction

(CNN)Ari Richter grabs the finger-stick glucose monitor from his mother’s hand, insisting that he can do it himself. The 4-year-old presses the point against his chubby index finger until it pricks the skin to release a droplet of blood. A letter that came last week from the state of Colorado warned that Ari’s insurance program, called the Children’s Health Insurance ...

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Annalisa van den Berghs 4,000 Miles of Portraits (Photos)

Annalisa van den Bergh had ridden her bike across the country before. But when the 25-year-old life-long New Yorker was laid off, she decided to embark on the treacherous journey yet again. She packed her bags, got her bikean REI Novara Randoneeand set off on her over 4,000-mile trip on the iconic TransAmerica trail. But this time, she had a ...

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Engineers 3D print a living tattoo with a new kind of ink

Bulky, electronics-filled wearables are on the out. MIT researchers have developed a new kind of “living tattoo” that could be used in place of today’s wearable sensors and touch displays. The tattoo, 3D-printed using genetically programmed bacterial cells, can light up when it detects various environmental stimuli. The researchers tested their technique by printing out a thin living tattoo shaped ...

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Animal agriculture is choking the Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron

Film-maker James Cameron and environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron writes that to preserve Americas majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations leaders must be pressed to address foods environmental impact Our collective minds are stuck on this idea that talking about foods environmental impact risks taking something very intimate away from us. In fact its just the opposite. ...

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Ask the tough questions

(CNN)While freedom of the press is a right spelled out in the Constitution and upheld by the courts, it is also every single American citizen’s responsibility to foster and protect. The good news, according to Sesno, is that such a culture already exists in the United States. And as long as we continue to question — and to support those ...

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How your blood may predict your future health

New research into bloodstream biomarkers aims to unlock the full impact of social status on peoples lifetime health outcomes. The key is exposure to stress Health is a well-known lower down the socioeconomic ladder you started. The intriguing thing is, nobody exactly knows why. Tempting though it is to blame the usual suspects statin drugs, can demonstrably improve those peoples ...

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