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Known Unknowns
Known Unknowns
Antarctica Isn’t Melting as Fast as We Thought

A new study says Antarctic ice melting projections were off by as much as an order of magnitude.

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NASA Launches Carbon-Monitoring Satellite

A new NASA satellite will take a closer look at our planet’s carbon emissions. This will deepen our understanding, but it also reminds us how little we know about earth’s climate.

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Millennials, the ACA, and the Vortex of Ignorance

Two recent polls paint widely varying pictures about whether Gen Yers are likely to sign up for insurance, showing the dangers of expressing confidence about expected public action based on surveys, especially in a system as complex as US health care.

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Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.


Shocker! Who could have imagined?

Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

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