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National Air and Space Museum will display Star Wars X-Wing starfighter

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will display an X-wing Starfighter in the newly renovated building on the National Mall starting late next year. The...

What’s a capital gain and how is it taxed?

President Joe Biden proposed doubling the tax wealthy people pay on their capital gains. Under the plan, which he presented during an April 28, 2021,...

Prince Harry’s critics have a point: woke capitalism is no solution

Prince Harry has copped a pasting in the British media for his new job as “chief impact officer” with Silicon Valley startup BetterUp. His role,...

This hobby may help protect against cognitive decline in older people

In a recent study at the University of Helsinki, researchers found that choir singing can improve cognitive functioning in the elderly. The study is published...

Covid-19 pandemic results in 40,000 children losing a parent

In a new study from Stony Brook University, researchers found that around 40,000 children (est. between 37,000 and 43,000) had lost a parent due...

A year of COVID-19 lockdown is putting kids at risk of allergies, asthma and...

 “Eat dirt!” is a phrase I remember well. It was in the title of an article published by Harvard University environmental health professor, Dr. Scott...

Calming us down or revving us up, music can be good for the heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached for the car radio. "I felt my heartbeat rise,"...

Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade

It’s estimated that 90% of the world’s trade is transported by sea. As consumers, we rarely give much thought to how the things we buy...

When COVID-19 strikes a family

Fred Godfrey thought the COVID-19 pandemic was “hogwash”, as he put it. “I didn’t think I needed the stupid mask and that I knew better...

Why we should abolish daylight saving time

Springing forward doesn’t just make for a sleepy Monday morning; it also affects your health and your safety. That’s why experts are calling for an...