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Weekend Reads 4/7/18

Five-Day Hurricane Track Forecasts Are More Accurate Today Than Two-Day Forecasts 25 Years Ago

New technology, like high-definition satellites and other distant observing techniques, better computer model guidance, refined hurricane reconnaissance, drone flights and on-the-ground research have led to much better track forecasts in the last quarter-century.

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Weekend Reads 3/31/18

Trump's Legal Threats Backfire

As a skeezy reality-TV star in a third marriage governed by a tight pre-nuptial agreement, Trump could shrug off those reputational risks. As president, he cannot. They show up in polls.

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Weekend Reads 3/24/18

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Weekend Reads 3/10/18

The GOP's Tax-Cut Narrative Is Already Unraveling

In sum, the GOP tax cut is raising wages (except it isn’t); it’s good for stocks (except the market has been a nauseous mess all year); and it’s poised to grow the economy—so much so that the Fed is determined to choke off inflation and discourage more business investment, which will hurt economic growth.

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Weekend Reads 2/24/18

The Deep Space Eye in the Desert

The giant telescope will have 10 times the resolving power of the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing distant galaxies, the birth of stars, and the compositions of exoplanet atmospheres—a key field of research in the search for extraterrestrial life.

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Weekend Reads 2/17/18

Americans who understand how evolution works are more likely to accept it

Unfortunately, we found that knowledge about evolutionary theory is rather low; about 68 percent of participants failed our knowledge test, scoring less than 60 percent. So there's definitely room for improvement there.

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