June 27, 2017

Who’s Searching for Electric Cars?

BMW 13 electric car. (photo by Kārlis Dambrāns, CC license)

As all-electric cars come down in price, sales are expected to surge. Some analysts predict that by 2035, more than 50 percent of all vehicles sold will be all-electric. Read More »

Impact of US Withdrawal from Climate Treaty

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It will probably be a few years before we really feel the effects of Trump’s new climate policies, so there’s also a chance we’ll have a new deal by then or a new president coming up in the near future, writes Kate Harveston . Read More »

7 Crazy Things That Will Happen As Sea Levels Rise

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Sea levels are currently rising, and that’s not good. But what exactly is going to happen. Here are 7 crazy things. Read More »

With Comey Gone, How Can Congress Investigate Russia

New York Times reported on May 10 that James Comey was fired after he sought more resources for the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation. (Photo by Rich Girard, CC license)

Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on. Read More »

Why We Choose Terrible Passwords, And How to Fix Them

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The first line of cyber defense is having a good password. What does research say about what that actually means? Read More »

One Way Trump Went Big League in His First 100 Days

President Donald Trump at his inauguration in Washington DC on January 20. (Photo via video stream)

The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny. Read More »

Would Trump’s Tax Cut Be the Biggest Ever? Fat Chance

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announcing massive tax reforms at a briefing in White House on April 26.

The bar for achieving that lofty goal was set almost 150 years ago when Congress cut taxes from as high as 10 percent to zero over two years. Read More »

Why You May Be Paying More Income Tax Than You Should

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The burden of filing our taxes appears to be growing, especially for those who tend to wait until the last minute to fill in their 1040s. Read More »

A Govt. Shutdown May Delay Billions in Tax Refunds

Even if Congress follows the spending levels set by the existing budget deal, a shutdown is still possible. (Photo by Stephen Melkisethian, CC license)

A two-week government shutdown, if Congress and President Trump fail reach an agreement on budget, would hold up the tax refunds of roughly 2.5 million families, delaying nearly $8 billion in refunds. Read More »

US Airstrike on Syria: What Next?

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Was this a one-off intervention – or a sign that Trump will undertake more of an effort to undermine the Assad regime? Read More »