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  • April 2, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    Click on the map above for an interactive version. Recently, PBS NewsHour reported from Texas in collaboration with the public media project StateImpact Texas to look at how dry conditions have caused towns to struggle with extreme water shortages. Now, … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    Coral eggs are rich in waxy fat, which provides energy during development, and buoyancy, helping them float to the ocean surface during spawning. Photo by Heyward & Negri, AIMS Once a year, shortly after a full moon, many corals undergo … Continue reading

  • July 29, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Flickr user hakaider. Has all the talk about the debt ceiling left you wanting to reach for a cold one? Or several? How likely are they to be drowning their sorrows elsewhere in the world? You might not … Continue reading

  • July 29, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Photo by Flickr user hakaider. Has all the talk about the debt ceiling left you wanting to reach for a cold one? Or several? How are they likely to be drowning their sorrows elsewhere in the world? You might not … Continue reading

  • July 15, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Once again, the Making Sen$e audience has spoken. Once again, the results are lopsided. Recently, we polled you on my hat(s): “great” or “goofy”? You accentuated the positive, latched onto the affirmative, and chose “great” over “goofy” by a margin … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Daily U.S. Government Income and Expenditures: Use the slide bar to see how Treasury’s cash deficit is projected to grow if the debt ceiling is reached, starting with Aug. 3. Mouse over the red points to see the running deficit … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Daily U.S. Government Income and Expenditures: Use the slide bar to see how Treasury’s cash deficit is projected to grow if the debt ceiling is reached, starting with Aug. 3. Mouse over the red points to see the running deficit … Continue reading

  • June 28, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    This month’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index is out and, rather than paraphrase or plagiarize Phil Izzo’s succinct account for The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics blog, how about we reproduce it? S&P/Case-Shiller home-price data showed a gain for most … Continue reading

  • June 22, 2011   BY Diane Lincoln Estes  

    Well, no. Investment assumptions themselves don’t worsen the crisis, but as we explain in our story on Rhode Island on Wednesday’s broadcast, decisions about pension fund investment assumptions can mean higher taxes, lower pensions and bitter politics. Why? Because the … Continue reading

  • June 22, 2011   BY Diane Lincoln Estes  

    By Diane Lincoln Estes Well, no. Investment assumptions themselves don’t worsen the crisis but as we explain in our story on Rhode Island on Wednesday’s broadcast, decisions about pension fund investment assumptions can mean higher taxes, lower pensions and bitter … Continue reading

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