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Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

The debate over so-called "net neutrality" has raged for more than a decade between tech entrepreneurs and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who deliver digital content to our computers and mobile devices. Scientific American takes a look at the FCC's proposed plans and clarifies what’s at stake for internet users.

July 12, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier

Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry

Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat.    

July 11, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

What Is a Pre-existing Condition?

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka “Trumpcare,” just passed the House of Representatives in hopes of repealing and replacing Obamacare. What is the controversy over pre-existing conditions? What is considered a pre-existing condition? And will you have to pay more for your plan if you have one?

July 1, 2017 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind