Dec 3, 2013, 12:29 pm EST
President Barack Obama, announced on Monday, that he is moving $100 million toward a research project to fight HIV.
The research project will be handled by the National Institutes of Health and will work to find a way cure for HIV, the Associated Press notes.
“We will stand with you through every step of this journey until we reach the day possible when all men and women can protect themselves from infection, a day when all people with HIV infection have access to treatment to save their lives,” President Obama told Politico. Read
Nov 27, 2013, 12:59 pm EST
A recent poll show that Americans are mixed on Obamacare.
The poll, which was conducted by ORC International for CNN, shows that roughly 60% of Americans oppose Obamacare. 41% of the 843 Americans that were questioned about Obamacare believe that the law is too liberal. However, 14% of Americans think that the law isn’t liberal enough, reports CNN.
According to CNN’s poll, 53% of Americans believe its too soon to tell if Obamacare has failed, while 40% say that it’s a failure. Read
Nov 26, 2013, 3:01 pm EST
A study claims that the U.S. is emitting more methane than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has reported.
According to the study, the United States emitted 49 million tons of methane into the air in 2008. This is more than the 32 million tons of methane that the EPA had estimated. This could mean that methane is a larger contributor to global warming than scientist previously thought. Methane doesn’t stay in the air as long as carbon dioxide does, but it is 21 times better at snaring heat than carbon dioxide, reports Yahoo.
The study used measurements from almost 13,000 airplanes and tall buildings to assemble its data. It found that one-fourth of the methane emissions in the United States are coming from three states in particular: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The information for the study was collected in 2008 and researchers have yet to examine their data from 2012, Yahoo notes. Read