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  • VIP in 2015: More Elections, Better Data

    The Voting Information Project (VIP), developed by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Google, and election officials nationwide, offers cutting-edge tools that give voters access to the customized data they need on or before Election Day, such as polling place and ballot information. After a successful election season in 2014, VIP has made significant strides this year toward covering a greater share of... Read More

  • Patterns of a Predator

    Experts have long thought that some sharks roamed entire oceans without a place to call home, but a recent scientific review  of global data challenges that entrenched notion. The analysis, published in the annual review of Marine Science, January 2015, reveals that sharks live their lives in geographic patterns and that observing the order of their behaviors can help tailor... Read More

  • A 21st-Century Cure for Prescription Drug Abuse

    This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup on the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation designed to speed the discovery, development, and delivery of lifesaving drugs and devices. As part of this proposal, legislators included provisions that can help address America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. Read More

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