Author: Anne Li

This 16-year-old and her family are fighting to save a scientific icon in West Virginia

Nestled in the hills in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is the Green Bank Telescope. At 485 feet tall and about 300 feet across, it’s the largest fully-steerable telescope in the world, and it belongs to Green Bank Observatory. Since the observatory opened in 1957, researchers have used the facility to make […]

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Once-promised health and retirement benefits for union miners will disappear if Congress doesn’t act by May 1

The United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds sent a letter to retired miners warning them that their health benefits won’t continue after May 1, 2017, if Congress doesn’t act by the end of April. In December 2016, Congress voted to temporarily extend a pension and benefits fund that would provide […]

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