Here’s what’s new around the site in health, science, and environment news:
Doesn’t take a genius: Texting while driving is linked to truck crashes.
Healthcare headway: Cooperation in both the House and the Senate might not mean anything definitive, but Kevin Drum thinks it’s a pretty good sign.
Solar for the rest of us: The city of Berkeley issues bonds to cover the up-front costs of installing solar panels on private homes, then homeowmers pay the city back over time. Smart.
Not so bad after all: There’s already a popular single-payer healthcare plan the United States. It’s called Medicare.