Scottsdale, Arizona - The New Year brings a lot of good intentions, including resolutions to lose weight, eat better and  live healthier. Starting off the New Year with an annual physical and several screening tests can help you make 2016 your healthiest yet.

Washington, DC - During the final months of 2015, more than 350 new two-year Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service and have begun their work in communities across Armenia, Fiji, Lesotho, Macedonia, Rwanda, Samoa, The Gambia, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Ukraine.

Washington, DC - The year began with a powerful nor’easter that dumped several feet of snow in Massachusetts, forcing major road closings and flight cancellations in the Northeast. In October, heavy rains in the Charleston, South Carolina area resulted in flooding that caused widespread losses. The year ended with deadly tornadoes and floods sweeping through the Midwest and the South.

Washington, DC - From food safety law to a heightened focus on food waste, there are so many exciting food and agriculture stories that continue to unfold every day. We’ll continue to cover the most important food issues in 2016, focusing on equity and sustainability in the food system to drive positive change. Here we have selected 16 stories that represent the most exciting food trends for 2016:

Washington, DC - Today the Department of Defense forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal to reform the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the statutory framework of the military justice system. The proposal is based on the recommendations of the Military Justice Review Group, which conducted a detailed analysis of each article of the UCMJ, including the historical background of the UCMJ, current practice, and comparison to federal civilian law.

Davis, California - We asked some of our UC Davis faculty and researchers what they would predict in the new year in their particular fields of research and expertise. Those predictions appear below by topic.