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Science & Health

News and updates from the health and science team. Topics include genetics, infectious disease, psychology, and more.

Why are American lives getting shorter?

The tricky business of putting a dollar value on a human life

Can capitalism and nature coexist?

America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

7 reasons our planet might not be doomed after all

The world has a new plan to save nature. Here’s how it works — and how it could fail.

One of our best Covid-19 treatments doesn’t work anymore. What now?

Manchin’s permitting reform effort is dead. Biden’s climate agenda could be a casualty.

5 experts share how to make day care less germy

World leaders are racing to protect nature — but the definition of one word is tripping them up

The first lab-grown seafood will be fancy

We have a genuine fusion energy breakthrough

NASA’s latest moon mission is the dawn of a new space age

The World Cup is missing its climate goals. It should still keep taking shots.

The weird Republican turn against corporate social responsibility

AI is finally good at stuff, and that’s a problem

Mauna Loa is erupting in Hawaii. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

The US has never recorded this many positive flu tests in one week

Lots of bad science still gets published. Here’s how we can change that.

The mystery of the mimic plant

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

There’s no such thing as a good cold

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

Why Americans will pay higher natural gas prices this winter

How to make Covid the last pandemic

The White House’s plan to colonize the moon, briefly explained

Will America continue to turn away from vaccines?

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

Syphilis rates are soaring in South Dakota’s American Indian communities. What’s going on?

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The midterm culture war over plant-based meat

No one knows what “nature-based solutions” are

Space is deadly. NASA’s Artemis mission will help us learn how to survive it.

NASA’s rules for astronaut posting: No TikTok, don’t embarrass us

This flu season is looking really scary, in one chart

Biden says America is doing its part to prevent “climate hell.” Is it?

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6 wins and 2 losses on climate in the midterms

A mountain, a tower, a thermos of molten salt. These are the batteries that could power our renewable future.

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11 midterm races that could shape our climate future