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How to depolarize a country

An expert makes a strong argument for transforming the way American elections work. But could it ever happen?

Why do we remember what we remember?

The mundane photographs that are helping scientists probe the mysteries of memory.

How you can get free N95 masks from the US government

You’ll soon be able to get free N95 respirator masks from your local pharmacy or community health center.

Why more Americans than ever are starting their own businesses 

Workers are quitting their jobs to become their own bosses.

The animal that’s everywhere and nowhere

Axolotls are among the most widespread amphibians on Earth. In the wild, they’re almost extinct.

How to avert an asteroid apocalypse

NASA’s effort to dodge giant space rocks is going surprisingly well.

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A Syrian war criminal is actually going to prison

Crimes against humanity are rarely prosecuted successfully, but a Syrian colonel got a life sentence for just that. Documentarian Adithya Sambamurthy explains how Germany is spearheading the effort.

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How trauma became the word of the decade

The very real psychiatric term has become so omnipresent in pop culture that some experts worry it’s losing its meaning.

Biden is defending key Trump immigration policies in court

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American democracy is under threat. But what is that threat, exactly?

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Can giving parents cash help with babies’ brain development?

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The Supreme Court will hear two cases that are likely to end affirmative action

The never-ending suffering of the legacyquel

The school shooting generation grows up

An early wave of survivors came of age in a wholly unprepared world. Now they’re in their 30s and 40s, grappling with the present.

Peloton’s big whoops

Democrats have had enough of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s obstruction

Biden promised a harder line on Saudi Arabia. Why can’t he deliver?

The best $65 I ever spent: A BDSM whip

US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

What Congress’s new election reform idea leaves out

Can Russia back down in Ukraine?

The hidden lesson in the new free Covid-19 tests


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What happens to voting rights now?

The plan to make it easier to vote has been fili-busted.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s final mindfulness lesson: How to die peacefully

Stop canceling normal people who go viral

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

Democrats may have to sacrifice something big for the climate

Big Food is ready to sell you more plant-based meat

Cheer shows how fame changes everything

What’s the point of digital clothes?

One Good Thing: Nothing in Criminal Minds makes sense and it’s perfect

This map may make you feel better about the state of the planet

How to spot the signs of long Covid — and what to do next

The M&Ms are different now

The frustrating Covid-19 test reimbursement process is a microcosm of US health care

The parents of the youngest children are not okay

Why Covid-19 is always one step ahead of the US response

The voting rights push in Congress is over. The fight for democracy isn’t.

Texas went big on oil. Earthquakes followed.

Wordle is a deceptively easy game for burnt-out pandemic shut-ins

Biden’s immigration polices have left Haitians stranded in Mexico

The world has moved on from Colleyville. American Jews can’t.

Democrats’ failure on filibuster reform will haunt them