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How to stop the next falling space rocket

International law governing rocket reentry is too lax.

Biden agreed to waive vaccine patents. But will that help get doses out faster?

Vaccinating the world will be tough. Here’s what intellectual property waivers can and can’t do.

The outsize importance of SNL, explained by the Elon Musk hosting controversy

Don’t be mad about Elon Musk hosting SNL. Be mad about SNL’s misplaced cultural relevance.

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Fortnite fights Apple for your phone

One of the world's biggest video games is suing one of the world's biggest tech companies.

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The great American chicken wing shortage is upon us

There’s a better way to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves

Rachel Cusk’s lovely, vicious Second Place seethes with the desires of a woman on the verge

Apple has an antitrust problem. Here’s one way to solve it.

Right-wing coffee companies want to make coffee great again

The census shows the US needs to increase immigration — by a lot

Here’s just how much people have stopped talking about Trump on Facebook and Twitter

Will Covid-19 vaccines protect you against variants? 9 questions about variants, answered.

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Anti-vaxxers aren’t the cause of America’s dropping vaccine rates

“Talk to your doctor” might be key to easing concerns about the vaccine


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The "hundred days" myth

Vox's Andrew Prokop joins Matt and Dara to talk about whether or not we should care about a president's "first hundred days"

The First Amendment has a Facebook problem

Trump is Facebook’s problem, again

The second wave of “cancel culture”

Biden’s plan to make America less terrible for parents

Why getting vaccinated for Covid-19 is more popular in the UK than in the US

How China could force Biden’s hand on defending Taiwan

What does it mean to be Asian American?

The inadequacy of the term “Asian American”

What’s with these invasive “crazy” worms and why can’t we get rid of them?

Donald Trump won’t be coming back to Facebook anytime soon

Iowa is making it harder to be a low-income renter

The weird science of the placebo effect keeps getting more interesting

Online shopping changed, and we barely noticed

What’s behind Arizona’s bizarre, haphazard, and highly partisan “audit” of the 2020 election

The biggest impact of the Gates divorce may have nothing to do with the Gates Foundation

Trump’s new communication tool is more like a blog

The logic of Biden’s new July 4 vaccination goal

India’s ruling party lost a key election. It’s worrying that it even stood a chance.

After four years of inaction, the EPA is finally regulating this superpollutant

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