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Scientists have estimated the cost of stopping 11 diseases that could kill millions in a pandemic

Creating new vaccines will cost billions, but it may be worth it to avoid the next Spanish flu.

To defend journalism, we need to defend the truth and not just journalists

Trump embraces physical attacks on journalists because he wants to get away with lying.

In the age of Instagram museums, what happens to haunted houses?

The Halloween experience in 2018 is less spooky and more selfies.

“Hidden Tribes,” the new report centrists are using to explain away polarization, explained

Is there really an "exhausted majority" of Americans against partisanship? Probably not.

It’s okay to let your transgender kid transition — even if they might change their mind in the future

The interventions doctors recommend for kids who want to transition medically are completely safe and reversible.

Genetics has learned a ton — mostly about white people. That’s a problem.

The overwhelming whiteness of genetics research is holding back medicine.

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Judy Blume’s seminal Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is becoming a movie

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Justice Department charges Russian national with conspiring to interfere with 2018 midterms

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