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10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

The secret to wombat poop, how skies turn orange, and what a cold ocean blob could mean for the climate.

Why do we care how smart animals are?

Intelligence plays a role in how we treat them. Maybe it shouldn’t.

The uncertain prospects for police reform in the Senate, explained

Lawmakers are searching for a compromise on qualified immunity that may not materialize.

I could have been Ma’Khia Bryant

Like Ma’Khia Bryant, I was exposed violence at a young age. I needed help, not bullets.

How climate became the centerpiece of Biden’s economic agenda

The politics and urgency around climate change are shifting.

Germany contained Covid-19. Politics brought it back.

Germany was returning to normal last summer. Then Covid-19 surged.

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Is nuclear energy good or bad?

Listen to the Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer explain the arguments and then decide for yourself.

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The Supreme Court’s “cursing cheerleader” case could reshape students’ First Amendment rights

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The history of police killing children in America

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Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

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Wildlife is in peril, but that doesn’t mean conservation has failed

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This climate policy expert is taking over Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion Earth Fund

Elon Musk’s $150 million charity spending spree

Why Apple’s latest gadget is catching the attention of antitrust regulators

Now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted, here’s what happens next

India can’t vaccinate its way out of its latest Covid-19 surge


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Biden wants to convince the world America can be trusted on climate change

The Derek Chauvin guilty verdict is a huge outlier

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Just because you can work from home doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed to

Which jobs are heading back to the office and which can stay home varies widely.

Why Biden still hasn’t raised the refugee cap

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Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19.

We have enough proof

Why is it so hard to prosecute police? It starts with the investigation.

Our criminal justice system is still broken

Taylor Swift’s songs haven’t changed. But she has.

The wild frontier of animal welfare

Should humans care whether creatures live good lives, even in the forests or jungles? A group of philosophers and scientists has an unorthodox answer.

Why Best Picture nominee Sound of Metal resonates

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“It’s deep. It’s dark. It’s elusive.” The ocean’s twilight zone is full of wonders.

This stunning timelapse shows the megadrought’s toll on the West’s largest reservoir

Amazon will let you pay with your palm in some Whole Foods stores

The complicated relief of the Chauvin verdict

Biden urges Congress to not look away from George Floyd

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Why Chauvin’s conviction matters

What Maxine Waters actually said about the Chauvin trial