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Are microloans encouraging women to join risky multilevel marketing schemes?

Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

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The problem of global energy inequity, explained by American refrigerators

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Why the FDA rejected fluvoxamine as a Covid-19 drug

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The developing Covid crisis in Beijing, explained

Stop scolding people for worrying about monkeypox

The Supreme Court just okayed Biden’s “social cost of carbon.” It’s still way too low.

Countries are limiting food exports. It may make global hunger worse.

The plant-based future of food doesn’t always taste that great

Carrick Flynn may be 2022’s unlikeliest candidate. Here’s why he’s running.

How to eat less meat: A practical guide

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The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained

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How to give future humans a voice in government

The solution to “differential demography” is more migration

Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it.

Can we stop the next pandemic by seeking out deadly viruses in the wild?

The horrific bird flu that’s wiped out 36 million chickens and turkeys, explained

Over 60 million Americans have taxes so simple the IRS could do them automatically

Have we been thinking about economic growth all wrong?

An expert on why wars start, and how to prevent them

Where the guaranteed income movement is going next

Why popularism is good — to a point

The difference you make when you eat less meat

Why it’s so damn hard to make AI fair and unbiased

Who killed the expanded child tax credit?

How war in Ukraine is making people hungry in the Middle East

A new AI draws delightful and not-so-delightful images

How I (and US policymakers) got inflation wrong

They warned about pandemics before Covid-19. Now they have a $100 billion plan to stop the next one.

What the media needs to get right in the next pandemic

Can we 3D print a better face mask?

How to future-proof your life from pandemics and other threats

A survey on global mental well-being shows that the kids are not all right

America needs more doctors and nurses to survive the next pandemic

How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic

How to test and trace a virus we haven’t discovered yet

Why experts are terrified of a human-made pandemic — and what we can do to stop it

Finding the next pandemic virus before it finds us


We need to be developing vaccines for the next pandemic — right now