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The post-antibiotic era is here

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Activists want Congress to ban facial recognition. So they scanned lawmakers’ faces.

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Dopamine fasting is Silicon Valley’s hot new trend. Is it backed by science?


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Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

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How biohackers are trying to upgrade their brains, their bodies — and human nature

The global crackdown on parents who refuse vaccines for their kids is on

Why we need a more forgiving legal system

Why Bernie Sanders and AOC are targeting public housing in the first Green New Deal bill

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We never really got rid of the plague. 2 people in China just caught it.

Google’s former CEO just committed another $1 billion to charity. But he’s spending it on buzzwords.

These uses of CO2 could cut emissions — and make trillions of dollars

The law that’s helping fuel Delhi’s deadly air pollution

A bill on President Trump’s desk would make animal cruelty a federal crime

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? I asked 9 experts.

The Trump Foundation was a sham. We have no idea how many other foundations are, too.

Bashing Bill Gates lets the rest of the billionaire class off the hook

The government keeps its use of facial recognition tech secret. The ACLU is suing.

The many places you can buy Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, in one chart

Why the left should worry more about AI

Human extinction would be a uniquely awful tragedy. Why don’t we act like it?

Bill Gates on Elizabeth Warren, Jeffrey Epstein, and why he’d pay more — but not too much more — in taxes

The movement to make workers’ schedules more humane

The Paris climate agreement is at risk of falling apart in the 2020s

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The brutal mirror: what the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life

Silicon Valley billionaires keep getting richer no matter how much money they give away

An artificial intelligence company backed by Microsoft is helping Israel surveil Palestinians

Beware companies that promote “buy one, give one” charity

A wealth tax could have unpredictable effects on politics and philanthropy

More than 50,000 people are set to get a basic income in a Brazilian city

Denny’s is selling Beyond Burgers now

A crucial federal program tracking dangerous diseases is shutting down

Wildfires and blackouts mean Californians need solar panels and microgrids

AI could be a disaster for humanity. A top computer scientist thinks he has the solution.

Is biohacking ethical? It’s complicated. A new Netflix series explains why.

Study: US air pollution deaths increased by 9,700 a year from 2016 to 2018

Basic income can’t do enough to help workers displaced by technology

How Don Hertzfeldt made his mind-bending stick figure animation into a strange and terrific book

Tom Steyer shouldn’t be running for president

Watch this robot solve a Rubik’s Cube one-handed

Have we gotten any happier over 200 years? Researchers analyzed millions of books to find out.

The Nobel Prize in economics goes to 3 groundbreaking anti-poverty researchers

Watch the first-ever video of pigs using tools with no human prompting