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Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

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Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush

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The WHO approval of the first malaria vaccine is a big deal

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Self-driving cars: The 21st-century trolley problem

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When the world actually solved an environmental crisis

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Why 4 companies control the beef industry

The worst horrors of factory farming could soon be phased out in Europe

Why you’re not getting a delta-specific booster yet

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Advice for a young idealist: Find a lonely cause

America’s car crash epidemic

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AI’s Islamophobia problem

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California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

20 years, $6 trillion, 900,000 lives

America needs to decide how much Covid-19 risk it will tolerate

We’ve been radically underestimating the true cost of our carbon footprint

One of the worst public health dangers of the past century has finally been eradicated 

The lab leak hypothesis — true or not — should teach us a lesson

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic

The state of the plant-based food industry

How a cheap antidepressant emerged as a promising Covid-19 treatment

“It’s a moral obligation”: How a Black bioethicist makes the case for vaccination to people of color

How to develop vaccines faster before the next pandemic

4 lessons from the early pandemic that no longer apply

The economic case for letting in as many refugees as possible

Will the Taliban roll back two decades of public health progress in Afghanistan?


How the US made affordable homes illegal

We have to accept some risk of Covid-19

The fight over cage-free eggs and bacon in California, explained

What a meatless future could mean for farmers

Delta is surging. Your boss wants you in the office. Is it safe?

The best way to avoid future variants is to vaccinate the world

Breakthrough cases aren’t the cause of the US Covid-19 surge

Can we save the planet by shrinking the economy?

It’s hard to be a moral person. Technology is making it harder.

Mandate the vaccine, not masks

Does Congress know what it would take to stop the next pandemic?

Jane Goodall reveals what studying chimpanzees teaches us about human nature

“I can’t tell you how relieved I was”

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