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What’s the best way to help extremely poor people? After 20 years, the evidence is in.

Does this AI know it’s alive?

If aliens are calling, let it go to voicemail

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How the US is failing refugees, in one chart

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When is an animal — or even an AI — a person?

Giving people cash is usually better than shipping them food

Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world

Why meat is so expensive right now

The environmental limits of eating local

What would it mean to treat guns the way we treat cars?

How to eat less meat: A practical guide

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How to prevent gun deaths without gun control

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About 200 years ago, the world started getting rich. Why?

A study gave cash and therapy to men at risk of criminal behavior. 10 years later, the results are in.

The increase in US births in 2021, 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

Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

The problem of global energy inequity, explained by American refrigerators

Why the FDA rejected fluvoxamine as a Covid-19 drug

The developing Covid crisis in Beijing, explained

Are microloans encouraging women to join risky multilevel marketing schemes?

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

The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained

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

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