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Morehouse’s student loan forgiveness is an incredibly useful economics experiment

A celebrity biohacker who sells DIY gene-editing kits is under investigation

Little Caesars is the latest chain where you can try out meatless meat

This economics journal only publishes results that are no big deal

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These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future.

Artificial intelligence can now make art. Artists, don’t panic.

12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them

San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too.

The Sackler family made their fortune in opioids — and museums are rejecting their donations

A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s ... pretty good.

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Alice Rivlin shaped every major policy debate of the past 40 years

The world’s richest institutions invest in fossil fuels. Activists are changing that.

How bad prosecutors fuel America’s mass incarceration problem

San Francisco’s facial recognition technology ban, explained

The cure for your next infection may come from sewage

The rapid development of AI has benefits — and poses serious risks

Impossible Foods’ meatless burgers have made it a $2 billion company

Trump wants to change how poverty is calculated — to make fewer people eligible for benefits

Egg-laying hens live in horrific conditions. Washington state just passed a law to change that.

How humanity is winning the war on child mortality, in one chart

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease

Denver just voted to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity

Why some people fear AI, explained.

Ranking celebrity chef cookbooks ... by how many animals their recipes kill

Elizabeth Warren’s $100 billion plan to fight the opioid epidemic, explained

China’s secret internment camps

A million species are at risk of extinction. Humans are to blame.

Our antibiotics are becoming useless

Why foreign aid is getting better at saving lives

Cory Booker now has the most ambitious gun control proposal of any 2020 candidate

Why it’s so hard to prove that 13 Reasons Why caused an increase in suicide

Meet the Canadian doctor who prescribes money to low-income patients

Beyond Meat is going public. Meat alternatives are going mainstream.

Democrats have united around a plan to dramatically cut child poverty

Sigal Samuel answers 8 key questions about the Chinese crackdown on Uighur Muslims

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

Here’s how much the winters and summers in the city closest to you may change in about 30 years.

Amy Klobuchar has a plan to reverse the war on drugs — and doesn’t need Congress to do it

Every Burger King in the country will have meatless Whoppers by the end of the year

The growing backlash against facial recognition tech

Why the climate protests that disrupted London were different

Cory Booker is winning the charity primary

Sigal Samuel has investigated China’s brutal crackdown on Uighur Muslims. Ask her anything.

Beyond Meat is going public. Investors are betting on a new future for food.