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Finding the best ways to do good.

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

20 years, $6 trillion, 900,000 lives

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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

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The economic case for letting in as many refugees as possible

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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

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic

The state of the plant-based food industry

Can we save the planet by shrinking the economy?

“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

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”

Don’t worry about inflation

Why we love drugs

The child tax credit is blowing up on TikTok. That should tell lawmakers something.

Biden’s biggest anti-poverty plan has launched. He can still make it even better.

It’s hard to make chickenless chicken delicious. Has Beyond Meat cracked the code?

The Democratic plan to smash poverty for seniors and people with disabilities

7 questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

What if the truth isn’t out there?

What we owe to future generations

We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.

The biggest problem with eating insects isn’t the “ew” factor