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Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good.

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It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars?

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Having fewer kids will not save the climate

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A radio signal is coming from space every 16 days. What the hell is it?

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Tech billionaires give away billions — but it’s just a small fraction of their staggering wealth

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The topless protesters disrupting Bernie Sanders rallies, explained

Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map

Donating $10 billion isn’t the best way for Jeff Bezos to fight climate change

11 questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, answered

The coronavirus cruise ship quarantine is a scary public health experiment

Jeff Bezos just made one of the largest charitable gifts ever

Why prediction markets are bad at predicting who’ll be president 

The surprising strategy behind the Gates Foundation’s success

Women in science are up against a lot of unconscious bias. Here’s how to fight it.

The next deadly pathogen could come from a rogue scientist. Here’s how we can prevent that.

Future Perfect, explained

The 2 most controversial national security items in Trump’s new budget

China hid the severity of its coronavirus outbreak and muzzled whistleblowers — because it can

The surprising altruism of babies

We don’t talk enough about animal suffering. That’s why Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech matters.

Scientists are identifying potential treatments for coronavirus via artificial intelligence

Americans have fewer kids than they say they want. Alaska has a solution.

Scrambled eggs made out of beans: A surprisingly good idea

Don’t scold people for worrying about the coronavirus

What happens next in the coronavirus outbreak? We mapped 8 scenarios.

How Canada lifted nearly 300,000 kids out of poverty in a single year

China’s draconian response to the new coronavirus, explained by a China expert

“No country is fully prepared”: Why the coronavirus outbreak is a huge wake-up call

KFC is now selling vegan chicken nuggets in 2 major cities

The moral philosophy of The Good Place

This climate problem is bigger than cars and much harder to solve

How The Good Place taught moral philosophy to its characters — and its creators

Is it safe to travel during the coronavirus outbreak? An infectious disease specialist explains.

Is your college using facial recognition on you? Check this scorecard.

Can you guess which Americans are most into plant-based meat?

“This could be a massive disaster”: What happens if the coronavirus hits China’s internment camps?

The 2 key questions that will determine if the coronavirus outbreak becomes a pandemic

Denny’s is now offering Beyond Burgers nationwide

The Joe Rogan controversy revealed something important about the American left

Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on?

Is it okay to sacrifice one person to save many? How you answer depends on where you’re from.

The coronavirus outbreak is not yet a global health emergency, WHO says

The Doomsday Clock is now at “100 seconds to midnight.” Here’s what that means.

Kansas’s ag-gag law has been ruled unconstitutional