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Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good.

A new investigation exposes the stomach-churning practice that goes into making your bacon

What’s going on with your lightbulbs?

How should we remember Trinity Site, where the first nuclear bomb was tested?

Is it defamation to point out scientific research fraud?

Half the world is at risk of dengue. Why is there no universal way to prevent it?

Why a “room-temperature superconductor” would be a huge deal

ChatGPT could make bioterrorism horrifyingly easy

Chickens are taking over the planet

It’s time for a new atomic altruism

Are carbon offsets all they’re cracked up to be? We tracked one from Kenya to England to find out.

Undercover audio of a Tyson employee reveals “free-range” chicken is meaningless

Why Meta’s move to make its new AI open source is more dangerous than you think

Using AI, scientists bring Neanderthal antibiotics back from extinction

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The AI rules that US policymakers are considering, explained

America’s most popular dog wasn’t bred for this heat

What can caged lab monkeys tell us about free human beings?

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How “windfall profits” from AI companies could fund a universal basic income

Republicans are threatening to sabotage George W. Bush’s greatest accomplishment

It’s time to close the gene synthesis loophole that could lead to a human-made pandemic

Birds have co-opted our anti-bird weapons in a genius counterattack

Psychedelics might revolutionize therapy. What happens if you remove the trip?

Inside the Republican effort to force millions of farm animals back into cages

No-kill chicken tastes like chicken. Because it is.

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“Cry baby scientist”: What Oppenheimer the film gets wrong about Oppenheimer the man

The FDA approved a new preventive shot for RSV, the leading cause of US infant hospitalization

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The true story behind Oppenheimer’s atomic test — and how it just might have ended the world

Why ultra-green Germany turned its back on nuclear energy

Telephone operation was a good career for women. Then it got automated.

What’s worse than a cruel animal experiment? A cruel and fake animal experiment.

Poverty is a major public health crisis. Let’s treat it like one.

There’s no such thing as a disaster-resistant place anymore

Stop looking to Mother Nature for answers to resource questions

Scientists unveil the key site that shows we’re in a new climate epoch

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An unusual way to figure out if humanity is toast

What 1,000 years of history can teach us about making the economy of AI work for everyone

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You’re going on vacation. What should you do with your pet?

How abortion bans will strain an already failing foster system

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AI is a “tragedy of the commons.” We’ve got solutions for that.

We finally have malaria vaccines. The next hurdle: Distributing them.

New York’s long and winding road to congestion pricing

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