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Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good.

How a simple solution slashed child mortality in rural Kenyan villages

Are we turning the corner on Covid-19 treatments?

One Good Thing: A documentary about Philly cops’ worst enemy becoming their DA

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The chicken industry’s worker safety problem

Would you donate to a charity that won’t pay out for centuries?

New technologies are promising a shortcut to enlightenment

The US is about to make the same pandemic preparedness mistake — again

Is it okay to harvest pig kidneys to save human lives?

How well can an AI mimic human ethics?

How biological detective work can reveal who engineered a virus

How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”

The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush

The trillion-dollar coin scheme, explained by the guy who invented it

The WHO approval of the first malaria vaccine is a big deal

Self-driving cars: The 21st-century trolley problem

When the world actually solved an environmental crisis

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Why 4 companies control the beef industry

The worst horrors of factory farming could soon be phased out in Europe

Why you’re not getting a delta-specific booster yet

How does progress happen?

Advice for a young idealist: Find a lonely cause

America’s car crash epidemic

AI’s Islamophobia problem

California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

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

20 years, $6 trillion, 900,000 lives

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

How a cheap antidepressant emerged as a promising Covid-19 treatment

4 lessons from the early pandemic that no longer apply

The economic case for letting in as many refugees as possible

Will the Taliban roll back two decades of public health progress in Afghanistan?

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How the US made affordable homes illegal

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

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