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Can we stop the next pandemic by seeking out deadly viruses in the wild?

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The horrific bird flu that’s wiped out 36 million chickens and turkeys, explained

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How to give future humans a voice in government

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The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained

Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it.

Over 60 million Americans have taxes so simple the IRS could do them automatically

How to eat less meat: A practical guide

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Congress’s epic pandemic funding failure

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