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News and updates from the science team. Topics include genetics, infectious disease, psychology, and more.

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An oil executive is leading the UN climate summit. It’s going as well as you’d expect.

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Our love of orcas is making them miserable

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Why psychedelics produce some of the most meaningful experiences in people’s lives

US life expectancy no longer catastrophic, now merely bad

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Christopher Fuchs is revolutionizing how we understand our quantum reality

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Gul Dolen wants to harness psychedelics for healing

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David Kaplan is building an academic community for the future of meat

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Heidi Williams is steering the science of innovation toward progress

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Kristie Sullivan is quietly, and effectively, fighting animal testing

Mud libraries hold the story of the Earth’s climate past — and foretell its future


How bats carry deadly diseases without dying

What our brain chemistry says about free will

The US is normalizing the cruelest mass killing method to stop bird flu


Something weird happens when you keep squeezing

How to catch a scientific fraud

I’m getting malaria to help eradicate it (and you can too)

The mental health crisis among doctors is a problem for patients

These strange underwater animals could save our lives. If we don’t destroy them first.

The surprising scientific weirdness of glass

It’s not just Paris. There’s a “global resurgence” of bedbugs.

A rare “ring of fire” eclipse is happening Saturday

There’s a morning-after pill to prevent sexually transmitted infections

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El Niño is nowhere near done wreaking havoc on the world’s weather

The true story of how humans are searching for intelligent alien life

We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

Why you’ve never heard of this common eating disorder behavior — and why that’s a problem

It’s clearer than ever that we’re pushing the Amazon rainforest to its dreaded demise

The lifesaving, Nobel Prize-winning discovery that almost didn’t happen

Turns out the government can fine you for trashing space

The “new abnormal”: The rise of extreme flooding, briefly explained

9 ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

Scientists will unleash an army of crabs to help save Florida’s dying reef

A NASA asteroid sample just landed on Earth. It holds clues about the origins of life.

The bizarre new frontier for cell-cultivated meat: Lion burgers, tiger steaks, and mammoth meatballs

I visited a beautiful coral reef in 2022. What I saw there this summer shocked me.

10 of the biggest — and smallest — scientific mysteries

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Florida has become a zoo. A literal zoo.

The terrible paradox of air pollution and climate change

America’s most iconic coral reef is dying. Only one thing will save it.

Why are so many useless cold medicines littering pharmacy shelves?

Lead poisoning could be killing more people than HIV, malaria, and car accidents combined

Is there anything Ozempic can’t do?

New Covid vaccines are coming out. The CDC wants you to get one.