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Science & Health

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

Two confusing questions about Covid-19 boosters, answered

One of the billionaire scientists behind the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on what’s next

How technology has inspired neuroscientists to reimagine the brain

The space debris problem is getting dangerous

What the world did and didn’t accomplish at COP26

How a simple solution slashed child mortality in rural Kenyan villages

The big questions about Covid-19 booster shots

Rich countries still don’t want to pay their climate change tab

5 things to know about the big climate conference in Glasgow

Why are rich countries still monopolizing Covid-19 vaccines?

The case for mandating Covid-19 vaccines for kids

It’s time to freak out about methane emissions

The complicated promise of Amazon’s space internet

The curious case of the ancient whale bones

Covid-19 vaccines for young kids are a big step toward a new normal

Biden’s $27 billion bet on forests

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Are “net-zero” climate targets just hot air?

What the oil industry still won’t tell us

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

Biden’s Plan B for the climate crisis, explained

Jeff Bezos wants a low-orbit office park to replace the ISS

Playdates are ruining all the fun

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

The myth of the climate moderate

Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush

Why Merck’s Covid-19 pill molnupiravir could be so important

A better way to legalize marijuana

The US is closer than ever before to making major progress on the climate crisis

How the risk of Covid-19 for kids compares to other dangers

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

Our amazing sense of touch, explained by a Nobel laureate

How the Nobel Prizes skew science

Why the Huntington Beach oil spill is so harmful to wildlife

Earth’s climate is chaotic. The winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics found patterns in the noise.

The status games we all play

Kilauea is erupting in Hawaii. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

An “attack on American cities” is freezing climate action in its tracks

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