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Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines

It is absolutely time to panic about climate change

Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?

Steve Irwin said, “My mission ... is to save wildlife.” He did.

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

These volunteers get malaria on purpose so we’ll know how to fight it

“Zombie deer disease,” a mad cow-like infection spreading in the US, explained

Astronomers are asking kids to help them contact aliens

Why we can’t look away from before-and-after pictures

The FDA says buying young people’s blood won’t stop you from aging

Karl Lagerfeld lost 92 pounds using a diet he called a “sort of punishment”

“I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.”

Depictions of mental illness can save lives. But A Star Is Born gets one thing very wrong.

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

There’s good news about the flu vaccine this year, especially for kids

Biologists are trying to make bird flu easier to spread. Can we not?

How one scientist coped when AI beat him at his life’s work

Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: an atmospheric river has soaked California

California has 149 million dead trees ready to ignite like a matchbook

No, the Green New Deal won’t threaten the grid

“Patient influencers” are the latest Instagram trend, and they want to sell you drugs and devices

A California coalition is tackling one of the hardest, unsexiest parts of climate policy

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease

Trump’s second presidential physical exam, explained

False Positive

NASA’s Opportunity rover is dead. Here’s what it saw during its 14 years on Mars. 

FEMA Administrator Brock Long steps down

Oxytocin, the so-called “hug hormone,” is way more sophisticated than we thought

This Mediterranean diet study was hugely impactful. The science has fallen apart.

The history of dating reveals how consumerism has hijacked courtship

Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050

The limits of ancestry DNA tests, explained

Vaping gone viral: the astonishing surge in teens’ e-cigarette use

Ever tried telling a teen to stop Juuling? These experts have a tip.

The human feet that routinely wash ashore in the Pacific Northwest, explained

The exercise “recovery” industry is largely bogus

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was the first scientist to isolate caffeine

Why your desk job is so damn exhausting

Netflix gives Gwyneth Paltrow’s health hogwash a bigger platform with new series

There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.