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Science & Health

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

The 747 is out. Green airplanes are in.

Avian flu is really bad for birds. What about for us?

What should be kept off-limits in a virology lab?

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

What can the world learn from China’s “zero-Covid” lockdown?

Clean energy is taking over the Texas grid. State officials are trying to stop it.

Gas stoves and the problematic politics of sacrifice

We pulled pandas back from the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, the rest of nature collapsed.

The Federal Reserve is starting a climate experiment

The “zombie” fungus in The Last of Us, explained by a biologist

5 myths about gas stoves, the latest culture war clash

Were bivalent boosters worth it?

How scientists discovered the universe is really freaking huge

Honey bees are not in peril. These bees are.

How torrential downpours make it harder for California to save up water

The biggest animal welfare crisis you’ve never heard of

Welcome to the era of weather whiplash

The gas stove regulation uproar, explained

The US was poised to pass the biggest environmental law in a generation. What went wrong?

Why is science slowing down?

The mystery of the mimic plant

Why your gas bill might be way higher this winter

Travel is almost back to pre-Covid levels. So are carbon dioxide emissions.

Elon Musk’s Starlink is only the beginning

Coming soon: Beef, coffee, and chocolate, without a side of environmental destruction

Big Meat just can’t quit antibiotics

The FDA could soon approve a new Alzheimer’s drug. Does this one actually work?

How the latest Covid-19 variant is shaping the course of the pandemic

California’s deadly floods won’t break the megadrought

The bitter civil war dividing American veterinarians

How an NFL hit could stop a heart

How you can take advantage of tax breaks in the Inflation Reduction Act

23 things we think will happen in 2023

22 predictions we made in 2022, and the 6 we got wrong

5 ways the US can fight climate change in 2023

Winter storms put the US power grid to the test. It failed.

Great news for germs

Why are American lives getting shorter?

The tricky business of putting a dollar value on a human life

Can capitalism and nature coexist?