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Science & Health

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

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

The US has never recorded this many positive flu tests in one week

Lots of bad science still gets published. Here’s how we can change that.

The mystery of the mimic plant

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

There’s no such thing as a good cold

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

Why Americans will pay higher natural gas prices this winter

How to make Covid the last pandemic

The White House’s plan to colonize the moon, briefly explained

Will America continue to turn away from vaccines?

Here are the first moon photos from NASA’s Artemis I mission

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

Syphilis rates are soaring in South Dakota’s American Indian communities. What’s going on?

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The midterm culture war over plant-based meat

No one knows what “nature-based solutions” are

Space is deadly. NASA’s Artemis mission will help us learn how to survive it.

NASA’s rules for astronaut posting: No TikTok, don’t embarrass us

This flu season is looking really scary, in one chart

Biden says America is doing its part to prevent “climate hell.” Is it?

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6 wins and 2 losses on climate in the midterms

A mountain, a tower, a thermos of molten salt. These are the batteries that could power our renewable future.

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11 midterm races that could shape our climate future

Money speaks louder than ever at this week’s UN climate negotiations

This RSV season is scary. Hospital staffing shortages are scarier.

The FCC wants to regulate space. Have fun!

The surprising value of a small patch of grass

Malawi scientists have a plan to fight one of their country’s biggest killers

Your free pandemic health perks are on the way out

New RSV vaccines are coming. This is very, very good news.

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What’s at stake for Biden’s climate agenda in the midterms

What Lula’s stunning victory means for the imperiled Amazon rainforest

Consumers, not corporations, saved the power grid. What else can we do?

How tech is helping us talk to animals

We want your feedback. Help Vox’s biodiversity reporting.

Joe Biden just signed an international climate treaty. And Mitch McConnell voted for it.

The strange, savage life of a freshwater mussel

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How logging, a Nike founder, and the alt-right warped the Oregon governor’s race

Why everybody you know is sick right now