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Science & Health

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

Pandemic school reopenings were not just about politics

The problem of global energy inequity, explained by American refrigerators

Why the FDA rejected fluvoxamine as a Covid-19 drug

The air conditioning paradox

Flight delayed? Blame a spaceship.

Carrick Flynn may be 2022’s unlikeliest candidate. Here’s why he’s running.

A nurse was just sentenced to 3 years of probation for a lethal medical error

4 questions about long Covid experts wish they could answer

What’s killing the world’s biggest fish?

Why pet food is so doggone expensive

The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained

The solution to “differential demography” is more migration

Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it.

Can we stop the next pandemic by seeking out deadly viruses in the wild?

This is what we need to invent to fight climate change

The massive, unregulated source of plastic pollution you’ve probably never heard of

How many people have died from the Covid-19 crisis?

These batteries work from home

The horrific bird flu that’s wiped out 36 million chickens and turkeys, explained

A better solution to America’s big hurricane problem

A nurse made a fatal error. Why was she charged with a crime?

America is trying to fix the chip shortage one factory at a time

The long-shot campaign to get big banks out of fossil fuels

Time is running out for Biden’s EPA to act on climate

Where forests disappeared last year, in one chart

One-fifth of all crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles are threatened with extinction

7 ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is fracturing the delicate peace in the Arctic

Hacking coral sex to save an ecosystem in peril

Yes, you can actually do something about climate change

How to save the planet from the largest vehicles on Earth

The underwater “eye” that is unlocking ocean secrets

There’s a climate solution hiding in our walls 

Clean energy is buried at the bottom of abandoned oil wells

How to build a better battery

The hydrogen energy dream

Tech Support: Solutions for a warming world

How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

How China’s zero-Covid policy is failing Shanghai

Everything Everywhere All at Once, explained by a quantum physicist