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Science & Health

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

Russian cities are still choking under smoke from massive Siberian wildfires

This feminist gynecologist wants you to know your body and fight the patriarchy

Social media’s conspiracy theory problem isn’t going away

Fake autism treatments show the lengths parents will go to “cure” their kids

The GOP’s climate change dilemma

The fish tube is more than a meme. It could help save ecosystems.

Is it time to regulate biohacking? California thinks so.

The Endangered Species Act is incredibly popular and effective. Trump is weakening it anyway.

Colorado’s most powerful climate tool isn’t what you think

Getting to 100% renewables requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?

The Perseid meteor shower is the best of the year. Here’s how to watch.

4 ways to be smarter about land use to fight climate change

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Study: many of the “oldest” people in the world may not be as old as we think

How desire can warp our view of the world

This nonprofit just took a big step to make kidney donation in the US easier

Using electricity at different times of day could save us billions of dollars

Why we should let more foreign doctors practice in America

Tardigrades, the toughest animals on Earth, have crash-landed on the moon

This cartoon explains why predicting a mass shooting is impossible

Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.


How scientists colorize photos of space

Why Jay Inslee picked a fight with Joe Biden on climate change

22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”

The Democratic debates neglected one of America’s biggest public health crises

Air travel is a huge contributor to climate change. A new global movement wants you to be ashamed to fly.

The 4 best ideas from Jay Inslee’s new climate justice plan

From diagnostics to autopsy to burial, stillbirths are alarmingly expensive in America

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is tonight. Here’s how to watch.

Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st century

A “city-killing” asteroid just zipped by Earth. Why didn’t we see it coming?

If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen

108 degrees in Paris: Europe is shattering heat records this week

The man who wants to save humanity from nuclear winter

How a Bay Area ban on feeding squirrels and birds ended up saving their lives

Extremely powerful cosmic rays are raining down on us. No one knows where they come from.

The keto moment

Is GPS really ruining our brains?

The science of regrettable decisions

Who should get the HPV vaccine? The recommendations keep changing.