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Science & Health

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

Having a kid won’t kill your marriage, and other parenting “truths” debunked

Americans love clean energy. Do they care if it includes nuclear?

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks Monday night. Here’s how to watch.

Fox News has united the right against the Green New Deal. The left remains divided.

Restaurants are too freaking loud. This app helps you shame them.

David Attenborough, the voice of Our Planet: “Things are going to get worse”

This book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

20 years after Columbine, the guns are still the problem

4/20, the marijuana holiday, explained

Assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in Congo — again. It’s a major setback.

David Roberts went to Barcelona to report on urban sustainability. Ask him anything.

Why measles is back in the US

Why shame is good

8 things everybody should know about measles

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

A closer look at Washington’s superb new 100% clean electricity bill

Why the Notre Dame fire was so destructive, according to fire experts

Denver may become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: “Holy shit.”

Women suffer needless pain because almost everything is designed for men

What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you

A new study finds the opioid epidemic has led to tens of billions in lost tax revenue

Why Fisher-Price is recalling a cult-favorite baby product

Sen. Ed Markey: “We are now in the era of the Green New Deal”

Male scientists are often cast as lone geniuses. Here’s what happened when a woman was.

The race to save the planet from plastic

2019 is shaping up to be a very bad year for measles

Del Taco’s newest “meat” taco is 100% meatless

Warning people off tainted drinking water may have killed children

Why is an MIT alum in Congress pretending he doesn’t know climate change is real?

The WHO just decided the latest Ebola outbreak is not a global emergency

The cheap and shady business of taking selfies with tigers

Could Barcelona’s plan to push out cars and build superblocks work in the US?

Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.

Walmart’s $25 insulin can’t fix the diabetes drug price crisis

Amazon says it’s a leader on fighting climate change. 5,000 employees disagree.

How to make sense of the black hole image, according to 2 astrophysicists

Barcelona’s superblocks are a new model for “post-car” urban living

It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year.