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

When you drive for work, $5 gas hurts

This could be the coolest summer of the rest of your life

The SEC did a sensible thing on climate change. A right-wing campaign is trying to kill it.

If aliens are calling, let it go to voicemail

How Yellowstone’s animals survive a catastrophic flood

What gas prices do — and don’t — tell us about the economy

The FDA has authorized Covid-19 vaccines for babies and toddlers. Here’s what parents should know.

A teensy, tiny glimmer of hope for polar bears

7 solar system mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

The federal government started New Mexico’s largest wildfire. It had good intentions.

Why investors suddenly care about saving the environment

Does this AI know it’s alive?

Yes, monkeypox is a real threat — but risk level varies

Climate change is all about power. You have more than you think.

Why Joe Biden is invoking a war power to build heat pumps and solar panels

Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world

Guns do more than kill

The simple, impactful way to make cars cleaner

The pollution from Russia’s war will poison Ukraine for decades

The Texas grid is designed to fail

The increase in US births in 2021, explained

How bad could the monkeypox outbreak get?

Why Boeing’s successful Starliner test is a big deal

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann’s new crypto project sounds like a scam within a scam

What the latest Covid-19 variants and subvariants mean for the pandemic

Is it still ethical to collect butterflies for science?

The eel-shaped parasite that threatens a $7 billion economy in the Great Lakes

Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

What we know so far about monkeypox

An oil industry consultant explains why she’s had enough

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

Understanding is critical

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