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Science & Health

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

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

The world is failing its emissions test

How to read a controversial preprint paper on Covid’s origins

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John Fetterman survived a stroke. It could be an asset if he’s elected.

There’s a morning-after pill to prevent sexually transmitted infections

How many van Goghs is one Earth worth?

The wasted potential of garbage dumps

The end of a battery’s life matters as much as its beginning

Inside the fantastical, pragmatic quest to make “hybrid” meat

Our buildings are making us sick

The mysterious rise of food allergies

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Leah Utyasheva and Michael Eddleston are saving lives from suicide in the Global South

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Explaining science doesn’t have to be complicated. Just ask Kurzgesagt’s Philipp Dettmer.

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Scientific progress is at risk of slowing down. Saloni Dattani is making sure it doesn’t.

Some people launder money. Other people launder cattle.

The next frontier for climate action is the great indoors

Why OPEC’s cuts shouldn’t have been a surprise — and may not hurt as much as you might think

The best thing you can do to quash a deadly Covid-19 surge this winter

America’s increasingly atrocious access to maternity care, explained in 3 charts

There’s a frightening new report about wildlife declines. But many are getting the story wrong.

Rising rates of syphilis in babies should set off all our alarm bells

These spectacular deep-sea creatures live in a potential mining hot spot

The most annoying barrier to getting your home off fossil fuels

Hurricane Ian’s exceptional death toll, explained

This year’s physics Nobel Prize went to pioneers in quantum tech. Here’s how their work could change the world.

The Supreme Court appears determined to shrink the Clean Water Act

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

A better solution to Florida’s hurricane problem

Climate change has come for the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter