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

5 myths about gas stoves, the latest culture war clash

Were bivalent boosters worth it?

How scientists discovered the universe is really freaking huge

Honey bees are not in peril. These bees are.

The biggest animal welfare crisis you’ve never heard of

Welcome to the era of weather whiplash

The gas stove regulation uproar, explained

The US was poised to pass the biggest environmental law in a generation. What went wrong?

Why is science slowing down?

The mystery of the mimic plant

Why your gas bill might be way higher this winter

Travel is almost back to pre-Covid levels. So are carbon dioxide emissions.

Elon Musk’s Starlink is only the beginning

Coming soon: Beef, coffee, and chocolate, without a side of environmental destruction

Big Meat just can’t quit antibiotics

The FDA could soon approve a new Alzheimer’s drug. Does this one actually work?

How the latest Covid-19 variant is shaping the course of the pandemic

California’s deadly floods won’t break the megadrought

The bitter civil war dividing American veterinarians

How an NFL hit could stop a heart

How you can take advantage of tax breaks in the Inflation Reduction Act

23 things we think will happen in 2023

22 predictions we made in 2022, and the 6 we got wrong

5 ways the US can fight climate change in 2023

Winter storms put the US power grid to the test. It failed.

Great news for germs

Why are American lives getting shorter?

The tricky business of putting a dollar value on a human life

Can capitalism and nature coexist?

America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

7 reasons our planet might not be doomed after all

The world has a new plan to save nature. Here’s how it works — and how it could fail.

One of our best Covid-19 treatments doesn’t work anymore. What now?

Manchin’s permitting reform effort is dead. Biden’s climate agenda could be a casualty.

5 experts share how to make day care less germy

World leaders are racing to protect nature — but the definition of one word is tripping them up

The first lab-grown seafood will be fancy

We have a genuine fusion energy breakthrough

NASA’s latest moon mission is the dawn of a new space age

The World Cup is missing its climate goals. It should still keep taking shots.