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Mud libraries hold the story of the Earth’s climate past — and foretell its future

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How to talk to a loved one about their health

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Why do we keep tabs on people we can’t stand?

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Why stop at the four-day workweek?

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Baby boomers are aging. Their kids aren’t ready.

A surprisingly radical proposal: Make people happier — not just wealthier and healthier

The surprising scientific weirdness of glass

The art of quitting

Inside the very strange, very expensive race to “de-age”

The terrible paradox of air pollution and climate change

Take the visitor’s approach to exploring your own city

What happened to the family doctor?

The conservative push for “school choice” has had its most successful year ever

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What if AI treats humans the way we treat animals?

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What the stories we tell about robots tell us about ourselves

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Can AI learn to love — and can we learn to love it? 

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Silicon Valley’s vision for AI? It’s religion, repackaged.

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What will love and death mean in the age of machine intelligence?

How to deal with racial trauma, according to Black experts

Discrimination everywhere

What’s behind Black women’s excessive rate of fibroids?

AI automated discrimination. Here’s how to spot it.

We need to rethink discipline in schools

How cars fuel racial inequality

Discrimination isn’t just infuriating. It steals Black people’s time.

A racist society is detrimental to your health 

Everything old is new again

The billionaire’s guide to self-help

Crypto is the same fraud, different package

From banning hugs to gentle parenting, how are you supposed to raise kids, anyway?

The return of the porn wars

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There’s no such thing as a new idea — just ask the Little Mermaid

The 100-year-old mistake that’s reshaping the American West

These 8 species depend on the Colorado River. What happens as it dries up?

The devil lurking in the dust

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

Let’s talk about the biggest cause of the West’s water crisis

You — yes, you — are going to pay for the century-old mistake that’s draining the Colorado River

The worst-case scenario for drought on the Colorado River

Native American histories show rebuilding is possible — and necessary — after catastrophe

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How will we feed Earth’s rising population? Ask the Dutch.

The Netherlands’ hyper-efficient food system is both a triumph and a cautionary tale.

Why the news is so negative — and what we can do about it

We need the right kind of climate optimism

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Against doomerism

It’s boom times for doom times but there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic that the future will be better — if we make it so.

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Some brand names have long perpetuated racism. Black Lives Matter is changing that.

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly the latest group preparing to abandon a stereotypical name, following the Washington Redskins and Aunt Jemima this summer.