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How the US can stop the spread of Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus

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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

The gas stove wars are far from over

UN climate scientists are running out of ways to warn us

Save the “massive, living, beautiful, breathing, majestic boxes of carbon” known as whales

Why is it so hard to charge electric vehicles on the road?

What is life? Scientists still can’t agree.

Pescetarians are responsible for many more animal deaths than regular meat eaters

You probably have “forever chemicals” in your body. Here’s what that means.

3 unexplainable mysteries of life on Earth

Why all that rain in California won’t solve its drought

What the Ohio train derailment teaches us about poisoning public trust

How Havana syndrome helps us rethink the brain

We can overcome vaccine hesitancy. Just look at the HPV shot.

Why it’s so hard to get answers on long Covid

The FBI and Energy Department think Covid-19 came from a lab. Now what?

People living near the Ohio train derailment will have to watch their health for years

Yes, the Ohio train wreck is an environmental disaster. No, it’s not Chernobyl.

How bad of a norovirus wave is the US in for? 

The East Palestine, Ohio, train wreck didn’t have to be this bad

Why the balloon and UFO affairs are a Sputnik moment

Millions of people are about to get kicked off Medicaid

A key to consciousness could lie in “perceptual diversity”

Nobody but your doctor should know your menstrual history

It doesn’t take that many electric cars to improve public health

We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

Eggs are expensive for all the wrong reasons

Obesity in the age of Ozempic

Can you get bird flu?

What an abortion hotline reveals about reproductive care after Roe

Climate disasters hit poor people hardest. There’s an obvious solution to that.

Palm oil is actually not that bad (anymore)

The 747 is out. Green airplanes are in.

What should be kept off-limits in a virology lab?

What can the world learn from China’s “zero-Covid” lockdown?

Clean energy is taking over the Texas grid. State officials are trying to stop it.

Gas stoves and the problematic politics of sacrifice