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  1. science
    New Physics Just Dropped (Maybe)A new experiment suggests a potential shakeup of a scientific theory of how the universe functions.
  2. covid-19
    The Story of One DoseInside the sprawling operational puzzle of bringing the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to the public.
  3. covid-19
    Pfizer COVID Vaccine Is Highly Effective After Just One Dose, Study FindsAn Israeli study found the first jab reduces infections by 75 percent, bolstering the case for delaying second doses to stretch out supply.
  4. covid-19
    Herd Immunity May Be Out of Reach — But Normality Is in SightThe virus may keep circulating indefinitely, but the vaccines appear robust enough to turn all COVID variants into minor ailments.
  5. investigations
    The Lab-Leak HypothesisFor decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?
  6. coronavirus
    America’s Vaccine Rollout Is Already a DisasterVaccines should bring the end of the pandemic, but we’re bungling their distribution just as badly as the rest of our coronavirus response.
  7. coronavirus news
    Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine May Be 90 Percent EffectiveThe news is exciting, but experts warn that the findings haven’t been peer-reviewed yet.
  8. covid-19
    What If They Make a Coronavirus Vaccine and Nobody Takes It?There are already clear signs that the public is suspicious about corners being cut.
  9. asteroid
    An Asteroid Is Headed for Earth Just Before Election DayIncredible timing.
  10. covid-19
    The Good (But Not Great) News About T-Cells and Herd ImmunityTwo areas of research offer tentative hope that meaningful natural protection from COVID-19 may come sooner than expected.
  11. for your health
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About the CoronavirusA vaccine is on its way — but for many COVID-19 survivors, the disease’s symptoms appear here to stay.
  12. the national interest
    American Death CultWhy has the Republican response to the pandemic been so mind-bogglingly disastrous?
  13. coronavirus
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About the CoronavirusHumans may not retain long-term immunity to COVID-19. But if we do, there’s reason to think we’re closer to herd immunity than we’d thought.
  14. the national interest
    The Secret to Making Liberal Argument Sound Dumb: Pretending Trump Doesn’t ExistRich Lowry’s critique of the liberal defense of science is a perfect specimen of anti-anti-Trumpism.
  15. ew
    Jeffrey Epstein Wanted to Impregnate 20 Women at a Time at His ‘Baby Ranch’And then he was going to freeze his penis.
  16. the truth is out there
    Nearly Half a Million People Plan Ambush of Area 51They demand to “see them aliens.”
  17. science
    These Bones Belong to a New Species of Ancient HumanHomo sapiens, meet Homo luzonensis.
  18. space
    This Is the First-Ever Picture of a Black HoleWhoa.
  19. space
    Look at This Giant Martian Skating RinkDid you know that aliens love to skate?
  20. climate change
    We’re Destroying the Climate Even Faster Than We’d ThoughtGlobal carbon emissions were supposed to be plateauing. In 2018, they took off like “a speeding freight train,” a new report finds.
  21. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  22. The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: ReportTrump appointees are (reportedly) refusing to release a blockbuster EPA report — because industry lobbyists asked them not to.
  23. GOP Senators: Climate-Change Education Program Is Propaganda, Not ScienceFour senators want an investigation into the National Science Foundation for funding a nonprofit that educates meteorologists on climate change.
  24. the national interest
    GOP Congressman: Rising Sea Level Caused by More Dirt on Ocean FloorA bold new scientific theory by Rep. Mo Brooks catches a scientist off guard at a congressional hearing.
  25. GOP Leader: Pruitt Has Some Explaining to DoAs Republican support for the EPA director wanes, Scott Pruitt takes out his frustration on environmental science.
  26. Study: Climate Change Probably Won’t Kill All of UsThe worst-case scenario for climate catastrophe is based on dubious premises, new research suggests.
  27. The Climate May Be Changing More Slowly Than We’d ThoughtNew data suggests that if humanity gets its act together, we might still be able to cap warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius.
  28. A Recap of the Great American Solar EclipseInstagram is inundated, and even Donald Trump dons a pair of special glasses.
  29. select all
    Here Are Some Scientific Arguments James Damore Has Yet to Respond ToIt’s all about rational debate.
  30. select all
    Where’s Our Laser-Shooting Mosquito Death Machine?Nathan Myhrvold said he was making just that in 2010. We’re still waiting.
  31. EPA Dismisses Half the Scientists on Its Major Review BoardThey may replace some academics with people who work in the industries being regulated.
  32. march for science
    Scientists and Their Allies Stage Unprecedented Worldwide ProtestLarge crowds championing reality and evidence took to the streets in hundreds of cities on Saturday — and nerds definitely make the best signs.
  33. select all
    Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140: To Save the City, We May Have to Drown ItKim Stanley Robinson’s newest book imagines a New York where the sea level has risen 50 feet. And it still sounds like the best city in the world.
  34. 4-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Could Be Earth’s Oldest Evidence of LifeBut this new research has its detractors.
  35. This Science Experiment Can Turn Metallica Into a Mesmerizing Salt BalletLook at that salt dance.
  36. This Microscopic Pac-Man Maze Is Only One Millimeter WideYou need a microscope to see the maze.
  37. Kids Successfully Sent a Stuffed Animal to SpaceUnfortunately, he’s now MIA.
  38. This Groundbreaking ‘Bionic Leaf’ Converts Sunlight and Water Into Liquid FuelSpoiler: It doesn’t really look like a leaf you’d find on the ground.
  39. Fireflies Are Disappearing, and It’s Probably Our FaultNo, it’s not because you caught and bottled too many of them as a child.
  40. Watch the World’s Brightest Laser Blow Up WaterA cinematic and scientific triumph.
  41. New Evidence on How Dinosaurs Went ExtinctA recent study from the National Academy of Sciences posits dinosaurs may have been on the decline for a while. 
  42. Stephen Hawking Thinks Black Holes Could Be Portals to Another UniverseIn a talk at Harvard, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking revealed a mind-blowing theory on black holes. 
  43. Scientist Tweets Cake, Breaks EmbargoLet them tweet cake!
  44. In Latest Star Wars Tie-in, Scientists Discover Real-Life HothThe giant ice planet is beyond the far edge of our solar system.
  45. 4 New Elements Added to Periodic TableThe seventh row is now complete.
  46. happy endings
    Ahmed Mohamed Meets Obama, Leaves Clock at HomeHe’s been traveling so much that he didn’t have time to pick it up.
  47. fossils
    Scientists Discover Species That Might Have Buried Its Dead — Just Like Humans“This is like opening up Tutankhamen’s tomb. It is that extreme and perhaps that influential in this stage of our history.”
  48. A Pluto Primer for Today’s FlybyVisiting the former planet.
  49. portents
    It Turns Out Bees Are, Quite Literally, Worrying Themselves to DeathThey’re dying of stress, which is stressing us out. But we’ve only got ourselves to blame.
  50. science
    Getting Drunk at Brunch No Longer a Characteristic of Hipsters AloneChimps in Guinea drink all day and then take naps.
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