The Green New Deal, explained

Update, 2/23/2019: Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced a Green New Deal resolution on February 7 that lays out the...

The military wants to build a bullshit detector for social science...

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“Zombie deer disease,” a mad cow-like infection spreading in the US,...

A mad cow-like infectious disease that can turn the brains of deer, elk, and moose into “Swiss cheese” is spreading in at least 24...

This is an emergency, damn it

Earlier this month, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced a Green New Deal resolution laying out an ambitious set of...

Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to...

More than 120 people across the country, mostly small children, have been infected by the super contagious measles virus in ongoing outbreaks since January....

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

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These volunteers get malaria on purpose so we’ll know how to...

How do you test a vaccine for malaria? Well, you vaccinate people and then give them malaria. Ideally, this test happens under controlled conditions, so...

Steve Irwin said, “My mission … is to save wildlife.” He...

Steve Irwin’s life was cut short when he was impaled through the chest by a stingray in 2006 near the Great Barrier Reef. But...

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