articles tagged: disease
climate change could kill over 500,000 people per year by 2030
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climate change could kill over 500,000 people per year by 2030

We knew people would die as climate change got progressively worse. Now we have a realistic idea of just how many, and plenty of hints that these statistics are underestimated.

what do we do with what elephants taught us about preventing cancers?
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what do we do with what elephants taught us about preventing cancers?

We finally know why elephants are more resistant to cancers than humans. Can we use the same strategy they do?

why it’s time to think of aging as an illness
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why it’s time to think of aging as an illness

There's a certain complacency implied by treating aging as a natural part of life that just needs to be taken in stride. It's time to change how we think about growing older.

how noble goals can pave a road to nowhere
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how noble goals can pave a road to nowhere

Not only can we continue scientific research and space exploration before we solve all the world's problems, we can't afford not to...