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why india’s toxic nationalism and science don’t mix
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why india’s toxic nationalism and science don’t mix

An Indian science conference espoused the superiority of Hindu religion and legends over actual facts and history. And it’s just a small part of an alarming and accelerating trend...

are we ready to grow our food in labs instead of on farms?
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are we ready to grow our food in labs instead of on farms?

As official approval of lab-grown meat looms on the horizon, it’s a good time to rethink how we feed ourselves and why we need to make a change sooner rather than later.

it’s not the warming that kills you, it’s how fast the planet warms
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it’s not the warming that kills you, it’s how fast the planet warms

As global temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists are studying the Permian mass extinction for clues to our fate in a world warming out of control.

the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner
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the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner

A new study shows that people with hardline political views are more confident in their decisions, no matter how minor, than moderates. But we still don’t know why...

can antacids and geoengineering help us stop global warming?
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can antacids and geoengineering help us stop global warming?

A new geoengineering experiment seeks to cool the Earth by safely emulating the aftermath of volcanic eruptions. But even if it’s successful, all it can do is buy us time.

how do you solve an enigma like the sentinelese?
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how do you solve an enigma like the sentinelese?

The world’s most remote and least contacted tribe wants to be left alone, and they’ll use lethal force to make sure of it. But what happens if that contact is accidental?

when climate change contrarians actually have a point
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when climate change contrarians actually have a point

A recent paper with a grim notice about the planet’s warming oceans was wrong according to a climate change contrarian. Its authors agree.

how gravity and lasers are helping us learn more about the universe
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how gravity and lasers are helping us learn more about the universe

The best way to understand the fabric of space and time might just involve a fifth state of matter and falling for a really long time...

how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer
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how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer

CERN wants to investigate how antimatter falls by creating and dropping anti-hydrogen atoms, adding to our understanding of particle physics and its applications.

the billion year old connection between tasmania and arizona
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the billion year old connection between tasmania and arizona

Rocks in Tasmania and the Grand Canyon are helping geologists piece together the history of a billion year old supercontinent and a more accurate history of our planet.

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