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Having this many nightmares a week may be tied to extreme brain aging
We still know so little about why we dream.
Climate change could make one household pest increase its path of destruction
In nature, wood-eating termites play a broad and important role in warm tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems
Even if geoengineering worked, over half the world could keep heating up
The outlandish idea can’t save us from brutal heat.
Certain U.S. states may be close to losing herd immunity to a deadly virus
There are many communities in the U.S. that have lower-than-necessary polio vaccination rates.
EV ownership has a racial gap — one major change could bridge the divide
Today’s charging infrastructure favors homeowners, who are more likely to be white.
Why Patagonia’s “purpose” model reveals fashion’s biggest hurdle to sustainability
For now, it’s business as usual.
Is the Covid-19 pandemic over? Experts share their predictions for 2023
“Back to normal” is going to be different for everyone.
Ancient humans forged hybrid species at critical periods in our evolution
Ancient human species met and mated. Here’s why that matters.
Why just one case of polio is cause for alarm — a virologist explains the dreaded disease
There is no cure for polio. The only treatment is prevention.
We’ve dumped over 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars
The “leave no trace” motto doesn’t apply to the Red Planet, apparently.
ePlane? Electric planes may come sooner than you think
New batteries are being developed, but they aren’t yet ready for aircraft.
Super-Earths may be the best places to look for alien life
Super-Earths may be super habitable, as astronomer Chris Impey explains.
Your gut microbes are thousands of generations old — new study
Humans evolved with their microbiomes — like genes, your gut microbes pass from one generation to the next
Audio deepfakes are a major threat — here’s how researchers expose them
A new technique can curb the growing scam.
Is a fact always true? A philosopher explains how to spot the difference
The history of science is full of revolutions in thinking.
These two daily activities are wreaking havoc on teens’ sleep
Adolescents need more than nine hours of daily sleep to be physically and mentally healthy.
To solve Long Covid, scientists try to pinpoint when the immune system goes haywire
The antibodies meant to fight off the disease can cause lingering symptoms.
This team of doctors reveals how to avoid a massive pitfall in making new drugs
Identifying the barriers that keep clinical trials from recruiting diverse populations is essential.
This common mosquito-borne virus can be deadly — and researchers don’t know enough about it
La Crosse virus is the second-most common virus in the US spread by mosquitoes.
Does my cat like me? 4 scientific ways to tell
Cats behave towards humans in the same way that they respond to their feline friends.