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Can you ‘deprogram’ people who join cults?
Many families have become divided over online political conspiracy theories like QAnon, but psychologists aren’t sure how to intervene.
Our best missing persons database could disappear in a few months
Officials point fingers over the fate of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a crucial resource in solving dead-end forensics cases.
Ants could help us beat future pandemics
What can we learn from social insects in terms of social distancing and community spread?
The pandemic has shown how unsafe nursing homes can be. But is there a better option?
Nursing home deaths have critics saying it’s time to rethink the institutional model for elder care.
Scientific backlash only makes Goop stronger
Gwyneth Paltrow’s forthcoming show suggests that facts and studies don’t always bring an end to harmful wellness trends.
U.S. government ‘retires’ (read removes) detailed pollution map from internet
The loss of the tracker, supporters say, will inhibit public access to data on environmental hazards.