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What older adults need to know about long COVID
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An estimate of how many Americans have died from each COVID variant
Swiss researchers kept a donor liver healthy for a remarkable 68 hours
Outdoor cats are deadly—and not just for birds and squirrels
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The best time to donate blood for a disaster is before it happens
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What’s next for China’s zero COVID policy
A massive new study confirms vaccinated people are still at risk of long COVID
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The dangers of digital health monitoring in a post-Roe world
Esther Lederberg changed our understanding of how bacteria breed
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What 1 million COVID deaths looks like from the frontlines
Biochemist Marie Maynard Daly uncovered what makes us tick
Pollution kills 1 in 6 people worldwide
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Children 5 to 11 can now get COVID boosters
You can, and should, order more free COVID tests from the US government
Martian beavers, intentional explosions, and other weird facts from 150 years of PopSci
What the FDA is doing about the US baby formula shortage
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At US hospitals, a drug mix-up is just a few keystrokes away
Helen Thompson Woolley showed biology does not define gender
From the archives: When food allergies were ‘strange pranks’ for scientists to decipher
The Human Cell Atlas is pinpointing where our bodies break down
We’ve lost more than 1 million Americans to COVID
Researchers just woke up the eyeballs of dead donors and that’s good, actually
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A viral descendent of the deadly 1918 flu is probably still going around
From the archives: During a devastating polio epidemic, a vaccine was finally on the horizon
People around the world love and grieve nature in unique ways
A bare minimum guide to spring cleaning
The FDA is prepping its biggest cigarette crackdown since the ’60s
Drug-resistant fungus could be lurking in your compost, but you can reduce the risk
Mail-order abortion medication would increase healthcare access, not risk
A road-tested guide to long drives with young kids
What science tells us about abortion bans
We still don’t know what’s behind the global hepatitis outbreak in kids
Climate change could introduce humans to thousands of new viruses
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Can a viral psychology test show how creative you are?
Humans naturally fall into energy-efficient speeds when they run
Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent heart disease—but should they?