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The fascinating and complex rise of palm oil
The recent movement against trans fats and petroleum put palm oil plantations in higher demand.
COVID-19 is helping another terrible disease make a comeback in Afghanistan
Due to the pandemic, an estimated 50 million children missed polio vaccines this year.
The fight to stop the next pandemic starts in the jungles of Borneo
A conservation-minded healthcare model could provide a blueprint to stop diseases from making the deadly leap between wildlife and people.
Murder hornets are officially here, but don’t freak out yet
A nest of the Asian giant hornets was found in Washington for the first time.
Why the Beirut blast created a mushroom cloud
While the city's residents don't have to worry about radiation poisoning, other toxins may be lurking in the air.
Earthquakes can cause serious psychological aftershocks
Anxiety disorders affect tens of millions of people around the world. Natural disasters might make those numbers worse.
Europe is the new epicenter of coronavirus, and the US may be next
Here are the latest updates.
A Palestinian brings stargazing to his homeland, and finds wonder alongside heartbreak
Scientists and amateurs are taking to the Gaza roofs for lessons in astronomy.
The answer to lactose intolerance might be in Mongolia
Mongolians’ DNA says they can’t digest milk, yet their diet relies on dairy. A researcher investigates why.
The prejudice stemming from the coronavirus outbreak isn’t new
As anti-Asian sentiment surges amid the growing COVID-19 crisis, experts point to history and warn of consequences.