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Will we ever be able to recycle all our plastic?
It might be better to focus on limiting how much we use.
The future of probiotics and gut microbiomes is bright
We might one day fix our whole bodies by balancing the organisms inside.
4 big ideas on fixing American schools
Experts agree that the system needs to think bigger than test scores and statistics.
Local languages are dying out and taking invaluable knowledge with them
Rare, rural vocabularies hold the keys to centuries-old questions about nature, human migration, and more.
Sharing doesn’t make you a sucker. This scientist has the numbers to prove it.
With the Human Generosity Project, Athena Aktipis wants to show that cooperation makes humans stronger.
How animals can help us demystify viruses
From infections to mutations, these experts are turning to wildlife to better understand deadly outbreaks.
Meet the disease detectives fighting to understand COVID-19
These epidemiological sleuths are on the case of every past, present, and future outbreak.
Tracking down ‘patient zero’ is a crucial piece of the pandemic puzzle
Epidemiologists pair gumshoe detective skills with fancy lab equipment to work backwards and stave off viral spread.
We already know how to keep the next pandemic from catching us off guard
It all starts with hurricane preparedness.
Playing bad can shape behavior, but not in the way you think
It’s good in the long run for the human psyche.