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Mental health ‘first aid’ can give bystanders the skills to act in a crisis
Training has gone virtual during the pandemic, and it's more popular than ever.
Meet the matchmaker pairing commercial waste with companies ready to reuse it
Damon Carson can find a new home for everything from old conveyors to street-sweeping bristles.
Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town
Meet the man on the front lines of the ultimate bee sting.
Why ASMR calms some people down and sends others into a rage
The seemingly opposite conditions of autonomous sensory meridian response and misophonia could have quite a lot in common.
In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ a Black community battles an industry that threatens its health—and history
A proposed petrochemical complex from plastics giant Formosa could disrupt long-forgotten plantation graves.
What happens when psychedelics make you see God
Drugs like ‘shrooms don’t just make people hallucinate. They can also help ease anxiety, depression, and other woes—but the effects may be even better when trips get spiritual.
New satellites can pinpoint methane leaks to help us beat climate change
Gas-sniffing orbiters are helping clear the air of a common and overlooked pollutant.
Glimpse the gold mine where scientists are searching for dark matter
An elaborate camera trap, buried a mile below the Black Hills of South Dakota, could reveal the makeup of the universe.
Could an ancient megashark still lurk in the deep seas?
Monster. Myth. Megalodon.
Why do we see ghosts?
Current science can’t prove their existence, but these seven mental and environmental factors might.