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SWEEPING WHALE STREAMING SERIES, PROFILE OF CRISPR DISCOVERER AND AN EXAMINATION OF FUTURE REALITIES

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TO CONFRONT THE U.S. BORDER CRISIS, SAVE CENTRAL AMERICA'S FORESTS

Climate change and other environmental threats are destabilizing these vital areas and helping drive mass northward migration

 
 
 

A PEP TALK FROM STEVEN PINKER

Despite what we see in the headlines, the data-driven optimist thinks we should be grateful to live in the best era in humanity's long,...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Top news from around the world

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS NEWS ROUNDUP, APRIL 3 - APRIL 9

Pandemic highlights for the week

HEAT-TRAPPING METHANE SURGED IN 2020

Aquatic ecosystems, many altered by human activities, played a surprisingly large role

 
 
 

COVID, QUICKLY, EPISODE 4: THE VIRTUAL VACCINE LINE AND SHOTS FOR KIDS

Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American's senior health...

NEW ARKANSAS LAW-AND SIMILAR BILLS-ENDANGER TRANSGENDER YOUTH, RESEARCH SHOWS

The legislation runs counter to evidence that puberty blockers and hormone treatments are safe and save lives

 
 
 

NATIONAL PARK NATURE WALKS, EPISODE 4: BEAUTIFUL SWAMP

Here is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job,...

BROOD X CICADAS COULD CAUSE A BIRD BABY BOOM

Billions of emerging insects will likely trigger predator population surges-but some species mysteriously opt out of such bounties

 
 
 

WHAT MONKEYS CAN TEACH HUMANS ABOUT RESILIENCE AFTER DISASTER

Following Hurricane Maria, a Puerto Rican colony of rhesus macaques broadened their social networks. Could humans do the same post-COVID?

BIDEN SAYS INFRASTRUCTURE IS THE PILLAR OF HIS CLIMATE PLAN

Clean energy, electric vehicles, stopping methane leaks are all “part of infrastructure” and job creation

 
 
 

NATURE CAN HELP US PREPARE FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC

In March 2020, Ruth DeFries finished a manuscript more than five years in the making. It turned out to be both prescient and prophetic....

SLOVAKIA OFFERS A LESSON IN HOW RAPID TESTING CAN FIGHT COVID

One of the country's top epidemiologists explains how population-wide use of rapid antigen tests-in combination with other measures-helped...

 
 
 

OUR BRAIN TYPICALLY OVERLOOKS THIS BRILLIANT PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGY

People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones

GLOBAL VACCINE EQUITY IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN 'VACCINE PASSPORTS'

We need to suppress the level of SARS-CoV-2 in as many humans as possible as quickly as possible

 
 
 

THE PANDEMIC DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

For much of the past year, many people have felt that they were being forced to pick one or the other

OUR BRAINS TYPICALLY OVERLOOK THIS BRILLIANT PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGY

People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones

 
 
 

IS THE STANDARD MODEL OF PHYSICS NOW BROKEN?

The discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimentally determined value of the muon's magnetic moment has become...

BIG PHYSICS NEWS: THE MUON G-2 EXPERIMENT, EXPLAINED

Particles called muons are behaving weirdly and it could mean a huge discovery

 
 
 



NHL trade deadline 2021 tracker: Trades, grades and the latest rumours

NHL trade deadline 2021 tracker: Trades, grades and the latest rumours

The trade deadline is just hours away and Sporting News is tracking all the hot gossip and the deals as they're finalized. Read more ...

Biden's claim that the ‘average rapist rapes about six times'

The president cites a statistic derived from a two-decade-old study that has come under attack by other experts on sexual assault. Read more ...

Placer Co. 'pulling the trigger' on next eligibility phase

Placer Co. 'pulling the trigger' on next eligibility phase

People 16+ can now sign up for COVID shot appointments in Placer Co. - Ahead of state expansion Read more ...

Matt Gaetz Responds to Claims He Was Denied a Meeting With Donald Trump

Matt Gaetz, the Republican Florida Congressman, faces serious allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl. Read more ...

Huntington Beach police declare unlawful assembly after counter-protesters...

About a dozen people were arrested near the Huntington Beach pier Sunday after an unruly crowd formed to protest an event billed as a "White Lives Matter" rally. Read more ...

Japan's Prime Minister Leads Celebrations of Hideki Matsuyama's Historic...

TOKYO - Led by Japan's prime minister, the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama's victory in the Masters - the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and pull... Read more ...

Hideki Matsuyama Wins Masters, Makes History For Japan

Hideki Matsuyama Wins Masters, Makes History For Japan

Matsuyama entered the tournament ranked 25th in the world and emerged as the first Japanese person to win a golf major. Read more ...

SKorea's Moon says EV battery settlement 'very meaningful'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday welcomed the decision by two South Korean electric vehicle battery makers to settle a long-running intellectual property dispute Read more ...

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman blames Israel for sabotage attack at...

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We Need To Be Ready For Student Loan Payments To Resume In October

Student loan payments have been suspended since March 2020. Getting borrowers to start paying again will be harder than it sounds. Read more ...