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Revolt against the Rich

Nobel laureates, a new congresswoman and others urge raising taxes on the ultrawealthy to counter surging inequality...

February 23, 2019 — John Horgan

Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?

A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story

February 16, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
The Risks of Water Insecurity

The Risks of Water Insecurity

It’s found all over the world and in nearly every corner of the U.S., and it’s especially dangerous for children

February 15, 2019 — Sera Young
The Dangers of Flying While Allergic

The Dangers of Flying While Allergic

Nuts and other foods served on planes can be devastating for those with sensitivities—but the risks can be avoided

February 13, 2019 — Josephine Howard-Ruben

The Fluorine Detectives

Researchers are battling to identify and assess a worrying class of persistent chemicals

February 13, 2019 — XiaoZhi Lim and Nature magazine

How the Next Recession Could Save Lives

Death rates have dropped during past economic downturns, even as many health trends have worsened. Researchers are scrambling to decipher lessons before the next big recession

February 13, 2019 — Lynne Peeples and Nature magazine

A Father’s Fight

Nick Sireau’s quest to give his sons weed killer could help thousands struggling with rare genetic conditions

February 13, 2019 — David Adam and Nature magazine

Science News Briefs from the World Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy.

January 29, 2019 — Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

The Topography of Disease

A 19th-century doctor famously mapped cholera’s toll to try and understand its origin and spread—but that's only part of the story

January 29, 2019 — Betsy Mason
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