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RENEWABLE ENERGY IS SURGING, BUT TROUBLE LOOMS

The International Energy Agency projects that spending on renewables in 2022 will exceed the record $440 billion invested last year

GUNSHOT SURVIVORS AND TRAUMA SURGEONS WELCOME THE BIPARTISAN SAFER COMMUNITIES ACT

After a chaotic week in which gun safety measures were struck down by the Supreme Court and enacted by Biden, the time to act is now

 
 
 

MATHEMATICIANS ARE TRYING TO 'HEAR' SHAPES

An intriguing question about drums kicked off decades of inquiry

WE NEED TO MAKE 'ELECTRIFYING EVERYTHING' EASIER

Incentives and remodeling need to be more straightforward and equitable if we expect people to convert their homes away from fossil...

 
 
 

GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES FEWER TROPICAL CYCLONES

But those that do form have a greater chance of becoming intense storms

WHAT AIR POLLUTION IN SOUTH KOREA CAN TEACH THE WORLD ABOUT MISINFORMATION

Tracking how misinformation campaigns begin and amplify can give scientists tools to combat them

 
 
 

HOW CONNECTED CARS CAN MAP URBAN HEAT ISLANDS

Crowdsourced vehicle data trace the contours of dangerous city temperatures

HOW PARENTS' TRAUMA LEAVES BIOLOGICAL TRACES IN CHILDREN

Adverse experiences can change future generations through epigenetic pathways

 
 
 

ROE V. WADE WAS OVERTURNED. HERE'S HOW YOUR PHONE COULD BE USED TO SPY ON YOU

From figuring out how often you go to the bathroom to potentially being used to prosecute you, your trusty smartphone might not be...

HOW ABORTION MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION SPREAD ONLINE

With reproductive rights being dismantled, social media companies need to stop propagating lies

 
 
 

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS CAN HELP SAFEGUARD ABORTION

As abortion access becomes more limited in the U.S., primary care providers can and should provide these services to people who need...

HOW AI FACIAL RECOGNITION IS HELPING CONSERVE PUMAS

Researchers tricked out conventional camera traps to snap headshots of Puma concolor, revealing a better way to track the elusive species.

 
 
 

SPRAY-ON, RINSE-OFF FOOD 'WRAPPER' CAN CUT PLASTIC PACKAGING

The coating deters microorganisms to fight both food waste and foodborne illness

RESEARCH ON GUN VIOLENCE HAS BEEN THWARTED. IT'S NOW MORE URGENT THAN EVER

We need to make firearms safer, and to do that, we need more robust research funding

 
 
 

PRESCRIBED BURNS ARE MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

But the technique must remain in the firefighting toolbox, a new U.S. Forest Service report says

POLIOVIRUS DETECTED IN LONDON SEWAGE, UK OFFICIALS WARN

The detected strain can sometimes cause severe disease in people who are not vaccinated against polio

 
 
 

SEQUENCING CAT GENOMES COULD HELP BREED HEALTHIER KITTIES

A study of more than 11,000 felines reveals the benefits of genetic testing before breeding

COLUMBINE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN ISOLATED EVENT: IT WAS JUST A BEGINNING

An emergency medicine physician remembers witnessing the carnage of more than one mass shooting

 
 
 

VENOMOUS SNAIL UNLOCKS NEW DIABETES DRUGS

A cone snail's poison helps to form a fast-acting insulin

FIGHT OVER DAMAGES THREATENS TO DERAIL CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS

Small nations that have done little to cause global warming stand to suffer immeasurably and are increasingly vocal about receiving...

 
 
 



Live Updates: National coverage of one of the busiest primary nights of the year

Live Updates: National coverage of one of the busiest primary nights of the year

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Jury awards Baltimore County woman $2.4 million after GBMC surgery failed to...

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Trump's legal exposure may be growing - and 4 other takeaways from the Jan...

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N Korea accuses US, regional allies of moves towards ‘Asian NATO'

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Salisbury woman admits she made child porn of the infant she was babysitting

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US to offer monkeypox vaccines to states with high case rates

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There are currently 10 states that would be considered to be in the first tier for vaccine priority. Read more ...