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 Global carbon emissions dipped during lockdowns, but not by enough to significantly curb climate change. Read More...

Teams around the world are working at breakneck speed to create a COVID-19 vaccine, but are expectations about the timeline realistic? Read More...

While the world waits for the development of a novel coronavirus vaccine, convalescent plasma could be the therapy we need to get through the next several years. Read More...

What will it take to stop the coronavirus? Read More...

Are you really who you think you are? Read More...

Is there a real difference between men and women’s brains? Read More...

It’s a feat that seems like alchemy: turn sunlight into fuel. We talk with Caltech scientist Nathan Lewis about a novel way to harness the sun’s energy. Read more....

Can’t stop checking your phone? Blame your distant ancestors. Read more....

Racism doesn’t just exist in the South, men really care about penis size, and having mutual friends doesn’t mean your relationship will work out. Turns out, there’s a lot you can learn from online data. Read more....

It’s very unlikely that you will be killed by a far-off terrorist group. So why do we worry about it so much? National security expert Juliette Kayyem explains what we should - and shouldn’t - be afraid of.  Read more....

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