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Biden Gets to Work, Vaccine Guidelines Change, and More

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

A Year Ago I Asked: How Bad Could Covid Get? Now We Know

No one was calling it a pandemic yet, at least publicly. Then came more troubling evidence about transmission, as the US ignored warning...

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Is This a Fossilized Lair of the Dreaded Bobbit Worm?

Scientists say they've got 20-million-year-old evidence of giant worms that hunted in pretty much the most nightmarish way possible.

The US Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord. Will It Matter?

Biden’s first-day actions signal that he’s serious about global warming. But he’s got to make up for four years of lost time.

These Recharge Rooms Are Helping Health Care Workers Cope

Using voice-activation tech and nature-inspired soundscapes, these space are designed to give medical workers some respite from the...

Biden’s Covid Plan Will Define His Presidency

It’s not just about the pandemic. How the new administration handles Covid-19 will be a test of every one of its policies—and its...

Vaping Won't Keep Young People From Smoking Cigarettes...

It won't prevent teens from later becoming smokers. But some health experts say that focusing on the risk of addicting new smokers...

NASA Is Training an AI to Detect Fresh Craters on Mars

An algorithm discovered dozens of Martian craters. It’s a promising remote method for exploring our solar system and understanding...

The Ongoing Collapse of the World's Aquifers

When humans over-exploit underground water supplies, the ground collapses like a huge empty water bottles. It's called subsidence,...

It’s Not Just You: Everyone’s Mental Health Is Suffering

If you’re thinking, “Oh, I just need to suck it up,” stop. What you’re feeling is real. Here’s how to cope.