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The Pain Was Unbearable. So Why Did Doctors Turn Her Away?

A sweeping drug addiction risk algorithm has become central to how the US handles the opioid crisis. It may only be making the crisis...

The IPCC Report's Silver Lining: We Can Tackle Methane...

The landmark assessment was dire. But it shows that by slashing methane emissions, humanity can make rapid progress in fighting climate...

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Gymnasts Make the Wolf Turn Look Easy. Physics Shows It’s...

The spin seems simple if you’re just watching it on TV. But it’s a complex move that requires understanding your center of mass.

Smart Cities, Bad Metaphors, and a Better Urban Future

Shannon Mattern's new book 'A City Is Not a Computer' digs into the data, dashboards, and language that keep people from building...

The Squishy, Far-Out New Experiments Headed to the ISS

Muscle cells, 3D-printed lunar regolith, and le Blob will soon orbit 250 miles above Earth.

The UN Climate Report: All Is Not Well—but All Is Not Lost

A major new report from the IPCC paints a devastating portrait of climate change. But it also shows that it's not too late for drastic...

A Failed Star Called 'The Accident' Puzzles Astronomers

The brown dwarf isn't a star and it's not a planet. But it's illuminating the murky borderlands that separate the two.

Watch Out, Beyond Burgers—the Fungi Renaissance Is Here

While the popular plant-based meats grab all the headlines, a much more humble foodstuff is poised to lead the next wave of alternative...

Can You Recycle a Hard Drive? Google Is Trying to Find...

Rare-earth magnet recycling could reduce the need to mine for more resources, leading to more sustainable data centers.

Even Small Volcanic Eruptions Could Create Global Chaos

Relatively minor meltdowns might destroy underwater cables and disrupt vital industries, scientists say, creating a cascade of economic...