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America’s doctors can beat the opioid epidemic. Here’s how to get...

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California’s huge energy decision: link its grid to its neighbors, or...

California is America’s undisputed clean energy leader, a kind of cultural and economic island, liberal enough to pass bold climate policies and big enough...

Doctors are blasé about bone health, and it’s leading to more...

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3 biological parents, 1 child, and an international controversy

When scientists discover a new way to prevent disease or overcome infertility, they usually get applauded. But throw genetic engineering into the mix and...

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to...

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop pseudoscience winning?

On an alarmingly regular basis, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop publishes new morsels of health bullshit. And as the Goop website has emerged as...

Heat waves can be deadly for workers and will drain the...

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