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Nov. 3 2017 11:02 AMWhy Did 20 Octopuses Recently Wash Up on a Wales Beach?Five theories for the many-armed invasion.
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Nov. 2 2017 9:00 AMWhat Actually Is “Clean” or “Renewable” Energy?We don’t really have common, useful definitions for these things.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 30 2017 2:21 PMThe Wait Can Kill YouYes, Jane Doe got her abortion. But the wait put her at greater risk.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 29 2017 8:00 PMWhere Are the Opioid Recovery Activists?Just as with the AIDS crisis, the government won’t do what’s necessary unless we make it.
Climate Desk
Oct. 27 2017 1:51 PMInstead of Fighting Sea Level Rise, This Town Is Embracing ItFive years after Hurricane Sandy, Staten Island’s Tottenville community is trying something different.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 26 2017 6:39 PMTrump Wants to Bring Back “Just Say No” to Fix the Opioid EpidemicThe evidence is clear that this is not an effective strategy.
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Oct. 26 2017 3:10 PMThe Vultures Will Inherit the EarthYes, many species are going extinct at an alarming rate—but others are thriving.
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Oct. 25 2017 3:57 PMBlue Origin’s Successful Engine Test Might Free Us From Dependence on Russian EnginesPrivate companies are making greater strides, opening the gateways to space.
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Oct. 24 2017 1:01 PMCriticizing a Scientist’s Work Isn’t Bullying. It’s Science.The New York Times Magazine story on Amy Cuddy brings up extremely important problems in science. But we cannot equate criticism with harassment.
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Oct. 20 2017 5:55 PMJapanese Scientists Found a Cave That Might Be Perfect For a Moon BaseIt's huge and could protect astronauts from radiation. 
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Oct. 19 2017 3:24 PMThe Trials of Amy CuddyA feminist psychologist was dragged through the mud for her mistakes. Did she deserve it?
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Oct. 18 2017 11:20 AMAfter the Fires, What Will Become of California’s Wine Crop?The vines that do survive might be tainted. We simply don’t know enough yet.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 13 2017 3:38 PMWe Have to Ration Health CareMedicare for all would be a much better plan if it acknowledged that simple reality.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 12 2017 8:20 PMThe Data Are Clear: Access to Contraception Improves Health and Saves MoneyFor every dollar spent on contraception, $7 is saved on health care costs.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 11 2017 9:26 PMIf Harvey Weinstein Were Serious About Getting Help, He Wouldn’t Call Himself a Sex AddictHe needs to accept that he’s responsible for his actions.   
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Nov. 2 2017 3:58 PMHere’s the Expertise Scott Pruitt Is Removing From the EPA’s Advisory BoardsThese academic scientists will no longer be able to serve because of “conflict of interest.” Pruitt will likely replace them with industry scientists.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 1 2017 11:37 AMTherapy Is Great, but I Still Need MedicationPlease don’t tell me I just need to try cognitive behavioral therapy.
Climate Desk
Oct. 30 2017 11:42 AMWhen a Hurricane Takes Your HomeIn one community in Staten Island, rather than rebuild, residents have ceded their former neighborhood to nature.
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Oct. 28 2017 9:51 AMWhy Isn’t the Bond Market More Worried About Climate Change?Coastal towns destroyed by Sandy still have perfect credit scores. Why?
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Oct. 27 2017 9:07 AMMuseums Are Just About the Only Places Ready for the Next Natural DisasterClimate-resilient design is on the rise. Museums, seeking to protect their priceless art, are on this cutting edge.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 26 2017 4:59 PMIf Trump Wants to Understand the Opioid Epidemic, He Needs to Watch Some Reality TVThe president clearly doesn’t get it. Maybe watching Intervention could help.
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Oct. 26 2017 1:13 PMActually, Raising the Entry Fee for Some National Parks Is a Fine IdeaIt might even be a good idea.
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Oct. 24 2017 6:06 PMCould Trump Fund Science by Back-Channeling Military Investment?Here's one way the president could have his cake and eat it too.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 23 2017 5:35 PMIn Puerto Rico, Surgery by Flashlight Is Just the BeginningA month after Hurricane Maria hit, the island is still facing a public health crisis of epic proportions.
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Oct. 20 2017 5:38 PMTreat Yourself to a Meteor ShowerIt’s been a long week. Here’s how to find some relief in the sky.
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Oct. 18 2017 4:16 PMWhen Scientists Discovered Neutron Stars Colliding, How Did Artists Know What to Draw?They didn’t, really.
Climate Desk
Oct. 16 2017 12:13 PMWildfires Don’t Just Burn Things Down. Their Smoke Is Creating a Public Health Crisis.In the new “Smoke Belt,” it’s raining ash and respiratory illnesses.
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Oct. 13 2017 11:40 AMDonald Trump Should Stop Obsessing Over the MoonHe thinks going will get us closer to Mars. It won’t.
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Oct. 12 2017 1:38 PMThe Shoe Is the New DressCan understanding visual opposition help us understand political opposition? It can’t hurt!
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Oct. 10 2017 4:59 PMHow the End of the Drought Likely Exacerbated the Deadly California WildfiresLush grasses flourished in last winter’s deluge—and then dried out quickly to provide fuel.

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