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  1. Yes, we can meet the climate change challenge

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the first installment of our new climate change solutions series.

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  2. An illustration of a man blowing his nose on a pink background with a giant box of tissues, red ski cap, and pills in the middle ground.
    Health & Medicine

    Why it’s easier to catch a cold, the flu or COVID in the winter

    Low humidity protects viruses and cold temperatures may blunt some immune responses, making viral infections like colds, flu and COVID-19 more likely.

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  3. A woman with her head down and brown hair covering her face walking on the inside of a large red wheel.
    Science & Society

    Pandemic languishing is a thing. But is it a privilege?

    Positive psychologists contend that people can flourish if they try hard enough. But this pinnacle of well-being might not be so fully in our control.

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  4. Seeking the elements that make modern life possible

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the importance of rare earth elements to society.

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  5. Five Black men, all wearing hats, stand near an old building
    Health & Medicine

    Medical racism didn’t begin or end with the syphilis study at Tuskegee

    Racism that fueled the syphilis study still permeates the U.S. health care system, causing disparities in access to medical care and health measures.

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  6. This was a year of both triumphs and challenges

    Science News editor in chief Nancy Shute reviews the scientific advancements from the past year.

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  7. Farewell to one of the greats of Science News

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses the legacy of former Science News editor Kendrick Frazier.

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  8. A photo of the Pillars of Creation
    Space

    These are our top space images of all time

    These are the best astronomy pictures ever, from Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope and more.

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  9. woman in bed with arms outstretched as the morning sun shines through the window behind her
    Health & Medicine

    Why daylight saving time just isn’t healthy, according to science

    Shifting daylight from morning to evening puts our bodies and brains out of sync with our clocks, leading to a host of potential health issues.

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  10. Forever chemicals’ health risks are getting attention

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses the health dangers of PFAS chemicals with freelance journalist Melba Newsome.

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  11. Four people with masks on, stand behind a roulette table
    Health & Medicine

    DNA is providing new clues to why COVID-19 hits people differently

    Age, general health and vaccinations can affect how sick people get with COVID-19. So can genes. Here are new hints of what’s going on in our DNA.

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  12. Long COVID brings another huge challenge to science

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the challenges of long COVID and what it takes to report on it.

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