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Subverting Climate Science in the Classroom

In a drab hearing room in Austin, Tex., members of the State Board of Education, seated at small desks arranged in a broad, socially distanced circle, debated whether eighth grade…

How Parents’ Trauma Leaves Biological Traces in Children

After the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, in a haze of horror and smoke, clinicians at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount…

Glycaemic index is a poor predictor of how foods raise blood sugar

A study of people with prediabetes shows that the same foods affect blood sugar levels very differently. The findings add to a growing body of evidence undermining the idea of…

Juul Gets Temporary Reprieve to Keep Selling Its E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered Juul Labs to stop selling e-cigarettes in the United States, saying the company had provided conflicting and insufficient data that prevented the…

NASA Pauses Psyche, a Mission to a Metal-Rich Asteroid

Computer software delays pushed back the launch of a NASA spacecraft to explore what appears to be a metal asteroid that may be the core of a protoplanet that was…

Roe v. Wade Was Overturned. Here’s how Your Phone Could Be Used to Spy on You.

SOPHIE BUSHWICK: If Roe v. Wade is overturned, so-called trigger laws already passed in 13 states could ban abortion in large parts of the country. Here’s how your smartphone could…

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’

Millions of Americans are once again in the grips of dangerous heat. Hot air blanketed Europe last weekend, causing parts of France and Spain to feel the way it usually…

Chimpanzees hunt for fruit in video game to test navigation skills

Testing how chimpanzees navigate in virtual environments could help researchers understand why they prefer certain routes in the wild over others Life 24 June 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu A…

Was warfare responsible for the origin of complex civilisation?

An effort to track global changes in human society over the past 10,000 years concludes that warfare drove an increase in social complexity – but others are unconvinced by the…

You’re more likely to become friends with someone who smells like you

We subconsciously sniff people when we first meet them and are more likely to become friends with those who have similar body odours to our own Humans 24 June 2022…