An argument for gene drive technology to genetically control insects like mosquitoes and locusts

The fate of society rests in part on how humans navigate their complicated relationship with insects – trying to save ...
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A restart of nuclear testing offers little scientific value to the US and would benefit other countries

July 15, 2020 marks 75 years since the detonation of the first nuclear bomb. The Trinity Test, in New Mexico’s ...
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The Supreme Court just expanded the ‘ministerial exception’ shielding religious employers from anti-bias laws

Should religious employers be allowed to discriminate? When it comes to houses of worship selecting spiritual leaders, then the answer ...
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Federal spending covers only 8% of public school budgets

State and local tax dollars cover the bulk of U.S. public school funding. The federal government spends just under US$55 ...
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How ‘good’ does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers

The U.S. is pinning its hopes on a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, but will a vaccine alone be enough to stop ...
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COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay?

COVID-19 is changing how the U.S. disposes of waste. It is also threatening hard-fought victories that restricted or eliminated single-use ...
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The Electoral College is surprisingly vulnerable to popular vote changes

In the 2000 U.S. presidential election, changing just 269 votes in Florida from George W. Bush to Al Gore would ...
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Militarization has fostered a policing culture that sets up protesters as ‘the enemy’

The unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a ...
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