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Malaria on the Rise as East African Climate Heats Up

In East Africa warming as a result of climate change is paving the way for the spread of malaria. Excerpt from Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It, by Paul R. Epstein, MD, and Dan Ferber.
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A Practical Blueprint for a Low-Carbon Electrical World

A Practical Blueprint for a Low-Carbon Electrical World

Scientific experts, business and policy leaders, and young environmental leaders present a comprehensive path toward a low-carbon electricity system.

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Fighting back against ‘alternative facts’

Fighting back against ‘alternative facts’

Experts share secrets on how to ground a debate in reality

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Microbes Made to Order

A new breed of bioengineers aims to create microbes from off-the-shelf parts. The parts are coming, but will researchers be able to put them together?

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Batteries: Beyond Lithium

Batteries: Beyond Lithium

The lithium-ion batteries that underpin so much modern technology are nearing their developmental limits, which is why battery scientists are looking beyond lithium.

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The End of Slavery in New York

As slavery ended in New York, black abolitionists extended the underground railroad

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Super Sensing

Tomorrow’s health monitors will collect more up-to-the-minute brain and body data than currently imaginable—even from a distance

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Off to the Races

Who Better to Teach Cars How to Drive Themselves than the Professionals Who Race for a Living?

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Could ‘Clean Coal’ Finally Live up to Its Name?

An experimental new technology captures more than 99 percent of the carbon dioxide from burning coal

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Understanding Prehistoric Violence

Archaeologists are studying broken bones, ancient weapons and other artifacts to learn what causes violence.

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Vehicle-to-Grid: A New Spin on Car Payments

Buried in the high hopes for electric cars is the very real possibility that they can make money by powering and regulating the grid.

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From Pigs to People

The discovery of a novel strain of MRSA able to jump from livestock to humans has sparked a multicountry effort to see how dangerous it might be

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Downwind of the Big Dairy Farm

Eric and Lisa Stickdorn were loving life on their small Indiana farm—until the feedlot got going next door.

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John A Beal, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

Brain Powered

A wave of new advances shows how the mind affects health in ways we never imagined.

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The Checkup that Can Save Your Life

The dentist may be the most important doctor you see this year

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The Last Frontier

Biologist Jerry Lewis crawls deep into the darkness of America’s caves to shed light on some of the rarest animals on earth.

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Will Artificial Muscle Make You Stronger?

An arm-wrestling match between a 17-year-old girl and a robot showcases new materials that could power machines—and someday even human limbs and organs

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