Katherine Wu is a staff writer at The Atlantic based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Canadian Wildfire Smoke Drifts Across The United States
Climate change is driving a longer and more intense wildfire season.
Dirty Diapers Reveal How Germy Babies’ Microbiomes Are
A new study found 10,000 virus species in baby poo.
At Long Last, More Regulations For Forever Chemicals
An EPA proposal would require water utilities to limit the amount of PFAS chemicals in drinking water.
FDA Expands Pharmacy Options For Abortion Pills
More pharmacies can seek permission to carry the medication, but local rules may vary.
Looking Ahead To Our Third Pandemic Winter
The Omicron wave’s peak killed 2,600 people per day last winter. How might new variants and boosters affect the vulnerable this year?
Why Do Cats Purr? An Investigation Into A Purr-fect Mystery
One of the most wonderful sounds in the world is also one of the most mysterious. Here’s what scientists do and don’t know.
Toxic Death Cap Mushrooms Take Root In The Mountain West
A highly poisonous, hard-to-eradicate species of mushroom has found its way from Europe to California and Idaho.
Will A Hotter World Make Jellyfish Haute Cuisine?
As climate change threatens fisheries, experts say jellyfish could be a food we’ll taste more of in the future.
Biden Declares The COVID-19 Pandemic Over. Is It?
One country cannot declare a global health crisis over, but when a pandemic officially ends is not easy to determine.
A Plan To Cap Insulin Prices May Not Be Helpful
Plus, why the world was so convinced by space chorizo.