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June 2, 2023
Animals like tiger sharks, sea otters, and wildebeest play outsized roles in sequestering carbon. Plus, over a thousand people have participated in an international project to crossbreed smaller varieties of a backyard tomato plant. And, researchers find the saguaro cactus’ new growth is declining.
Dismantling Myths About Menstruation
Half the world menstruates. So why does it still feel taboo to discuss?
Fighting Climate Change With Genetically Modified Trees
Can trees be genetically engineered to store more carbon? A new strategy to do just that is being put to the test in a Georgia forest.
How We Arrived At Current Standards Of Care For Trans Medicine
Understanding the origins of trans medical guidelines as states move to ban gender-affirming care.
How The Cherokee Nation Is Saving Culturally Significant Seeds
The Cherokee Nation seed bank distributed nearly 10,000 heirloom seed packets to its citizens last year.
The Long Legacy Of The Alpha Wolf Myth
Despite being scientifically debunked almost 25 years ago, the idea of a “top dog” still shows up in our everyday lives.
All You Need To Know About Anesthesia
Anesthesiologists tell tales from the operating room—from the basic science of anesthesia to the specific drug combinations made for each patient.
EPA Proposal To Require 60% Of New Cars To Be EVs By 2030
A new emission standards proposal would ramp up electric vehicle production in the next decade.
Lactose Intolerance May Have A Lot To Do With Your Gut Microbiome
A third of the U.S. is lactose intolerant, and studying the microbiome might explain why.
Farm Fertilizers Can Contain ‘Forever Chemicals’ From Sewage
Dangerous chemicals called PFAS, are now ubiquitous, contaminating waste that ends up on farm fields.
In ‘Smart,’ AI And Dementia Intersect Onstage
”Smart,” a new play, explores the relationships between a woman, her aging mother, and a smart speaker named Jenny.