Extreme Weather Increases Online Hate Speech

Humans prefer their weather in something of a Goldilocks zone—a not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature window which not only affects our physical comfort, but also our mood. During heat waves or deep… Read more

How Whales Can Teach Us to Be Better Humans

For the last 23 years, I’ve traveled around the world as a wildlife photographer and photojournalist. The pandemic ground all that to a halt. Like most of us, I was… Read more

How Psychology Can Help Fight Climate Change

Scientists and activists have deployed many tactics to help combat climate change: expanding technologies like wind and solar power, building better batteries to store that renewable energy, and protecting forests,… Read more

COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols

Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled through the U.S. Public health authorities including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the… Read more

Is Any Kind of Baby Powder Safe to Use-

Johnson & Johnson is willing to pay almost $9 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talcum powder caused cancers, the company announced Apr. 4. The proposal is… Read more

Iran’s Water Crisis Will Weaken its Regime

Iran’s government has spent this week trying to quell the protests that have rocked the country for the last three months. Officials put out several statements about unconfirmed plans to… Read more

Even the Pandemic Hasn’t Made Public-Health Icon Paul Farmer Lose Hope

“Am I allowed to be a normal human and say, ‘How are you?’” asks Dr. Paul Farmer as soon as our Zoom call connects. It’s an apt introduction for a… Read more

Does Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Directly Harm Patients-

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently published an article in JAMA that highlights rising concern around the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTC) on health care. Their work shows that DTC… Read more

5 Takeaways From the 2023 World Air Quality Report

The rules of survival are simple: humans can live weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without air. Air is the most vital resource to human life, and… Read more

Is It Flu, COVID-19, or RSV-

Before COVID-19, figuring out whether a sore throat, fever, and runny nose were caused by a cold, flu, or strep wasn’t a top priority. You either powered through, knowing you’d… Read more
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