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Overdose deaths increased 16 percent in 2021 compared to 2020
Pills on table
drug demise

Overdose deaths increased 16 percent in 2021 compared to 2020

What to expect from COVID this winter
Virus wearing a santa hat
Briefing

What to expect from COVID this winter

Mars' InSight lander officially goes dark after 4 years
Illustration of NASA's InSight craft landing on Mars.
So Long, Buddy

Mars' InSight lander officially goes dark after 4 years

All about the 2022 winter solstice
Stonehenge at Winter Solstice
A hard day's night

All about the 2022 winter solstice

USPS is switching to electric mail trucks, in victory for Biden
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Clean Air Mail

USPS is switching to electric mail trucks, in victory for Biden

Milestone conservation agreement reached at UN biodiversity conference
UN Biodiversity Conference
protection pact

Milestone conservation agreement reached at UN biodiversity conference

Is time real?
A watch.
Briefing

Is time real?

Back to the moon ... and beyond
Space.
Briefing

Back to the moon ... and beyond

When it's time to let go
Sadness.
Picture of William FalkWilliam Falk

When it's time to let go

What's behind the deadly strep A outbreak?
A child at a doctor.
Briefing

What's behind the deadly strep A outbreak?

U.S. Fish and Wildlife celebrates reintroduction of rare 'candy cane' fish
Rare candy darter fish released back into the wild
Candy Darters

U.S. Fish and Wildlife celebrates reintroduction of rare 'candy cane' fish

White House relaunches free COVID test program as part of 'winter preparedness plan'
A USPS mail worker wheels a mail cart past a "COVID-19 Testing" location
Winter is coming

White House relaunches free COVID test program as part of 'winter preparedness plan'

Here's what the U.S. achieved with nuclear fusion and why it matters
Fusion at Lawrence Livermore Lab
Fusion Dreams

Here's what the U.S. achieved with nuclear fusion and why it matters

Study: Moderna, Merck vaccines could cut melanoma's recurrence by 44 percent
Moderna vaccine
breakthrough

Study: Moderna, Merck vaccines could cut melanoma's recurrence by 44 percent

Is nuclear fusion the answer?
Thermonuclear power.
Feature

Is nuclear fusion the answer?

COVID cases surge in China following relaxed restrictions
People line up outside a fever clinic in Beijing, China
massive COVID uptick

COVID cases surge in China following relaxed restrictions

U.S. reportedly set to announce major fusion energy breakthrough
Inertial confinement fusion
'Holy grail' of clean energy

U.S. reportedly set to announce major fusion energy breakthrough

NASA's Artemis I moon mission concludes with ocean splashdown
NASA's unmanned Orion spacecraft splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.
Landing Safely

NASA's Artemis I moon mission concludes with ocean splashdown

Teens in crisis
A teenager.
Briefing

Teens in crisis

dearMoon mission names astronauts for 1st private SpaceX lunar trip
Yusaku Maezawa
The final frontier

dearMoon mission names astronauts for 1st private SpaceX lunar trip

What we know about long COVID
A snail.
Briefing

What we know about long COVID

How cities and states are confronting the mental health crisis
Silhouette of a person
Briefing

How cities and states are confronting the mental health crisis

Why activists are skeptical of Qatar's carbon-neutral World Cup
World Cup in Qatar
Carbon goals

Why activists are skeptical of Qatar's carbon-neutral World Cup

A new drug that fights Alzheimer's?
Lab research
Briefing

A new drug that fights Alzheimer's?

Elon Musk hopes to implant computers into human brains by next year
neuralink logo on phone
Insert chip here

Elon Musk hopes to implant computers into human brains by next year

2 Chinese cities ease COVID-19 restrictions as protesters pledge to continue
Officials test pedestrians in China for COVID-19.
Making Changes

2 Chinese cities ease COVID-19 restrictions as protesters pledge to continue

Why Australia doesn't want to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered
Great Barrier Reef
danger zone

Why Australia doesn't want to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered

Twitter ends its COVID misinformation policy
Twitter headquarters.
great day for misinformation

Twitter ends its COVID misinformation policy

WHO announces 'monkeypox' has a new name: 'mpox'
monkeypox in front of world health organization sign
new name tag

WHO announces 'monkeypox' has a new name: 'mpox'

World's 1st hydrogen-powered jet engine could mark turning point for aviation industry
A Rolls-Royce engine seen during an airshow.
Flying High

World's 1st hydrogen-powered jet engine could mark turning point for aviation industry

China's Xi has few good options amid protests of 'zero COVID' policy
Anti-zero COVID protest in Beijing
China's COVID protests

China's Xi has few good options amid protests of 'zero COVID' policy

What is geoengineering?
The sun.
Briefing

What is geoengineering?

Anthony Fauci says United States is 'certainly' still in COVID-19 pandemic
White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci.
Fauci Gives Insight

Anthony Fauci says United States is 'certainly' still in COVID-19 pandemic

Chinese protests over COVID lockdowns reach boiling point in Beijing, Shanghai
Chinese protesters are seen clashing with police in Shanghai.
Fighting Back

Chinese protests over COVID lockdowns reach boiling point in Beijing, Shanghai

Diamond Princess embarks on 1st cruise since mass COVID outbreak onboard
Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Setting Sail

Diamond Princess embarks on 1st cruise since mass COVID outbreak onboard

Debating COVID's origins
The Wuhan wet market.
Briefing

Debating COVID's origins