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A controversial technology could save us from starvation — if we let it

“You wouldn’t do a gene drive in a cow because you choose who mates with who,” Alison Van Eenennaam said. Van Eenennaam is a professor of animal genomics at the University of California at Davis, where she is working on using gene editing to modify cattle in a way that might protect them from …

Genetics

Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate the NRA and Help Elect Trump

Femme fatales, lavish Moscow parties and dark money – how Russia worked the National Rifle Association<p>In November 2013, the president of the National …

Russia

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

Eighty-five years ago the Nazi terror machine began operations. It met little resistance. And that’s the lesson that should really worry us now.<p>The …

World History

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Social Media

Guccifer 2.0 is a Russian Intelligence Officer. Does That Mean Trump Team Colluded?

Whoever assisted a Kremlin intelligence officer regarding the DNC hack is open to a charge of criminal conspiracy. None other than Roger Stone …

Donald Trump

The simple trick to making veggies deliciously flavorful

Gaz Oakley worked in professional kitchens for years before giving up meat. “I went vegan overnight after watching a speech by an activist called …

Cooking

Our treatment of animals is stalling human progress

In Steven Pinker’s new book out this month, <i>Enlightenment Now</i>, the Harvard professor catalogs reams of data to show that the world has actually gotten much better over time, despite what you hear on the news. The book looks at increased life spans, decreased inequality, and even a 37-fold reduction …

What to Consider If You Want to Go Vegan

Veganism is many things to many people—a moral stance, an identity—but it’s undeniably a powerful health choice, says cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD, …

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of endometrial …

The Cleaners is a riveting documentary about how social media might be ruining the world

A look at the content moderators that control what we see turns into a manifesto against the internet itself<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>We’re in a …

Internet

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

Middle-class

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

Self-improvement

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

The most clarifying conversation I’ve had on Trump and Russia

What really happened between the Trump campaign and the Russian government? The investigation into that question has rocked American politics. The …

Donald Trump