SCIENCE

Your Doctor Recommended the Flu Vaccine For a Reason—It Saves Lives

A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts January 10, 2013. With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency January 9 as authorities around the United States scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - RTR3CANY

Going against the science of vaccination isn’t merely a personal decision. It’s a public health risk.

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Small Changes in Temperature Matter — Probably More Than You Think

Small Changes in Temperature Matter — Probably More Than You Think

Addressing the common misconception that a few degrees constitutes a “small” change in temperature. It doesn’t.

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Climate Change Carries Great Risks, But New York Mag Story Goes Too Far

Climate Change Carries Great Risks, But New York Mag Story Goes Too Far

Downplaying the risks associated with climate change is a problem. So are overstatement and exaggeration.

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Leaving the Paris Pact Puts America Last

Leaving the Paris Pact Puts America Last

The Trump administration’s decision to cancel the Paris deal endangers our planet, our economy, and our international standing.

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Conservative and Evangelical Voices Rally for Climate Action

Conservative and Evangelical Voices Rally for Climate Action

Meet the conservative and evangelical voices hoping to jump-start action on climate.

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The Science of Why People Reject Science

The Science of Why People Reject Science

When it comes to belief formation, does cultural identity matter more than facts? Here’s what the social science says.

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Early Mutation Exacerbated Ebola Outbreak

Early Mutation Exacerbated Ebola Outbreak

New research sheds light on Ebola’s destructive spread during the West African epidemic.

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Wall Street Journal Misfires (Again) on Climate Change

Wall Street Journal Misfires (Again) on Climate Change

Only the most gullible readers will fall for the Journal’s latest antiscience op-ed. Everyone else needs to call them out.

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When Mitigation Has Failed, Adapt

When Mitigation Has Failed, Adapt

For many coastal cities, the only choice is adapting to the encroaching seas.

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Depressing Video Tracks Shift in Conservative Leadership on Climate

Depressing Video Tracks Shift in Conservative Leadership on Climate

When was the turning point in American politics on the issue of climate change? 2009.

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Chief CNN Meteorologist Reverses Position on Climate Change

Chief CNN Meteorologist Reverses Position on Climate Change

Chief meteorologist Chad Myers no longer doubts anthropogenic climate change.

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REVIEW: What Is Relativity?

REVIEW: What Is Relativity?

Embark on a guided tour of a black hole to learn the genius behind Einstein’s lasting ideas.

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