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Why peanuts are so much worse than other allergies

Why peanuts are so much worse than other allergies

Peanut allergens have multiple allergenic traits that set them apart from other nuts.
How climate change could shorten pregnancies

How climate change could shorten pregnancies

If high carbon emissions continue, babies born in the United States could lose a collective 250,000 days of gestation annually by the end of the century.
One billion people worldwide stop breathing while they sleep

One billion people worldwide stop breathing while they sleep

If you have sleep apnea, chances are you don’t realize it. But it’s linked to diabetes, heart disease and other conditions, and it can put your life at risk.
“Daylighting” underground rivers could bring nature back to cities

“Daylighting” underground rivers could bring nature back to cities

The Victorians placed rivers in underground culverts to contain the smell and create new land for buildings.
A new generation of wildlife documentaries are confronting the climate emergency

A new generation of wildlife documentaries are confronting the climate emergency

Netflix's "Our Planet" and the BBC's "Seven Worlds, One Planet" mark a new era in wildlife programming.
How London’s ‘Europolitan’ families feel about Brexit

How London’s ‘Europolitan’ families feel about Brexit

The UK capital is home to over 1.1 million non-British EU citizens.
The secret of creating happy societies

The secret of creating happy societies

Creating a happy society does not just depend on creating the right conditions. It also depends on creating the right institutions and processes for discovering those conditions.
Why France is on strike

Why France is on strike

Workers across France are threatening to stay off work for an indefinite period over proposed reforms to pensions.
Why children really believe in Santa Claus

Why children really believe in Santa Claus

Christmas traditions can teach us how children come to discriminate between what is real and what is not.
One region has become a key battleground in the UK’s general election

One region has become a key battleground in the UK’s general election

The Conservatives, Labour, and Liberal Democrats are all optimistic of overcoming slim majorities in West Yorkshire.
Climate change is making Christmas tree shopping harder than ever

Climate change is making Christmas tree shopping harder than ever

Over the last five years Christmas tree shortages have been reported in many parts of the US.
A short history of the EU and NATO’s uneasy relationship

A short history of the EU and NATO’s uneasy relationship

In the face of growing security challenges, there is a growing recognition that enhanced cooperation between the EU and NATO will be key to an effective response.
The myth of victory in modern warfare

The myth of victory in modern warfare

Wars don't produce winners and losers—they never really did.
How community support is helping black gay men with HIV thrive

How community support is helping black gay men with HIV thrive

Thrive SS, an HIV support program founded in Atlanta, credits its popularity to forgoing federal funding.
Vietnamese women are hit harder by climate change—but they’re starting to fight back

Vietnamese women are hit harder by climate change—but they’re starting to fight back

Planting mangrove trees on the shores of Vietnam is helping protect against global warming—and also sowing the seeds of female empowerment.
How Manchester City’s owners became the Disney of sport

How Manchester City’s owners became the Disney of sport

Silver Lake's deal with City Football Group, the owners of Manchester City, says a lot about the trajectory of the football business.
Labour’s manifesto could transform British politics—even if it doesn’t win the election

Labour’s manifesto could transform British politics—even if it doesn’t win the election

Labour's proposals under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership would change the relationship between citizen and state.
The problem with medicalizing loneliness

The problem with medicalizing loneliness

The experience of loneliness varies from person to person—something that is not often recognized in conversations about our modern "epidemic."
The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights

The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights

Carlos Ball, author of "The Queering of Corporate America," explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners.
Scientists are taking concrete steps towards reducing cement’s massive carbon footprint

Scientists are taking concrete steps towards reducing cement’s massive carbon footprint

Given the monumental scale of its carbon footprint, cement alone could make or break efforts to slow global warming.