BLAZING NEW TRAILS
Artificial Intelligence Can Stop Wildfires In Their Tracks
Monarch Butterflies Are Thriving This Year. It Won’t Last.
‘We may never see a population this big ever again,’ butterfly expert Chip Taylor says.
Big Oil Says You’re Safe From These Toxic Clouds. You’re Not
Under pressure, hydrofluoric acid can become a noxious vapor. But activists argue the industry’s protections of using additives are based on shaky science—or on no evidence at all.
MOOLAH FOR YOUR VOTE
The Politicians Who Get the Most Money From Big Pharma
A new Kaiser Health News database, ‘Pharma Cash to Congress,’ tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.
HOLD MY BEER
Climate Change’s Next Victim Is Beer
Your favorite pint could get more expensive—or not be on the menu at all, according to a new report.
The Anthropocene Era Is Killing Us
Our bodies evolved in a different geological era, and as we stand upon the crest of yet another, humans are showing signs of the stress these changes are placing on us.
The Million-Dollar Deal Behind the Vaginal Mesh Implant Mess
An investigation in the British Medical Journal shows Ulm Ulmsted earned $1 million from Johnson & Johnson to make clinical trials seem successful.
What’s Worse Than Ebola? Fighting It in a War Zone
Progress containing the deadly disease may be tenuous thanks to the proliferation of guerrilla groups and intensifying violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.