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A Gospel According to the Earth

Sown by science, a new eco-faith takes root.

Friday, January 23

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Can the Siberian Tiger Make a Comeback?

In Russia’s Far East, an orphaned female tiger is the test case in an experimental effort to save one of the most endangered animals on earth.

Wednesday, January 21

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"Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids"

People with Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a genetic defect, always feel as though they’re starving. How can you condition them to control their appetites when temptation is everywhere?

Tuesday, January 20

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U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

“Easy care” sheep, crushed piglets, and starving calves. These are the products of a remote research center where scientists are trying to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry.

Wednesday, January 14

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How Intel Gave Stephen Hawking a Voice

Designing technology that allows ALS patients to communicate.

Tuesday, January 13

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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

How mental illness reshapes a marriage.

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"I Don't Know If I'm Already Infected"

Sheikh Humarr Khan was a globally renowned expert in tropical diseases, and the hero who ran Sierra Leone’s worst Ebola ward. So why, when he finally fell ill, was he denied the extraordinary treatments that could have saved him?

Monday, January 12

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Bees, Inc.

Save the honeybee, sterilize the earth.

Saturday, January 10

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Taking Care of Our Own

The dilemma of providing quality health care for undocumented immigrants, and how one city is attempting to solve it.

Wednesday, January 7

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Voices from Chernobyl

“'You have to understand: This is not your husband anymore, not a beloved person, but a radioactive object with a strong density of poisoning. You’re not suicidal. Get a hold of yourself.' And I was like someone who’d lost her mind: 'But I love him! I love him!' He’s sleeping, and I’m whispering: 'I love you!' Walking in the hospital courtyard, 'I love you.' Carrying his sanitary tray, 'I love you.'”

Excerpted from Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster.

Tuesday, January 6

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Dry

The water’s nearly gone in the San Joaquin Valley, and an old farmer sees the writing on the wall.

Monday, January 5

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The Town Without Wi-Fi

The residents of Green Bank, West Virginia, can’t use cell phones, wi-fi, or other modern technology due to a high-tech government telescope. Recently, this ban has made the town a magnet for so-called electrosensitives, and the locals aren’t thrilled to have them.