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Science Out in the World

There’s a lot to learn in science class: the periodic table, the stages of a butterfly, but also … how to be an American citizen.

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Friendsgiving

For many, the Thanksgiving holidays are a time to gather with your biological relatives. But what if you don’t have the traditional, Norman-Rockwell family?

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Giving Birth While Black

Black women are three and a half times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Even highly educated, wealthy black women are at a greater risk of complications than white women.

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Healing Displacement

It’s hard to navigate the U.S. healthcare system. But it’s even harder when you’re a refugee.

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Replay: Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

A researcher found that cell phone radiation can cause changes to our cells.

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Grief

Leaving 1203: Emptying a Home, Filling the Heart is a loving memoir about the daunting task of emptying a beloved family home.

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Presenting: Broken Ground

Broken Ground, Episode 1: The Kingston, Tennessee coal ash spill of 2008 and and its devastating consequences for hundreds of workers who had to clean up the toxic ness.

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Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.

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The Human Ecosystem

Philosopher Jesse Kirkpatrick says he’s less worried about human gene editing and more interested in how CRISPR technology can be used to enhance–or harm–the environment around us.

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Keeping Kids Healthy

Tired of making new years’ resolutions for yourself? Try making some for your kids.

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Got Me Hypnotized

A closer look at the secret parts of our brain that keep us awake, asleep, and something in between.

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Replay: Spirituality in Millennials

Is the millennial generation the generation of “Spiritual but not Religious?”