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How do heavy metals like lead get in baby food?

The problem begins at the farm where plants draw toxins from the soil. There’s no washing them away.
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Lab-grown meat receives clearance from F.D.A.

In a first step toward cultivated meat reaching dinner tables and restaurant menus, regulators said that a start-up company’s chicken was safe to eat.
Vacancies in top health and science jobs may threaten Biden's agenda

Vacancies in top health and science jobs may threaten Biden's agenda

President Biden came into office vowing to respect science, but openings in crucial jobs could hamper progress on medical and technological research.
How the human life span doubled in 100 years
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How the human life span doubled in 100 years

Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism.
Vaccines are coming, but pandemic experts expect a 'horrible' winter
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Vaccines are coming, but pandemic experts expect a 'horrible' winter

With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”
How four years of Trump reshaped food and farming
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How four years of Trump reshaped food and farming

No matter who wins the White House on Tuesday, policy changes over the last four years will have long-term impacts on the food system—from the farm economy to food access.
Science under attack: How Trump is sidelining researchers and their Work
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Science under attack: How Trump is sidelining researchers and their Work

In three years, the administration has diminished the role of science in policymaking while disrupting research projects nationwide. Experts say the effects could be felt for years.
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