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COMMENTARY As the state copes with hurricanes and climate disasters, it is figuring out how to manage the slow-motion loss of its coastal land. But its plans could endanger the cultures that define the region. 1072 words. By Craig E. Colten, Louisiana State University
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY Scientists have a good estimate on the staggering number of stars in the universe. 579 words. By Brian Jackson, Boise State University
COMMENTARY You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray, something organized disinformation campaigns count on. 1254 words. By Filippo Menczer, Indiana University
COMMENTARY Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients. 1145 words. By Patrick Jackson, University of Virginia
COMMENTARY There is value in observing legal precedent, but sometimes circumstances, logic or judges’ views determine it’s time to overturn it. 1031 words. By David Schultz, Hamline University
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY New research suggests that fire from the sky in the form of a small asteroid annihilated a city near the Dead Sea 3,600 years ago. 1103 words. By Christopher R. Moore, University of South Carolina
COMMENTARY An FDA panel has voted against recommending approval of a booster COVID-19 shot for the general population – disappointing some public health officials. 786 words. By Matthew Woodruff, Emory University
COMMENTARY Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics. 878 words. By Nancy S. Jecker, University of Washington
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