Science & Society

  1. Genetics

    CRISPR enters its first human trials

    A host of new human trials are using a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR to treat genetic diseases — from sickle cell and cancers to a blinding eye disorder.

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  2. Climate

    Catch up with Climate Change Chronicles

    Science News for Students spent a year documenting climate change around the globe. Here’s a roundup of the main stories from the series.

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  3. Planets

    Welcome to moon rock central

    A Science News reporter’s visit to NASA’s moon-rock lab shows the hyper-pristine conditions in which these rocks are kept — and why that’s so important.

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  4. Science & Society

    Eight stories you missed while on summer vacation

    Catch up on the science you missed, from earthquakes in California to weather in space to ploonets.

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  5. Psychology

    Scientists investigate suicide risk among LGBTQ+ teens

    LGBTQ+ youths face higher suicide risks because of how society treats them as members of minority groups. But resources are available. And all teens can help.

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  6. Animals

    Giving cats a special food may one day help people with cat allergies

    Research by pet-food maker Purina aims to disable the major allergen carried in cat saliva. It’s a protein called Fel d1.

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  7. Science & Society

    Beyond the El Paso shooting: Racist words and acts harm kids’ health

    An author of a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how racist acts, such as gun violence, can lead to lifelong physical and mental harm

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  8. Agriculture

    U.S. farmers still use many pesticides that are banned elsewhere

    More than one in four of the pesticide used on U.S. farms in 2016 had been banned in other countries.

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  9. Environment

    Holiday fireworks can bring extreme pollution, India finds

    Fireworks bring sparkle and zing to a celebration, but they also can have a dark side — unhealthy levels of air pollution.

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  10. Brain

    The U.S. prison system can harm young brains, scientist warns

    The U.S. justice system holds teens to adult standards. And that can harm a teen’s developing brain, one researcher now argues.

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  11. Math

    For these artists, math is their muse

    Artists around the world are finding inspiration in the curves, equations and patterns of mathematics. Here are some of their stories.

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  12. Psychology

    Students can sway how their parents view climate change

    Teens and tweens can sway their parents’ views about climate change if they talk about it, sharing what they learned in school, a new study finds.

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