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Ed Yong
Science writer at The Atlantic. Author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, a New York Times bestseller on animal-microbe partnerships.
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New York Times World 2h
The American practice is “government-sanctioned child abuse,” said Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights
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Matt Peterson 9h
I read this story, and it’s taking everything I’ve got not to wake my kids up now to tell them I love them.
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Bill Jun 16
If you're a man upset at being lumped in with rapists, attackers and general arseholes just because of your gender, maybe take it up with the men who give us a bad name instead of women who have to be on guard 24/7 because of them.
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NYT Science 23h
When she became the first person to witness bacteria reeling in DNA with a harpoon-like appendage, she dashed into her colleague's lab and blurted, “you need to follow me right now.”
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isi breen 19h
yes. crossing the border without documentation is illegal. being black without a white owner was illegal. walking into a whites only restaurant was illegal. in germany, being a jewish person was illegal. without ethics, laws are just the stories we tell to justify horror.
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Maggie Haberman 12h
In powerful op-ed, Laura Bush, who rarely weighs in on policies of her husband's successors, calls the Trump family separation policy "immoral"
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Replying to @megangarber @LizNeeley
We ordered one last night! Tastes like a daiquiri, looks like the abyss
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Replying to @megangarber
These are the two emotional states I like to cultivate in my friends. (But seriously thank you, Megan!)
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Megan Garber 15h
As a journalist, I am bursting with admiration for this brilliantly reported and beautifully crafted masterpiece. // As a human, I am filled with APPARENTLY ENTIRELY REASONABLE HORRORPANIC at this masterpiece.
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Ed Yong 20h
Replying to @EricTopol
Something has gone horribly horribly wrong with that person's base-pairing 😂😂😂😂
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Jesse Wente Jun 17
Colonial states separate children from parents because they know it works. It destroys and traumatizes for generations. It's an attack on the future as well as the present. It's not partisan issue, it's a colonial one.
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Vinay Prasad Jun 16
As promised, my TWEETORIAL on 's BAD BLOOD! (This ain't a book review; the book is excellent, pls read it) This is about the broader problem Theranos reveals that underlies so much of Biotechnology and Medical start-ups
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The Atlantic Jun 16
Baobab trees can live for 2,500 years, but in the last 12 years, the oldest and biggest ones have either died or started dying, reports
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The Atlantic Jun 16
In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. spent more than a year trying to figure out why:
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Ed Yong Jun 16
Replying to @DLind
You're a star, Dara. Thank you for this.
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Dara Lind Jun 16
Real talk: broke the family separation story in 2017. has been the most essential voice on it. and have written the must-read features. And is going to be essential once he finishes his book tour. Accept no substitutes.
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The Atlantic Jun 16
"It’s like discovering that Darth Vader is the Jedi’s new mascot, or that the Joker has replaced Alfred as Batman’s butler." reports on the insects that have tamed the infamous cordyceps fungi:
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priscilla page Jun 14
I made a fun little collage
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Anne Helen Petersen Jun 16
Replying to @edyong209
a masterful piece of terrifying journalism from : The Next Plague is Coming. Is America Ready?
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The Atlantic Jun 15
Poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans, in some places by as much as two decades. joins , , and to discuss her year of reporting in Baltimore on this week's Radio Atlantic.
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