Below are a few of my favorite articles—some are recent, others are old favorites. Some of these I love because the subject matter was so close to my heart (chimpanzees, socially responsible medicine), others because the research was so fascinating (fake meat, déjà vu). 

 

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Earth Is on the Cusp of the Sixth Mass Extinction. Here’s What Paleontologists Want You to Know

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How the World Got Glasses: The invention of spectacles brought the world into focus, but the story of specs--from reading stones to Google Glass--is not as clear as you might expect. 

The oldest form of writing still holds some secrets for us.  Discover magazine

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What Are Antibodies? The body makes this chemical ammo to fight invaders--now and later. Science News for Students

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There was far more to George Washington Carver than you might know. Discover magazine. 

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Talk to the Animals: When humans communicated with animals, we learned something important about ourselves. Double Helix

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Health Beyond Medicine: What does it mean to practice responsible medicine in today's world?  The New Physician

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The Hive Mind. Muse magazine

The Menace of Silent Migraine, Patient Care

Explainer: Allergies. Sometimes the immune system goes into overdrive. Science News for Students

Turbo Cheetah: Scientists use cutting-edge technology to uncover the cheetah's big secret, National Geographic Kids

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Been There, Done That: Déjà vu. Most of us have experienced it, but no one has yet figured out what causes it. Muse magazine. 

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Meet H. Pylori, Your Body's Best Frenemy. Mental Floss

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Absolute Mistress of Her Body: A century after Sanger, women's reproductive health still inflames partisan passions. The New Physician

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Why getting your kid's head in the clouds is a good thing. National Geographic Family

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Meat Minus the Moo: Scientists Race to Engineer Environmentally Friendly, Cruelty-Free Meat, Muse

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Do non-human animals dream? That may depend on what you mean by "dream."

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