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Featured Stories:

Beyond the Condom
By Nathaniel Scharping
Why can't scientist create a safe, reliable birth control for men?

One Big Fat Truth
By Tamar Haspel
A lot of research has gone into why people are overweight. Perhaps it's simple: More calories in than calories out equals more weight gain.

Building a Better Painkiller
By Jonathan Keats
Opioids are effective at treating chronic pain, but they're also addictive and sometimes deadly. In the midst of an opioid epidemic, researchers are on the hunt for safer painkillers.

Africa's Big Break
By Shannon Hall
Earth's continents once constituted a single landmass called Pangaea before geological forces ripped it apart. Another continental tear –the first one we can study in real time – could be underway.

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