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Retailers’ costs for managing returns are rising. Ronny Hartmann/picture alliance via Getty Images

Inside the black box of Amazon returns

Returns are becoming a costly sustainability problem for retailers and the planet. A supply chain expert explains.
States and schools with more inclusive policies and protections help LGBTQ youth and their families feel safer. AP Photo/Tommy Martino

Anti-trans bills and political climates are taking a significant mental health toll on trans and nonbinary people – even during Pride

The rainbow Pride flags flying this month obscure the ongoing legislative attacks threatening the health and well-being of transgender and nonbinary people and their families.
Aristóteles (centro), vestido con una túnica azul, en un discurso con Platón en un fresco del siglo XVI, ‘La Escuela de Atenas’, de Rafael. Pascal Deloche/Stone via Getty Images

Tres lecciones de Aristóteles sobre la amistad

Una ruptura con un amigo íntimo puede ser tan dolorosa como una ruptura con una pareja. ¿Qué consejos daba Aristóteles para tener y conservar amigos?
IBM executive Christina Montgomery, cognitive scientist Gary Marcus and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman prepared to testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

How can Congress regulate AI? Erect guardrails, ensure accountability and address monopolistic power

Figuring out how to regulate AI is a difficult challenge, and that’s even before tackling the problem of the small number of big companies that control the technology.
A confirmation class in 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest/Wikimedia Commons

Shavuot: The Jewish holiday that became all about children

Shavuot, which was originally an ancient pilgrimage festival, has gone through many changes over the years – as has Judaism itself.
Aristotle (center), wearing a blue robe, seen in a discourse with Plato in a 16th century fresco, ‘The School of Athens’ by Raphael. Pascal Deloche/Stone via Getty Images

Three lessons from Aristotle on friendship

A scholar of ancient Greek philosophy writes about Aristotle’s timeless advice on how to nurture and keep friendships.
Quaternary ammonium compounds can linger on surfaces and in indoor air and dust long after the disinfectant has dried. Guido Mieth/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Disinfectants and cleaning products harboring toxic chemicals are widely used despite lack of screening for potential health hazards

Quaternary ammonium compounds, also known as QACs or quats, are commonly used antimicrobials also found in many household products. Soap and water may be a safer bet when cleaning surfaces.
The TOI-700 star system is home to four planets, including two in its habitable zone that could host liquid water. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Distant star TOI-700 has two potentially habitable planets orbiting it – making it an excellent candidate in the search for life

With more than 5,000 known exoplanets, astronomers are shifting their focus from discovering additional distant worlds to identifying which are good candidates for further study.
If you want to use two-factor authentication via text message on Twitter, you’ll have to pay for it. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Should you pay for Meta’s and Twitter’s verified identity subscriptions? A social media researcher explains how the choice you face affects everyone else

Twitter and Meta are looking to make money from protecting users’ identities. This raises questions about collective security, people understanding what they’re paying for and who remains vulnerable.
A new federal regulation will set national limits on two ‘forever chemicals’ widely found in drinking water. Thanasis Zovoilis/moment via Getty Images

Regulating ‘forever chemicals’: 3 essential reads on PFAS

The Biden administration is finalizing the first federal limits on two compounds, PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water. These so-called ‘forever chemicals’ have been linked to numerous health effects.
Nanoparticles (white disks) can be used to deliver treatment to cells (blue). Brenda Melendez and Rita Serda/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Nanomedicines for various diseases are in development – but research facilities produce vastly inconsistent results on how the body will react to them

The proteins that cover nanoparticles are essential to understanding how they work in the body. Across 17 proteomics facilities in the US, less than 2% of the identified proteins were identical.

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