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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sits in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 8, 2015. A long-awaited report on sexual abuse faulted his handling of four cases. AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Pope Benedict accused of mishandling sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads

A German report accused retired Pope Benedict XVI of mishandling several cases of sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are a few of our related articles on the Catholic Church’s crisis.
Reverse vaccination teaches the immune system to ignore rather than attack self-proteins. Christoph Burgstedt/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

Reverse vaccination technique in mice suggests new way to teach the immune system not to attack lifesaving treatments

A recent lab-stage study finds that preexposure to the proteins used to treat conditions like hemophilia A could help train the immune system to tolerate rather than attack therapies.
People pray for the victims of child sex abuse during a special service at a Catholic church outside Paris on Oct. 5, 2021. A new French report estimates that more than 200,000 children were abused by clergy since 1950. AP Photo/Michel Euler

The Catholic Church sex abuse crisis: 4 essential reads

A French report on the scale of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is the latest revelation in the crisis, but its roots go back decades – or more. Here are a few of our many related articles.
Los grupos de salud y apoyo del VIH ofrecieron pruebas de COVID-19 y otros servicios comunitarios durante la pandemia iStock / Getty Images Plus. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Cómo los barrios gay en Estados Unidos utilizaron la experiencia del VIH para ayudar contra el COVID

Las comunidades gay en los EEUU estaban bien equipadas para dar servicios sociales y de salud al principio de la pandemia actual, cuando la respuesta COVID-19 del gobierno se retrasó.
Containers of the herbicide glyphosate at a farm supply store in northeast Thailand in 2019. AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

While debate rages over glyphosate-based herbicides, farmers are spraying them all over the world

Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it’s still widely used around the globe.
HIV health and support groups offered COVID-19 testing and other community services during the pandemic. iStock / Getty Images Plus

How gay neighborhoods used the traumas of HIV to help American cities fight coronavirus

Having survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gay communities in the US were well equipped to get residents health and social services early in the pandemic, when the government’s COVID-19 response lagged.
Seattle police officers deploy pepper spray as they clash with protesters in Seattle, Washington, on July 25, 2020. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Racial groups suffer disparate consequences after unfair police treatment – but not the groups you might think

New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
This skull, found in France, was among the first fossils to be recognized as belonging to our own species. DEA /G. Cigolini via Getty Images

How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more?

Our biggest evolutionary advantages are an ability to walk on two legs and our big brains.
Cada breve encuentro social planta una pequeña semilla que puede convertirse en una nueva idea o inspiración. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images

¿Por qué estar en casa y no en cafés y bares está ‘desgastando’ nuestra creatividad?

Al perdernos las reuniones y las observaciones casuales que despiertan nuestra curiosidad y sacuden esos momentos de “¡ajá!”, las nuevas ideas, grandes y pequeñas, quedan sin descubrir.
Toilets in space are a bit more complicated than those on Earth. Don DeBold via Wikipedia

How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?

Going to the bathroom is much more complicated in space without any gravity. To solve this problem of tricky orbital potty breaks, NASA builds special toilets that work without gravity.
Gene-based vaccines had never been approved for humans before the coronavirus pandemic. Juan Gaertner/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

3 medical innovations fueled by COVID-19 that will outlast the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
En facilitant les rencontres aléatoires et les échanges à bâtons rompus, les cafés nourrissent la créativité. Laurent Perren/Unsplash

Ne pas pouvoir traîner dans les cafés et les bars nuit à la créativité

En passant à côté de rencontres imprévues et d’observations qui piquent notre curiosité et font naître des déclics, des idées, petites ou grandes, ne verront jamais le jour.
By encouraging random encounters and free-flowing conversation, coffee shops are engines of innovation. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images

Why being stuck at home – and unable to hang out in cafes and bars – drains our creativity

By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt ‘a-ha’ moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.

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