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The power of catnip (Science Magazine)
by Sofia Moutinho
Not only is catnip a euphoria-inducing feline drug, new research finds that it also keeps bugs at bay. No wonder kitties are wild for it.

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How conspiracy theories work (Knowable Magazine)
by Greg Miller
Are conspiracy theories getting more popular? Are conservatives more prone to believe than liberals? Science says it’s complicated. But research also offers some ways to undermine conspiracy thinking before it gets started.

Indigenous forest defense (Yale 360)
by Fred Pearce
Panama’s Naso people have won the right to control the land that holds some of the country’s largest forests. Research suggests that’s very good news when it comes to curbing deforestation.

Why do people seek “natural” healing? (Aeon)
by Alan Jay Levinovitz
“Natural medicine” used to mean methods that didn’t involve the supernatural. Now it’s almost the opposite. But there are reasons people look for ways of healing outside the mainstream.

The terrorism threat isn’t over (The Conversation)
by Luis De la Calle
After the violence of January 6, many were relieved when Joe Biden’s inauguration went smoothly. But conditions may be right for a long-term terrorism problem in this country.

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