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Inception machines (Aeon)
by Sara Kimmich
Imagine a technology that could plant an idea in your brain without ever making you consciously aware of it. New fMRI experiments could reduce serious phobias—or be used in creepier ways.

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This ice is hot, heavy, and very weird (Quanta)
by Joshua Sokol
Scientists have created a bizarre, black form of ice that exists under conditions of extreme heat and pressure. It may be the most common form of water in the universe.

What a post-Roe world would look like (The Washington Post)
by David Austin Walsh
New laws passed in a number of states have pro-choice advocates worried that the Supreme Court could return the nation to a pre-Roe v. Wade situation. But anti-abortion laws in the nineteenth and early twentieth century were never as punitive as the current round of legislation.

The odds against black girls (USA Today)
by Monica Rhor
Black girls are far more likely than white ones to face severe punishments in school and in the criminal justice system. One young woman’s life shows how individual incidents add up to create devastating outcomes.

The wildlife sanctuary Chernobyl built (Wired)
by Adam Rogers
The Chernobyl disaster was devastating for people living nearby. But for animals, in the long term, it may have been a pretty good thing.

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