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Behold the Mosquito of the Future

A British company is expanding efforts in Brazil to genetically modify sterile mosquitoes.

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This Genetic Poison Could Save the Bees

Scientists have developed a new kind of pesticide that can disrupt the genetic sequences of the intended targets. The new method goes after the RNA of unwanted organisms—and could be used to target a mite “believed to be at least partly responsible for the mass die-offs of honeybees in recent years.”

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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