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Do the Microbes Swimming in Our Guts Control Our Happiness?

Tzido/Getty Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. We now know that the bacteria living in our guts play a key role in keeping our bodies healthy. These microbes can even be transferred from one gut to another to alleviate illnesses. In recent years, researchers have even posited that these microscopic creatures may play a role in…

Bees Are Facing Yet Another Existential Threat

Honeybees pollinate more than $15 billion worth of fruits, nuts and vegetables a year, largely in California, according to the US Department of Agriculture.Frank May/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Reveal and produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news…

Restoring Rights for 10 Percent of Potential Florida Voters

Phelan M. Ebenhack/The Washington Post Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. He did his time. Now, 14 years after being released from prison, Desmond Meade is registered to vote. Submitting his voter registration form last week, Meade described the moment as “very, very emotional.” And he has himself to thank: Meade led…

It’s Time to Start Eating Roadkill

Jessica Matthews/The Washington Post via Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. My mother texts me four photos of a dead moose the week I leave Alaska. It is freshly hit. The pebbled pink brains…

Overflowing Port-a-Potties and Trash—This Is What National Parks Are Like During a Government Shutdown

Large groups continue to pour into Joshua Tree National Park despite the government shutdown.Nick Kirkpatrick/Washington Post/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Since the government shutdown began on December 22, the nation’s 417 parks, battlefields, and monuments have become unsupervised playgrounds—open to the public with few, if any, staffers to rein…