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A Rare Species of Tree Was Saved from Australia’s Wildfires. And Then Something Amazing Happened.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service personnel inspect Wollemi pine trees in the Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia.NSW National Parks and Wildfire Service/AP This piece was originally published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Buried amid the horrific news from Australia about climate…

The Case for Giving Pregnant Women More Drugs

Adam McCauley/Mother Jones Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Pregnancy often comes with a lengthy list of physical discomforts, but Kate O’Brien’s were unusual: coughing, night sweats, extreme fatigue. After a series of misdiagnoses, a test finally came back positive. She had tuberculosis. O’Brien, who was 35 and living in New…

The Trouble With Tuna Poke Bowls

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. My first Thanksgiving in the Bay Area, a new friend invited me to share the holiday with her family. Before the potluck meal kicked off, my friend’s Hawaiian grandmother unveiled a bowl of treasure: cubes of succulent raw ahi, or tuna, lightly seasoned with sesame…