How Science Can Tell if Your Great-Grandparents Were Strikebreakers

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Christine Kenneally on the connections between your genes and your history.

New Study: California’s Epic Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused by Climate Change

Thanks to an ongoing severe drought, water levels are extremely low at southern California's Lake Piru. Ringo Chiu/ZUMA

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

Seas Are Rising in Weird, New Ways

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Global warming is changing the way that oceans rise.

Science Says Your Baby Is a Socialist

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Psychologist Paul Bloom discusses the moral lives of children.

Even Global Warming Can’t Convince Republicans That Global Warming Exists

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Polling data suggests that even when the heat is on, political ideology outweighs facts.

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