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New research reveals how much ads for a toenail fungus medication helped boost sales.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Estimates of animal populations made by local residents and field scientists are similar.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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Researchers used radar to provide new insight into how precipitation raises the chances of deadly car crashes.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

A new analysis reveals links between more than 5,000 natural disasters and 1,000 armed conflicts in China’s history.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Analysis of vessel interactions reveals large potential for illegal activities, researchers say.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Researchers find that complex cultural practices tend to proliferate in more niche groups.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Climate models produce incredible amounts of data. Soon, scientists may have to give some of it up.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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