Ed Yong

Atlantic magazine

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Staff writer for The Atlantic where he covers science; former writer of the National Geographic's Not Exactly Rocket Science blog 

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American diplomats heard a mysterious sound in their homes in Cuba a few years ago. Some suffered dizziness, insomnia, and hearing loss. Donald Trump blamed Cuba.

The mysterious sound that allegedly sickened diplomats in Cuba? It was crickets

American diplomats heard a mysterious sound in their homes in Cuba a few years ago. Some suffered dizziness, insomnia, and hearing loss. Donald Trump blamed Cuba.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Four years ago, there was worldwide panic after an Ebola outbreak. More than 11,000 people died before it was brought under control. But Ebola didn’t go away.

Are we ready for the next global plague?

Four years ago, there was worldwide panic after an Ebola outbreak. More than 11,000 people died before it was brought under control. But Ebola didn’t go away.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We have about 40 trillion microbes living in and on us. In other words: a lot of germs. Until recently, we thought they were the enemy. Now we know they keep us alive.

How the 40 trillion microbes in and on us shape our lives

We have about 40 trillion microbes living in and on us. In other words: a lot of germs. Until recently, we thought they were the enemy. Now we know they keep us alive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills.

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It’s invisible in some places, but dirty air kills millions of people all over the world. That’s even true in America, despite the Clean Air Act and California’s Air Resources Board.

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This week has been a bad one for woman's reproductive rights and the health care providers who care for them.

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Most people are in bed at night and then get up during the day. But journalist Katie Nelson felt the need to sleep all the time.

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When it error occurs it’s easy to blame an individual but its often important to looks at systems causes.

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Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail are backed up at the small town of Kennedy Meadows because of all the snow in the Sierras.

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Medical Professionals unconsciously hold biases and stereotypes that impact the care they provide to different type of people.

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