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A behind the scenes tour at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory on April 19, 2017 in Meyrin, Switzerland. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The Future of Particle Physics Will Live and Die in China

China's next-generation supercollider will unlock secrets of the universe — and destroy the ideals of the scientists running it.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev looks through a microscope during a visit to the Kurchatov scientific research institute in Moscow on September 30, 2009. Medvedev made a working visit to the research center.                 AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAXIM SHIPENKOV (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The World’s Largest Free Scientific Resource Is Now Blocked in Russia

A feud within Russia's scientific community could have major repercussions.

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The Secret History of Diplomats and Invisible Weapons

The alleged use of a “sound weapon” against U.S. Embassy officials in Cuba harks back to a Cold War medical mystery.

An employee of Sanofi-Pasteur packages vaccines against the flu at the factory Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis pharmaceutical company on November 26, 2012 in the northwestern city of Val-de-Reuil, western France. French health care giant Sanofi Pasteur will soon produce a vaccine against dengue fever near Lyon, central-easter France.  Dengue causes a flu-like illness for most victims but one of its strains can cause life-threatening internal bleeding. AFP PHOTO/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU        (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Science Won’t Save Vaccines From Lawsuits Anymore

Europe’s highest court has just cleared the way for vaccine-truthers to sue manufacturers, even without any evidence.

UNSPECIFIED  :  Jane Goodall, English primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist, with a chimpanzee in her arms, c. 1995  (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)

Thoughts from Jane Goodall on How to Save the Planet

What chimpanzees and the trees of Tanzania can teach us about battling the effects of climate change.

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Yeah, the Weather Has Been Weird

People already care about climate change – the trick is getting them to realize it.

MEYRIN, SWITZERLAND - APRIL 19:  (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an 360° X 360° full-spherical, Panoramic ball camera. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.)  A general view of the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) cavern and detector during a behind the scenes tour at CERN, the World's Largest Particle Physics Laboratory on April 19, 2017 in Meyrin, Switzerland.  ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring. It is designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities, where a phase of matter called quark-gluon plasma forms. The ALICE detectors weighs 10,000-tonne and is 26 m long, 16 m high, and 16 m wide. It sits in a vast cavern 56 m below ground close to the village of St Genis-Pouilly in France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The Middle East Just Got its First Particle Accelerator

The new research center aims to substitute habitual regional clashes with a subatomic variety.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a baby during a rally in the Special Events Center of the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida on November 5, 2016. / AFP / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Is America’s Experiment in Having No Government

Yes, it seems scary. But it’s all in the name of science.

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First-Ever Malaria Vaccine To Begin Tests Next Year

If effective, it would be a big deal for Africa, which bears the brunt of malaria cases and deaths.

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09:   A scientist lowers biological samples into a liquid nitrogen storage tank at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute on December 9, 2014 in Cambridge, England. Healthy and cancerous biological samples are stored at -196degrees to preserve them for use laboratory tests and experiments. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Its vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and as such the survival rate in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. Cancer Research UK funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK, more than 33,000 patients who join clinical trials each year and a further 40,000 volunteers that give their time to support the work. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK)

I Will March for Science on Saturday — So Should You

Trump’s cuts to pure science and vital agencies risk generational damage to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

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This Canadian River Disappeared in Four Days Thanks to Climate Change

Lost river is the first case of ‘river piracy’ in the modern era. Geologists say it has wreaked havoc on the local ecosystem.

On this episode of The E.R., editor-in-chief Jonathan Tepperman and the panel discuss what's next for the Middle East.

How Will We Choose to Leave our Earth for Future Generations?

David Rothkopf sits down and speaks with one of FP’s Global Thinker Lifetime Achievement Award winners Dr. Jane Goodall.

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Boaty McBoatface Makes Inaugural Voyage to Antarctica

The little remote-controlled underwater research submarine that could.

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