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Why 18th-Century Masturbation Pseudoscience Was So Hard to Rub Out

How a fraud and a wacko convinced two centuries of masturbators that jacking off caused blindness, insanity, gout and hairy palms

Florida’s Genetically Modified Mosquito War

A biotechnology company has received approval to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. What could go wrong?

Joy Milne Can Smell Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But Can She Detect COVID?

Blessed with hypersomia, or the ability to sniff out disease with a freaky accuracy that often surpasses that of diagnostic machines, Milne and those like her might very well be the missing link to a return to normal life

No, EEE Is Not the Next Plague

Don’t worry, this probably isn’t the latest Old Testament–style harbinger of the apocalypse

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