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Is a world without trash possible?
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Photos from inside a tree reveal intimate lives of wild honeybees
Six years ago, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. Where are they now?
Six years ago, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. Where are they now?
Circus-like performances by snow monkeys in Japan contradict their long-revered status
Circus-like performances by snow monkeys in Japan contradict their long-revered status
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These 20 women were trailblazing explorers—why did history forget them?

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Why we dedicated our cover story to ‘the end of trash’

Eliminating trash may sound far-fetched, but continuing to trash the planet is untenable. So innovators worldwide are pioneering solutions.

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This gorgeous art was made with a surprising substance: live bacteria
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