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Thomas Levenson

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    When a Good Scientist Is the Wrong Source

    How a bad “fact” helped the lab-leak hypothesis go viral.

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    The “Lab Leak”: It’s Not Enough to Say Accidents Happen

    So far no one has come up with any clear account of how a coronavirus escaped biosafety level 4 barriers. Photograph by MihasLi / Shutterstock Disasters evoke a search for who to blame. Mishandled disasters make that search vital for anyone whose actions or inactions may have amplified the catastrophe’s damage. As the official United […]

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    The Lessons of a Ghost Planet

    Vulcan shows us science beyond the scientific method.