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Beijing’s Forbidden City lies shrouded in industrial smog.
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Holger Kleine via iStock
China’s infamous air pollution affects its citizens’ minds as well as their bodies.

Clearing the air reduces suicide rates

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Two researchers, one male against exterior foliage background, one female against yellow studio background
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Carlos G. Levi and Thuc-quyen Nguyen
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A family, made up of a couple and their three children, in the Amazon stands together smiling.
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Michael Gurven
The Tsimane are an indigenous population in the Bolivian Amazon
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Gary Horowitz wears glasses and a blue shirt in a dark room
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Matt Perko
Gary Horowitz
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A computer rendering of bacteria and a superbug
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Ryan Allen and Peter Allen, Second Bay Studios
A new antibiotic cured mice infected with bacteria deemed nearly “untreatable” in humans — and resistance to the drug was virtually undetectable.
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An aerial view of a forest
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Nathan Stephenson, USGS
Variation within a given species enables some individuals to survive harsher drought conditions than others.