Aria Bendix Senior Reporter
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Aria Bendix is a Senior Reporter at Insider, covering urban and environmental science. She writes about the environment (nuclear energy, climate disasters, environmental toxins), urban inequality (housing, homelessness, basic income), and agricultural technology (water shortages and eliminating food waste).

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  • Urban and Environmental Science

307 Articles
about 1 month ago
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Here's why people believe they'll win the record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot — even when the o...

The $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot is still up for grabs, and Americans are convinced they have a chance at winning t...

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9 months ago
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People describe near-death experiences in an eerily similar way. They've convinced some researche...

People who've faced death often report being more spiritual afterward, two University of Virginia professors said at ...

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9 months ago
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Virtual reality could help ward off Alzheimer's by making people feel less lonely

Virtual reality could reduce loneliness, a key risk factor for Alzheimer's. It could also trigger old memories or hel...

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9 months ago
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Moderna president says 4th COVID-19 shot is probably only necessary for older and immunocompromis...

Young, healthy people may choose not to get boosted if they're not concerned about infection or mild disease, Moderna...

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9 months ago
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More than 100 Ukrainian workers have been trapped at Chernobyl for nearly 2 weeks after Russia in...

Nuclear experts worry that Chernobyl workers, who are sleeping on the floor, tables, or cots, are getting too tired p...

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9 months ago
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COVID-19 patients say Omicron back pain feels like period cramps, kidney stones, or muscle spasms

Back pain has become relatively common among people recently diagnosed with COVID-19. It could offer clues about how ...

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9 months ago
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Minutes to hours after a nuclear bomb are critical for survival. Disaster experts explain how to ...

US residents would have 30 minutes or less to find shelter if a nuclear bomb was headed their way. Taking immediate a...

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9 months ago
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UN report warns of climate-related mass extinctions, including the disappearance of penguins and ...

Half of our plant and animal species could be threatened if global temperatures rise 4 degrees Celsius, the new IPCC ...

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9 months ago
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Unlivable cities, refugees, extinct animals: UN climate report warns of drastic changes in coming...

Up to 3.6 billion people are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including floods, water scarcity, an...

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10 months ago
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Despite Ukrainian fears, nuclear experts say fighting near Chernobyl unlikely to cause major radi...

Nuclear experts said they weren't concerned about a major release of radiation at Chernobyl, the site of the world's ...

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10 months ago
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CDC says 'green' and 'yellow' counties can take off their masks. A color-coded map shows where yo...

The CDC relaxed mask recommendations for counties with low and medium levels of COVID-19 cases on Friday.

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10 months ago
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Russia's attack on Ukraine raises a harrowing question: How widespread would fallout from a nucle...

A modern-day nuclear bomb could wipe out an entire city and cause third-degree burns in nearby areas, nuclear experts...

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