Welcome to Sunday. The top 5 most-read stories of the week are displayed below. Below that are five editors’ selections that we want to make sure you don’t miss.

This week our readers were curious about monkeypox, with two stories about the viral infection among the week’s most read. Maureen Ferran, a virologist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, answered our questions about the monkeypox vaccines approved for use in the U.S. Rebecca Fischer, an epidemiologist at Texas A&M, explained how monkeypox is transmitted and why it is not considered a sexually transmitted disease.

The Inflation Reduction Act got final approval in Congress Friday, initiating major changes to the nation's health care policies and boosting federal investments to slow climate change. In another of this week’s readers’ picks, James Morton Turner, a professor of environment studies at Wellesley College, explains how one provision in the new legislation may have unintended consequences on EV tax credits.

In editors’ picks, Georgia State’s Law & Ethics professor Clark Cunningham explains what we learned Friday when the warrant to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida home was unsealed.

I also hope you’ll check out scholars’ recommendations of the best novels, films and music to help you understand the painful births of the nations of India and Pakistan 75 years ago. If you enjoy this piece, please check out a special e-book we’ve created with articles exploring the theme of Partition.

And I’ve slipped in an excellent archival story about "The Satanic Verses" that’s trending on our site after the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie in New York State Friday.

Emily Costello

Managing Editor

Readers' picks

Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

How does monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains why it isn’t an STI and what counts as close contact

Rebecca S.B. Fischer, Texas A&M University

While the majority of monkeypox cases thus far have been recorded among men who have sex with men, everyone is still at risk of contracting the disease.

Editors' picks

A police officer drives by Mar-a-Lago on August 9, 2022. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images

Unsealed court documents show the FBI was looking for evidence Trump violated the Espionage Act and other laws – here’s how the documents seized show possible wrongdoing

Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University

A legal scholar analyzes the unsealed warrant for the FBI’s recent search of Donald Trump’s home and the list of materials seized there. The implications for Trump are potentially grave.

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