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Worst-case scenario for coronavirus deaths ‘imperfect and has to rely on a number of assumptions’

John Timmer | 
On Monday [March 16], the COVID-19 Response Team at Imperial College London released a report that describes its efforts to ...
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Even small villages were ravaged by Black Death, mass grave in the UK shows

Kiona Smith | 
Archaeologists recently excavated a mass burial of at least 48 men, women, and children on the grounds of a medieval ...
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Once focused on vegan burgers, alt-protein industry sets sights on grain- and cell-based chicken, steak

Emiko Terazono | 
After four years as a biomedical engineer specializing in 3D printing of tissue and organs in Barcelona, Giuseppe Scionti had ...
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This is your brain on horror movies

Jennifer Ouellette | 
When we watch horror movies, our brains are hard at work, with lots of interconnected cross-talk between different regions to ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop under fire again for ‘exploiting health issues in order to make money’

Beth Mole | 
Gwyneth Paltrow’s contextual commerce company Goop is still making more than a dozen false and misleading health claims about the ...
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Re-engineering yeast to create biofuel appears possible, ‘but the effort involved is intimidating’

John Timmer | 
A little while ago, we covered the idea of using photovoltaic materials to drive enzymatic reactions in order to produce specific chemicals ...
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Stepping in Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix series promotes ‘junk science, gibberish and unproven health claims’, says microbiologist

Beth Mole | 
In the third episode of Goop's Netflix series, a female guest remarks that we women are seen as "very dangerous ...
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‘Connecticut vampire’s’ identity revealed through genetic analysis of remains

Jennifer Ouellette | 
Back in 1990, children playing near a gravel pit in Griswold, Connecticut, stumbled across a pair of skulls that had broken ...
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‘Grandmother hypothesis’ may explain why killer whales and humans evolved menopause

Cathleen O'Grady | 
There's a rare human trait that doesn't often make it into debates about what makes our species unique: menopause. Humans ...
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‘Eye of Sauron’: Man’s strange eyes linked to rare genetic condition

Beth Mole | 
Doctors in Texas came face to face with a dark, spine-tingling eye that looked rimmed by flames—or, as they calmly ...
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Chinese scientists may have figured out how to attack the protein created by Huntington’s damaged gene

John Timmer | 
Huntington's disease is caused by a dominant mutation, meaning that anyone who inherits it will develop the disease. ... Despite ...
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Extra copies of Denisovan, Neanderthal DNA helped humans adapt to ancient environments

Kiona Smith | 
University of Washington geneticist PingHsun Hsieh and his colleagues found Neanderthal and Denisovan versions of some genes in the genomes ...
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The man who was always drunk, but never drank alcohol: Scientists unwrap the mystery of ‘auto-brewery syndrome’

Beth Mole | 
After years of inexplicably getting drunk without drinking alcohol, having mood swings and bouts of aggression, landing a DWI charge ...
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Reversal of fortune for ‘failed’ Alzheimer’s drug? Biogen now seeking FDA approval, based on new test data

Beth Mole | 
An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's disease is headed to the Food and Drug Administration for approval—despite the fact that it ...
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Medieval Europe’s devastating Black Death was caused by just two strains of the disease

Jennifer Ouellette | 
The Black Death ravaged medieval Western Europe, wiping out roughly one-third of the population. Now researchers have traced the genetic ...
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Man with at least 17 children sues fertility clinic for being ‘incredibly irresponsible’ with his sperm

Beth Mole | 
An Oregon doctor filed a $5.25 million lawsuit [October 2] against a fertility clinic at the Oregon Health & Science ...
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Forget fecal transplants—vaginal fluid swaps could ‘revolutionize’ women’s health

Beth Mole | 
In the afterglow of successful fecal transplants, researchers are now sniffing around vaginal fluids for the next possible bodily product ...
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Infographic: How an asteroid killed the dinosaurs

Scott Johnson | 
The Cenozoic is the name geologists give to the era spanning the last 66 million years, and it started with the mass ...
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Growing some crops under solar panels boosts water efficiency, electricity generation

Scott Johnson | 
Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other ...
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Infographic: Meet Asgard archaea, a simple cell that just might look like one of our oldest relatives

John Timmer | 
The cells of all animals, plants, and fungi have an impressive complexity, with a variety of compartments specialized in various ...
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Viewpoint: Elon Musk’s Neuralink dreams are a mix of reality and ‘science fiction’

John Timmer | 
So, how precisely is Neuralink pushing the envelope?  ... A lot of Neuralink's vision may sound difficult to believe, but ...
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2 experimental Ebola treatments show promise in clinical trials, boosting survival rates

Beth Mole | 
For the first time, preliminary clinical-trial results suggest that two experimental Ebola drugs can lower the death toll of the ...
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Does testosterone impact moral decisions? Not according to this research.

John Timmer | 
The Trolley Problem is a staple of ethics courses and has even made its way into prime-time television. It's a ...
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Curaleaf’s unproven claims that CBD treats cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain draws FDA warning

Beth Mole | 
The company Curaleaf claims that it has developed products that can treat a slew of the most formidable conditions found ...
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Viewpoint: Why the New York Times failed with its coverage of overhyped probiotics obesity treatment

Beth Mole | 
Adding to the steaming pile of unsubstantiated hype over probiotics, the New York Times ran an uncritical article ... suggesting ...
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Tiny electric signals in the brains of comatose patients may help predict who will wake up

Beth Mole | 
Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they ...
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Vaccines for influenza, other diseases will be ‘printed’ at home in the future

Andrew Hessel | 
Rather than warehouses of refrigerated cures for static diseases, we need a highly distributed agile system for producing vaccines and ...
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Video: Tech guru and author Rob Reid on synthetic biology’s power to help or destroy us

Rob Reid | 
In 2011, two separate research teams—one in Holland, the other in Wisconsin—set out to repair this "defect" in H5N1. By ...