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Why space travel demands a well-stocked cosmic pharmacy

Troy Farah | 
In space, no one can hear you sneeze. But if an astronaut does catch the flu, it can be a ...
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An essential but ‘disturbing’ question: What if coronavirus is here for good?

John Timmer | 
Most of the optimistic ideas about what to do about SARS-CoV-2 involve engineering the virus's extinction. We could ramp up ...
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‘Sloppy’ CDC lab practices blamed for tainted coronavirus tests in early stages of pandemic

Beth Mole | 
As the new coronavirus took root across America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent states tainted test ...

Turning thoughts to text with brain implants and artificial intelligence

John Timmer | 
For people with limited use of their limbs, speech recognition can be critical for their ability to operate a computer ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...