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Epidemics helped shape the Americas. Blame Columbus and Europeans

Matthew Ward | 
The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there ...
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5 ways the CDC is wrong in equivocating on airborne spread of COVID particles

Stacy Morford | 
Scientists have been warning for months that the coronavirus could be spread by aerosols – tiny respiratory droplets that people emit ...
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Here’s how dogs really see the world

Nancy Dreschel | 
Dogs definitely see the world differently than people do, but it’s a myth that their view is just black, white ...
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Why facts don’t work against vaccine deniers and other science skeptics

Adrian Bardon | 
Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ...
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How to keep virtual reality from taking over real life

Alexandros Skandalis | 
American R&B star John Legend is doing a major live show on Thursday June 25 to promote his new album, ...
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Asymptomatic COVID-19 infections can still cause lung damage

John Kinnear | 
Modern medicine rightly emphasises the importance of science. The focus, however, too often displaces our attention from the real point ...
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How supercomputing is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic

Jeremy Smith | 
In “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, the haughty supercomputer Deep Thought is asked whether he can ...
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Dead or alive? The cosmology of viruses

Hugh Harris | 
Viruses are an inescapable part of life, especially in a global viral pandemic. Yet ask a roomful of scientists if ...
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Feeling a bit stir crazy during the pandemic lockdown? Blame it on human evolution

Isabelle Winder, Vivien Shaw | 
Humans are intensely social creatures. We all need company and social contact. But for many of us, being at home ...
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From bioterror to bioerror: Who’s afraid of biohacking?

Andrew Lapworth | 
In March, amateur scientists in Sydney announced they had created a COVID-19 test kit that is simpler, faster, and cheaper ...
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Coronavirus romance: Is it healthy for isolating couples to have so much together time?

Hannah Schacter | 
In the wake of COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders, young couples may find themselves spending more time with each ...
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How old is that child? ‘Epigenetic clocks’ could help fight child labor, trafficking and improve age records on immigrant children

Epigenetic clocks are a new type of biological test currently capturing the attention of the scientific community, private companies and ...
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‘Bee-washing’ by advocacy groups and product pushers: We should shift the focus to native bees not honeybees

Lila Westreich | 
Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among ...
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Plants engineered to ‘recycle’ toxins could boost crop yields nearly 50 percent

Paul South | 
Can you imagine the entire population of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and France going hungry? ...
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‘Precision farming’ could slow climate change and unlock $250 billion in profits for farmers

Bhaskar Chakravorti | 
There is a long list of global problems to combat, including hunger, drought, poverty, bad health, polluted water and poor ...
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Viewpoint: If organic farmers want to promote sustainable farming they should reconsider hostility toward CRISPR-gene editing

Rebecca Mackelprang | 
A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential ...
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Indoor farms could boost food production, but energy-friendly alternatives exist

Andrew Jenkins | 
By 2050, global food production will need to increase by an estimated 70% in developed countries and 100% in developing countries ...
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Resignation of French environmental minister could be a win for glyphosate supporters

François Allard-Huver | 
The surprise announcement of the resignation of Nicolas Hulot .... is part of .... a series of .... big differences ...
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Organic, grass-fed beef: Nutritious food choice or marketing hype?

Leah Dowling, Louise Dunn | 
.... Organic farming and grass feeding are promoted as having some social and environmental benefits compared with conventionally produced red ...