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Space Station science: Fungus found at Chernobyl could protect astronauts from galactic cosmic radiation

George Dvorsky | 
Galactic cosmic radiation remains a troubling impediment to a sustained human presence in space. This unresolved problem is starting to ...

Science around coronavirus reinfection remains unsettled

Ed Cara | 
[A] Vox article written by a primary care doctor in Washington D.C. laid out an imminent and frightening pandemic scenario, based on ...
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Mystery inflammation syndrome connected to COVID-19 in children results in brain damage

Ed Cara | 
[Children with COVID-19] can suffer everything from headaches to muscle weakness, along with visible signs of damage to the brain ...
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Space-thriving bacteria hold key to quickly and cheaply producing innovative polio vaccine

Matthew Phelan | 
[Molecular biologist Mike] Daly has been investigating ways to apply the lessons learned from this bacteria’s unique radiation resistance to ...
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Plants are conscious? Some evidence says yes, but not all experts are convinced

Sofia Quaglia | 
Plants are conscious, according to LINV director Stefano Mancuso, an arboriculture professor at the University of Florence. Mancuso’s case for ...
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Extraterrestrial alert: 737 places where aliens might be hiding

George Dvorsky | 
The Exotica Catalog was put together by researchers from Breakthrough Listen, a decade-long program seeking to find signs of intelligent ...
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We’ve successfully flattened the curve. Now get ready for an ‘agonizing’ COVID-19 plateau

Ed Cara | 
As the summer gets into full swing and much of the country lifts its restrictions on distancing… it’s important to ...
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‘A misunderstanding’: WHO backtracks on claim that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is ‘very rare’

Ed Cara | 
The World Health Organization held a press conference on Tuesday [June 9] to clarify a surprising announcement it made a ...
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DNA from 14,000-year-old tooth offers oldest known link between Native Americans and southern Siberia

George Dvorsky | 
A 14,000-year-old genome scraped from a prehistoric tooth found in southern Siberia is now the oldest known connection linking living ...
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Challenging evolutionary psychology: Philosopher attacks the field’s underlying scientific foundation

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
It’s not often that a paper attempts to take down an entire field. Yet, this past January, that’s precisely what ...
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Does the coronavirus ‘linger in the air’ long enough be dangerous? Why we can’t answer that question.

Ed Cara | 
Scientists are debating a key aspect of the coronavirus that causes covid-19: whether the virus lingers in the air for ...
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What’s real? Why ‘false memories’ are trouble for police, juries and judges

Ed Cara | 
In 2015, memory researcher and psychologist Julia Shaw and her co-author published a study on false memories. Over the course ...
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Gene editing might help restore extinct plants used as food, medicine and perfume thousands of years ago

Jed Oelbaum | 
We debate the ethics of reviving extinct species like the passenger pigeon or woolly mammoth, with scientists clamoring to make some ...
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Colonizing other planets could be the key to humanity’s long-term survival

George Dvorsky | 
Our species will face no shortage of existential risks in the coming decades, whether it be from nuclear war, climate ...
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Second person cured of HIV after experimental stem cell transplant

Ed Cara | 
A London man living with HIV who received an experimental stem cell transplant has appeared free of the virus for ...
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Anxious dog? Here are some things that may be stressing your furry friend

George Dvorsky | 
Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly ...
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Ancient tool technology passed down for thousands of generations by extinct human species, study says

George Dvorsky | 
When it comes to extinct human species, Neanderthals tend to hog the spotlight. But another group of early humans, Homo erectus, is ...
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Eliminating HIV by 2030 a real possibility, but ‘we’re not getting off to the right start’

Ed Cara | 
During his State of the Union address in February, President Donald Trump reiterated a promise he had made a year earlier: By ...
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We have standards in place to keep junk science out of criminal trials: ‘They aren’t working’

Jackie Rocheleau | 
While it’s now widely accepted that some forensic disciplines, like microscopic hair comparison, are junk science, evidence from similarly subjective ...
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‘Disaster for public trust in vaccines’: African malaria study conducted without patient consent

George Dvorsky | 
A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa ...
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Early humans may have mated with Neanderthals and Denisovans a lot more than we thought

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
Before we became the only remaining humans on the planet, Homo sapiens mated with Neanderthals and the closely related Denisovans. New research is now revealing ...

We can eliminate cervical cancer by 2038

Ed Cara | 
A preventable cancer might be virtually eradicated in the U.S. within the next two decades, according to a new study out ...

Immunotherapy breakthrough? CRISPR-edited immune cells proven safe for use in cancer patients in early stage trial

Ed Cara | 
Now for the first time in the U.S., researchers say they’ve shown that CRISPR-edited immune cells can be safely given ...
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How long will it take to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus?

Ed Cara | 
As a newly discovered pneumonia-causing virus threatens to engulf China and spread far beyond its borders, governments and researchers are ...
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Living without a sense of smell brings feelings of isolation and peril, study says

Ed Cara | 
A recent study is one of the first to highlight the plights faced by a small segment of the population: ...
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Cancer and heart disease contagious? It’s possible, through the microbiome, researchers argue

Ed Cara | 
It’s a science lesson you probably learned in grade school: You can only catch certain illnesses, like the flu, from ...
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Extinct human ancestor Homo erectus evolved in Africa—not Asia—new fossil study suggests

George Dvorsky | 
Homo erectus reached the Indonesian island of Java at some point between 1.3 million to 1.5 million years ago, according ...
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Genetic mutation blamed for mysterious heart condition killing young members of Amish community

Ed Cara | 
[D]octors at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve uncovered the cause of a mysterious heart condition that had suddenly killed over ...
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