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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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