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Who is the superspreader that infected Trump? There is a genetic tool available to find out if the White House wanted to use it

The [White House Rose Garden] gathering has been described as a superspreader event, as at least a dozen guests have reported ...
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Coronavirus missiles: See for yourself if 6 feet of separation is enough protection from a cough

[Lydia] Bourouiba, a fluid dynamics scientist at MIT, has spent the last few years using high-speed cameras and light to ...
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COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu

Texas is just one of the states that has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases over recent weeks after relaxing ...
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Historical amnesia: Measles outbreaks remind us why it’s perilous to forget life before vaccines

I suffer, like most people, from a notorious Catch-22: Vaccines save us from diseases, then cause us to forget the ...
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Dr. Harriet Hall: National Geographic natural foods book ‘unscientific, and even dangerous’

The National Geographic store proclaims, “This authoritative guide to the foods, herbs, spices, essential oils, and other natural substances that ...
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‘The Tangled Tree’: Book explores what’s wrong with Darwin’s theory of evolution

Until recently, the central tenets of Darwin’s theory of evolution, from how heredity works to the gradual variation in species, had ...
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Two moms, no dad? Gene editing allows same-sex mice to have babies

Using gene editing and stem cells, researchers in China have helped mice of the same sex bear pups. While this ...
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‘Zombie gene’ could explain why elephants rarely get cancer

[B]igger animals, which have more cells, should have greater occurrences of cancer. By that reasoning, elephants, with hundreds of times ...
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Remnants of ancient society found in Ecuador’s cloud forest

In the 1850s, a team of botanists venturing into the cloud forest in the Quijos Valley of eastern Ecuador hacked their way ...
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Can you inherit a laugh? Book explores this and other genetics questions

Why are people today often taller than their ancestors? If you have blue eyes or red hair, does that mean your children will ...
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Which of our hominid ancestors forged stone weapons used to kill rhino in the Philippines 700,000 years ago?

Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by roughly 600,000 years—but researchers aren’t ...
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Life on Earth: How aliens might go about discovering us

[L]ight-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar planetary oasis might be gazing in our direction and ...