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Why COVID kills more men than women

Why COVID kills more men than women

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For every 10 women claimed by [COVID] in the United States, 12 men have died, found an analysis by Global Health 50/50, ...
There is water on the moon!

There is water on the moon!

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[New] research confirms long-standing theories about the existence of lunar water that could someday enable astronauts to live there for extended periods ...
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CDC guidance in turmoil over conflicting evidence whether COVID can be transmitted through the air over longer distances

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[On Monday, September 21,] the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention edited its Web page describing how the novel coronavirus spreads, ...
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COVID-19 evolving to be less deadly? Experts challenge Italian doctor’s claims

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Has the novel coronavirus in Italy changed in some significant way? That was the suggestion of a top doctor in ...
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Bringing ‘medical lore’ to life: Century-old practice of plasma infusions could be used against coronavirus

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An old idea for fighting infections — an approach most physicians know about only from medical lore — is being ...
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USDA Kansas City relocation halts research on honeybees, organic food and Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

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The relocation of two Agriculture Department agencies out of the District of Columbia has delayed the publication of dozens of ...
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Is personality influenced by birth order? New studies challenge ‘conventional wisdom’

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Birth order, according to conventional wisdom, molds personality: Firstborn children, secure with their place in the family and expected to ...
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Are some people just ‘jerks’? New study identifies four major personality types

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Personality type tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better ...
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Turning white blood cells into ‘living cancer drugs’ with electric shocks

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A promising new class of cancer treatments recruits the cells in our blood to fight tumors, using powerful gene-editing tools ...
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Challenging the claim that a sex robot is the ‘perfect companion’

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Sex doll maker Realbotix, in its marketing materials, bills [sex doll] Harmony as “the perfect companion.” But healthy companionship is too ...
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Humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans more than once, as well as with Neanderthals

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We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic...But to mock Neanderthals is to mock ourselves: Homo sapiens had lots of sex with Homo neanderthalensis. Neanderthal genes supply ...
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Saturn’s frigid moon Enceladus boasts ‘chemical buffet’ needed for life

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Life as we know it needs three things: energy, water and chemistry. Saturn's icy moon Enceladus has them all, as ...
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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs had only 1-in-10 chance of causing extinction

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The smack of the asteroid against Earth released energy on the order of billions of atomic bombs. Dinosaurs were the cataclysm's most famous ...
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First bioengineered ‘mutant ants’ could open research doors

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Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have altered the ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides in trace level parts per trillion detected in drinking water in Iowa

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[A] team of chemists and engineers at the [U.S. Geological Survey] and University of Iowa reported that they found neonicotinoids ...