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Video: Breaking the COVID genetic code: How genetic data revealed a secret coronavirus outbreak

Washington Post | 
The coronavirus mutates as it moves through its victims. Infectious particles swabbed from a patient’s nose carry small but distinctive differences ...
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CDC guidance in turmoil over conflicting evidence whether COVID can be transmitted through the air over longer distances

Washington Post | 
[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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Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue tapped as next agricultural secretary

Washington Post | 
Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to be his secretary of agriculture, completing a protracted search with ...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault guards mankind’s food supply in case of crop apocalypse

Washington Post | 
On the Svalbard island of Spitsbergen, one of the remotest places on Earth, mostly covered with ice and hundreds of ...
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Anti-GMO fervor and vaccine rejection not the liberal equivalent of climate denial

Mother Jones | 
For a long time, those wishing to claim that Democrats and Republicans both reject science—we're all biased, just in different ...

Cosmos continues to stir up creationists

Mother Jones | 
The latest episode of Cosmos, devoted to explaining the nature of space, time, and the speed of light, presented a ...
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Chromosomal fusion shows when you, me, and the Neanderthals evolutionarily split from great apes

Mother Jones | 
Orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos have 24 chromosome pairs. But humans and our closest extinct ancestors have 23 as a ...