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How a blobby, brainless, bright yellow slime mold is redefining our understanding of human cognition

How a blobby, brainless, bright yellow slime mold is redefining our understanding of human cognition

Science Alert | 
This slime mold species has thrived, more or less unchanged, for a billion years in its damp, decaying habitats. And, ...
People with certain DNA sequences are much likelier to get severe COVID. Is that you?

People with certain DNA sequences are much likelier to get severe COVID. Is that you?

Science Alert | 
A new study of thousands of COVID-19 patients has revealed eight genetic sequences that are more common in people who ...
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DNA analysis shows ‘everyone had been wrong’ about mysterious Siberian unicorn

Science Alert | 
It didn't look much like the dainty unicorns of myth and legend, but the extinct unicorn of Siberia is even ...
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Strange case of the man with a ‘large black hole’ in part of his brain

Science Alert | 
When an 84-year-old man in Ireland showed up at the doctor with complaints about being unsteady, the team found a ...
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Hair loss? Stem cells offer promising cure

CNET | 
It's been theorised for years, but now human stem cells have resulted in hair growth for the very first time ...
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