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Dog ticks may bite humans more as the climate changes

Climate change could turn some dog ticks into suckers for humans instead of canines. At temperatures around 38° Celsius (100° Fahrenheit), some brown dog...

Betelgeuse went dark, but didn’t go supernova. What happened?

Astrophysicist Miguel Montargès has a clear memory of the moment the stars became real places to him. He was 7 or 8 years...

Grabbing viruses out of thin air

Developments in pathogen-detecting materials could provide an easy means of detecting viruses within public places. Image credit: Davyn Ben on Unsplash The spread of COVID-19...

Pioneers in science: Percy Julian

Percy Julian was an American natural product chemist who pioneered the development of steroid-based therapies still used today. His research led to the...

The biblical warrior Goliath may not have been so giant after all

Early versions of the Bible describe Goliath — an ancient Philistine warrior best known as the loser of a fight with the future...

Coronavirus lockdowns don’t need to be all or nothing

We were warned this might happen. While millions stayed home last spring, looking to summer for respite from the virus, experts worried that an...

FDA approves the first drug for progeria, a rapid-aging disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment that could give children with a rare genetic illness that causes premature aging...

Climate 21: Welcome back to a future world of green energy

The Climate 21 project lays out a program for a multilateral, comprehensive, speedy, and effective change to a green energy infrastructure, one that...

Immunity to COVID-19 may persist six months or more

As coronavirus cases in the United States and around the world rise, scientists are uncovering hints that immunity for those who have had...

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What to Expect From Biden’s Foreign Policy on Cuba and Venezuela?

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