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COVID-19 exacerbated the troubling U.S. trend of premature deaths

There is no good time for a pandemic, but COVID-19 hit the United States as a public health crisis was well under way. The...

To understand how ‘night-shining’ clouds form, scientists made one

NASA’s Super Soaker mission was basically an extreme DIY project: To better understand how noctilucent, or night-shining clouds form, researchers made one from...

Researchers discover potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors

New active substances that can block the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus discovered in proof-of-concept study. Main protease of the coronavirus. Image credit: V....

How the Milky Way–Andromeda black hole merger may play out

The supermassive black holes at the centers of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are doomed to engulf each other in an ill-fated...

Female green tree frogs’ noise-canceling lungs help them hear mates

To find her mate amidst a cacophony of frog croaks, groans, squeaks and trills, a female green tree frog just needs to take...

Catnip repels insects. Scientists may have finally found out how

A whiff of catnip can make mosquitoes buzz off, and now researchers know why. The active component of catnip (Nepeta cataria) repels insects by...

Most pro athletes who got COVID-19 didn’t develop heart inflammation

Most professional athletes who got COVID-19 didn’t suffer heart damage from it, a new study suggests. Researchers screened 789 players who had tested positive...

Fluorescent nanodiamonds successfully injected into living cells

Fluorescent nano-sized diamonds give a better glimpse inside cells. SEM image of the fluorescent nanodiamonds used in this study As odd as it sounds, many...

50 years ago, U.S. commercial whaling was coming to an end

Whale protection — Science News, March 6, 1971 Whaling by the single remaining United States whaling firm, the Del Monte Fishing Co. of San...

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The provinces might get their health funding boost — with strings attached

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said Thursday that when it comes to funding for health care, the provinces aren't looking for the federal government...

NASA names Perseverance rover’s Mars touchdown site ‘Octavia E. Butler Landing’

The Perseverance rover's Red Planet touchdown site has been renamed for Octavia E. Butler, the noted African American science fiction author.NASA announced they...

The ‘Lamborghini’ of Chariots Was Just Unearthed Near Pompeii

Archaeologists in Italy have unearthed an elaborately decorated, intact four-wheeled ceremonial chariot near the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, famously...