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Anthropogenic climate change accelerating faster than earlier, natural analogs

Whilst large-scale volcanic activity has been responsible for huge temperature rises millions of years ago, human-made climate change is happening at a far...

Antibodies made in the lab show some promise for treating COVID-19

Amid the rush to test and develop potential treatments for COVID-19, lab-made antibodies are showing hints of success. In news releases, two companies...

The Arctic has begun to enter a new climate state

An extensive study shows that the fragile Arctic landscape is changing right before our eyes. While we cannot stop the transformation, we can...

Cheap, innovative snake venom treatments could save lives

When Nigerian physician Garba Iliyasu was 10, a venomous snake bit a family member. The man survived, but “it was quite severe,” Iliyasu...

What we know and don’t know about wildfire smoke’s health risks

Acrid smoke continues to pollute skies in the western United States. On some recent days, the air quality in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco...

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Unless growth in plastic production and use is halted, a fundamental transformation of the plastic economy to a framework based on recycling is...

Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be

New closeup views of lung cells show just how prolifically the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can replicate once it infiltrates the respiratory tract.  In...

Underwater earthquakes’ sound waves reveal changes in ocean warming

Sound waves traveling thousands of kilometers through the ocean may help scientists monitor climate change. As greenhouse gas emissions warm the planet, the ocean...

Footprints may be oldest evidence of humans on Arabian Peninsula

Footprints discovered at what was once a rain-fed lake in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert suggest that humans on the move made a pit...

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