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Study: Only 6% of Actual COVID-19 Cases Detected 2020-04-07 15:02:39According to a report by University of Göttingen researchers Christian Bommer and Sebastian Vollmer, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases offic

Sulfur Gases May Play Prominent Role in Photochemistry 2020-04-07 14:00:32In a new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of planetary researchers from the United States and France studied the photochemical

COVID-19: Suffering from Skin Damage from Protective Masks? 2020-04-07 12:39:40Healthcare professionals on the COVID-19 frontline are spending many hours a day wearing face masks, and many members of the general public are doing

New Measurements Show Evidence for Presence of Majorana 2020-04-07 09:08:14An international team of physicists has used high-resolution microscopy tools to peer at the inner-workings of the recently-discovered heavy-fermion s

Paper-Based Device Could Detect SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Wastewater 2020-04-06 15:10:54An approach called the wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), which is already recognized as an effective way to trace illicit drugs and obtain informat

Anti-Parasitic Drug Inhibits Replication of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in 2020-04-06 13:47:35A team of scientists from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University and the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty

Gliese 338Bb: Super-Earth Found in Nearby Binary System 2020-04-06 10:33:31Astronomers using the CARMENES spectrograph at Calar Alto Observatory in Spain have discovered a super-Earth exoplanet orbiting an M-dwarf star in the

New Species of Pterosaur Discovered in Morocco 2020-04-06 08:39:30Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of tapejarid pterosaur from Errachidia Province of Morocco. Dubbed Afrotapejar

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Multiring Galaxy 2020-04-06 04:12:02The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 2273. NGC 2273 is located about 93.6 million light

Experimental Drug Blocks Growth of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in 2020-04-03 15:42:06A trial drug called APN01 or human recombinant soluble ACE2 (hrsACE2) can significantly block early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a pa

International Panel Releases Guidelines on Management of ICU 2020-04-03 14:28:37The Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel, which includes 36 experts from 12 countries, has issued new guidelines for health-care workers treating

Homo erectus Existed 200,000 Years Earlier than Previously 2020-04-03 13:17:24An international team of paleoanthropologists has unearthed a 2-million-year-old skull of Homo erectus, the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-

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Is Hand-Rearing Butterflies Actually Helpful to Monarch Populations? New! 2020-04-08 17:50:00Weaker, paler and potentially directionally confused, some monarchs seem less prepared to journey all the way to Mexico.

Even as COVID-19 Poses Huge Challenges to Responders, New! 2020-04-08 16:15:00Abnormally warm sea temperatures are raising the risks for hurricanes, while the central and southeastern U.S. face flooding, and parts of the West ar

Inside One Company’s Quest to Develop a COVID-19 New! 2020-04-08 11:00:00While teams race to develop a vaccine, Regeneron’s treatment would use antibodies to give patients short-term immunity.

COVID-19 Forces Earth's Largest Telescopes to Close. But 2020-04-08 07:00:00More than 100 of Earth's largest telescopes are now closed, and astronomers are worried about the pandemic’s long-term impacts on their field.&

Lab-Grown Meat Climbs to New Heights on Scaffolds 2020-04-07 16:45:00Someday, such supports could allow meat in the lab to grow from tiny hamburger-nuggets into something more like steak.

Event Horizon Telescope Looks Into a Black Hole's 2020-04-07 12:00:00A violent quasar reveals a mystery lurking at its center, thanks to high-resolution images that were never before possible.

Why Wear Face Masks in Public? Here’s What 2020-04-06 17:00:00U.S. health officials flipped their advice and now recommend everyone wear cloth masks in public to reduce the spread of coronavirus to others. Some c

COVID-19 Could Hit Hardest in Places With the 2020-04-06 12:22:00Studies have shown how lungs are more susceptible to pollution, and that people in polluted areas are more susceptible to respiratory infections.

What Killed the Dinosaurs? 2020-04-04 09:00:00Dinosaurs suddenly disappeared 66 million years ago. What caused their demise?

Much of Your Daily Life Depends on Discoveries 2020-04-03 15:36:00Why is astronomy important? Astronomical discoveries and inventions have shaped the human experience for thousands of years.

Disgust Evolved To Protect Us From Disease. Is 2020-04-03 11:00:00During this modern coronavirus pandemic, our ancient instincts for avoiding disease may misfire.

Room Temperature Superconductivity 'Breakthrough' and Other Stories 2020-04-03 08:27:00In these troubled times, enforced home-working is producing remarkable results for physicists and astronomers.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: N.Y. Posts Its Largest Daily 2020-04-07 18:02:32The acting Navy secretary quit after an uproar over his response to a shipboard outbreak. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in in

Robert Barth, a Pioneer of Deep-Sea Diving, Dies 2020-04-07 17:05:32Mr. Barth was the sole “aquanaut” to play a major role in all four stages of the Navy’s landmark program to open the depths to long-

It Came From Outside Our Solar System and 2020-04-07 16:28:14Comet Borisov, only the second interstellar object spotted by astronomers, shed at least one big chunk as it rounded our sun.

Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded 2020-04-07 14:07:26The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the vir

How’s the View From a Spinning Star? 2020-04-07 12:15:31Stargazing is fun. Now try it at 43,000 miles per second.

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus 2020-04-07 12:10:09A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.

Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of 2020-04-07 11:48:05With the coronavirus pandemic turning doctors’ offices into no-go zones, family physicians are now doing many of their consultations online or b

Blowtorch of the Gods Captured by Black Hole 2020-04-07 11:42:18Astronomers have given us a look into the engine compartment of a quasar.

Embracing the Uncertainties 2020-04-07 09:36:30While the unknowns about coronavirus abound, a new study finds we ‘can handle the truth.’

Finally, Some Privacy: After 10 Years, Giant Pandas 2020-04-07 08:30:06It is by no means certain that cubs are on the way, but we’ll take good news where we can find it.

Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks 2020-04-07 07:15:33Alabama became the 41st state to issue a stay-at-home order, and the attorney general expanded the pool of prisoners eligible for early release from f

Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ While 2020-04-07 07:15:19President Trump warns of what could be “the toughest week,” while also saying he would like to consider relaxing social distancing rules f

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X-ray vision through the water window New! 2020-04-08 15:24:33Physicists have developed the first high-repetition-rate laser source that produces coherent soft x-rays spanning the entire 'water window'. That te

Aligning biological clock with day-night cycles New! 2020-04-08 15:24:30Scientists studying bacteria have identified the roots of a behavior that is regulated by the circadian clock. The research provides a striking exampl

What do soap bubbles and butterflies have in New! 2020-04-08 15:12:31A unique butterfly breeding experiment gave researchers an opportunity to study the physical and genetic changes underlying the evolution of structura

Public policies push schools to prioritize creating better New! 2020-04-08 15:12:28Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new

Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear New! 2020-04-08 14:58:05Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a

Babies in popular low-riding pushchairs are exposed to New! 2020-04-08 14:58:01Parents who are using popular low-riding pushchairs could be exposing their babies to alarming levels of air pollution, finds a new study.

Correlation between MBI and Alzheimer's New! 2020-04-08 14:41:12New research has found that the presence and severity of mild behavioral impairment (MBI) in cognitively healthy individuals is strongly associated wi

Origins of Earth's magnetic field remain a mystery New! 2020-04-08 14:27:40The existence of a magnetic field beyond 3.5 billion years ago is still up for debate.

Drug shows promise in reversing kidney damage caused New! 2020-04-08 14:27:38A drug used for cancer therapy has shown promise in reversing kidney damage caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus), according to a Yal

Exploring mechanisms of resistance to HIV in people New! 2020-04-08 14:27:32A new analysis supports prior reports that people with sickle cell disease have lower rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, but follo

New fossil from Brazil hints at the origins New! 2020-04-08 14:27:30A new species of Triassic reptile from Brazil is a close cousin of a mysterious group called tanystropheids.

Belle II yields first results in search of New! 2020-04-08 13:32:58The Belle II experiment started about one year ago. The work deals with a new particle in the context of dark matter, which accounts for about 25 perc

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Can Coal Survive the Coronavirus? New! 2020-04-08 14:15:00Diminished energy demand and the high price of coal is putting pressure on the struggling industry -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why Measles Deaths Are Surging--and Coronavirus Could Make New! 2020-04-08 14:00:00Measles has killed thousands in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and 23 countries have suspended vaccination campaigns -- Read more on Scientific

Margaret Burbidge, Astronomer Who Studied the Inner Workings New! 2020-04-08 13:45:00Sometimes called “Lady Stardust,” Burbidge helped reveal the cosmic origins of chemical elements -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How People with Autism Forge Friendships New! 2020-04-08 13:00:00Most autistic individuals want to and can make friends, though their relationships often have a distinctive quality -- Read more on ScientificAmerican

Our Knowledge of Viruses Is Badly Inadequate New! 2020-04-08 12:00:00Most of the known families are significantly understudied -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

"Punch Card" DNA Could Mean Cheaper High-Capacity Data New! 2020-04-08 11:45:00The new method may be faster and easier than other genetic storage attempts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cancer Patients Face Treatment Delays and Uncertainty as New! 2020-04-08 11:30:00Health care providers are delaying “nonessential” surgeries—and that could hurt some patients -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Antiparticles Would Deliver Mortal Blow to Einstein's Principle New! 2020-04-08 11:00:00Originally published in March 1961 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Why We Have So Many Problems with Our 2020-04-08 09:00:00Our choppers are crowded, crooked and riddled with cavities. It hasn’t always been this way -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Quest to Use CRISPR against Disease Gains Ground 2020-04-08 09:00:00As the first clinical trial results trickle in, researchers look ahead to more sophisticated medical applications for genome editing -- Read more on S

Are Smokers or Vapers More at Risk for 2020-04-08 08:00:00Investigating the potential danger to those who use tobacco products or e-cigarettes calls for a look at the lungs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.

We're Thinking about Climate Change the Wrong Way 2020-04-08 07:00:00Rather than convince other nations to “do their part,” the U.S. should develop clean energy technologies and make them cheap enough for ev

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Watch out Silicon Valley: European Union gets into New! 2020-04-08 12:35:00European Innovation Council buys shares in disruptive technology startups

For survivors of severe COVID-19, beating the virus New! 2020-04-08 10:50:00Illness and disability loom after weeks on a ventilator

Elaborately decorated eggs predate Easter by thousands of 2020-04-08 07:01:00Analysis of prized gifts gives clues to who made them—and where they came from

After claims of sex bias, scientific leader at 2020-04-08 06:55:00Geneticist Constantine Stratakis will not head Canadian research institute

‘A huge step forward.’ Mutant enzyme could vastly 2020-04-08 05:45:00Advance could prevent one of the world’s most common plastics from ending up in the landfill

Social scientists scramble to study pandemic, in real 2020-04-08 04:20:00“It’s been rolling with the punches and the punches keep flying”

Early-career scientists at critical career junctures brace for 2020-04-08 01:35:00For some, university closures will delay graduation, hiring, and other critical milestones

Top EU scientist pushed out over coronavirus spat 2020-04-08 01:25:00European Research Council says president missed meetings and was distracted by commercial projects

‘We will have many body bags.’ WHO chief 2020-04-08 01:25:00“Unity is the only option to defeat this virus,” Tedros says

Former FDA leaders decry emergency authorization of malaria 2020-04-07 06:20:00Widespread use of unproven drugs could hurt clinical trials

Unprecedented nationwide blood studies seek to track U.S. 2020-04-07 04:05:00A Q&A with veteran transfusion researcher Michael Busch

Trials of drugs to prevent coronavirus infection begin 2020-04-07 03:50:00Prophylactic treatments could prevent fragile health systems from collapsing during the pandemic

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Breaking Down the Two Tests That Could Help 2020-04-07 08:00:00One detects an active infection; another signals that the virus has already left the body. Both are critical for tracking the spread of disease

Heavily Trafficked Songbirds a Victim of Venezuelan Collapse 2020-04-06 09:58:46Researchers see promise in co-opting red siskin pet traders, who love the bird, to support conservation efforts

A Comet May Have Destroyed This Paleolithic Village 2020-04-06 09:00:00Fragments of a comet likely hit Earth 12,800 years ago, and a little Paleolithic village in Syria might have suffered the impact

Deep-Sea Squids Glow to Communicate in the Dark 2020-04-06 08:00:00Researchers suggest that the Humboldt squid uses bioluminescent backlighting for visual cues in the dark deep sea

In Groundbreaking Find, Three Kinds of Early Humans 2020-04-02 14:00:00The different hominid species, possibly including the oldest-known Homo erecetus, existed in the region's hills and caves

Meet the Bee With a Body That’s Half 2020-04-02 09:00:00So-called gynandromorphs are rare, but they can teach us a lot about development and evolution

How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way 2020-04-01 12:06:50Past public health crises inspired innovations in infrastructure, education, fundraising and civic debate

Ten Tips From Scientists Who Have Spent Months 2020-04-01 10:06:04Find a hobby, for starters, and don't forget the mission, say scientists who have worked at remote research stations

What Scientists Know About Immunity to the Novel 2020-03-30 15:25:11Though COVID-19 likely makes recovered patients immune, experts aren't sure how long protection lasts

Why It’s So Difficult to Find Earth’s Earliest 2020-03-30 08:00:00Debate over Earth’s oldest fossils fuels the search for our deepest origins

New Feathered Carnivorous Dinosaur Found in New Mexico 2020-03-26 12:00:00Dineobellator was a formidable predator and boasts the battle scars to prove it.

How to Talk With Children About COVID-19 2020-03-26 10:38:06An early childhood education expert provides tips about how to explain the ongoing pandemic to children

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Michigan: Latest updates on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 23:50:40Here's a look at the latest on the coronavirus in Michigan.

Idaho: Latest updates on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 20:44:18Here's a look at the number of coronavirus cases in Idaho and the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Oregon: Latest updates on coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:44:35Oregon has confirmed 316 cases of COVID-19, with five of those cases in people 19 and younger.

Ohio: Latest updates on coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:43:39There are 1,137 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio, with 107 of those patients in the ICU.

Tennessee: Latest updates on coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:41:53Tennessee has 1,203 confirmed cases of COVID-19, putting it in the top 15 on the list of states with the most coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Utah: Latest updates on coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:40:02Utah has confirmed 480 cases of COVID-19, putting the state in the lower half of the list of states with the most U.S. coronavirus cases.

Colorado: Latest updates on coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:38:27Colorado had 1,734 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 239 of those individuals hospitalized.

Mississippi: Latest updates on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:33:27Here is the COVID-19 situation in Mississippi.

Minnesota: Latest updates on coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:18:35Here is the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota.

North Carolina: Latest updates on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 19:06:37Here's a look at the number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina and the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak.

North Dakota: Latest updates on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 18:58:33Here's a look at the number of coronavirus cases in North Dakota and the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak.

South Carolina: Latest updates on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 18:30:57Here's a look at the number of coronavirus cases in South Carolina and the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Oh No! Comet ATLAS Is Fragmenting 2020-04-07 12:30:00Find out when and where to see Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) — and stay tuned to see how bright (or not) this comet gets. The post Oh No! Comet ATLAS

Starlink and the Astronomers: An Update 2020-04-07 09:45:00As Starlink satellites continue to enter low-Earth orbit — there are 360 of them now — SpaceX is working to mitigate the serious problems

Event Horizon Telescope Finds Bent Jet Near Black 2020-04-07 09:37:16Observations from the worldwide network of radio telescopes show the fire hose of plasma shooting from a distant galaxy does something strange near it

Is the Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Breaking Up? 2020-04-06 13:16:51New observations of the interstellar comet — which traveled unaltered for eons before arriving in the solar system — have revealed it's f

Celebrating Astronomer Margaret Burbidge, 1919–2020 2020-04-06 11:00:00The astronomer who taught us we are all made of stardust has passed away after celebrating her 100th birthday on August 12, 2019. The post Celebrating

An Eclipse Globe for the 21st Century 2020-04-03 17:10:20Sky & Telescope, in partnership with Great American Eclipse, presents the first-ever solar eclipse globe — showing the paths of 75 total and

Sunrise CubeSats Will Study Giant Solar Storms 2020-04-03 10:16:48NASA has selected a unique new mission to study the Sun, targeting a 2023 launch date. The post Sunrise CubeSats Will Study Giant Solar Storms appeare

Astronomers Make It Rain, Search for Gin and 2020-04-02 16:15:47As is customary on the first day of April, scientists posted research that breaks out of the box peer-review normally keeps it in. The post Astronomer

Why Have Parts of Mercury's Landscape "Deflated"? 2020-04-01 15:11:09A type of landscape on Mercury known as “chaotic terrain” might have released materials stored underground for eons. The post Why Have Par

April 2020: Planets Aplenty 2020-03-31 20:38:41This month's Sky Tour astronomy podcast highlights how Venus flirts with the Pleiades star cluster after sunset, then leads you to views of Jupiter,

How Amateurs Could Help Future Exoplanet Observations 2020-03-30 15:48:50Large observatories will require precise timing info to measure as many exoplanet atmospheres as possible. Backyard astronomers have the power to keep

2020 Star Parties Update 2020-03-27 13:17:08Several star parties have been canceled or rescheduled due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In many cases, organizers are still in the process of ma


Coronavirus pandemic forces US Space Force, SpaceX to 2020-04-08 08:31:05The planned launch of a SpaceX rocket this month to send a new GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. military has been delayed to June 30 d

On This Day in Space: April 8, 1964: 2020-04-08 07:34:19On April 8, 1964, NASA launched the first uncrewed test flight of the new Gemini spacecraft. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video ser

Could Mars samples brought to Earth pose a 2020-04-08 07:29:20NASA and the European Space Agency plan to haul pristine Mars samples to Earth in the near future. Should we worry about a possible 'Andromeda Strain

100 days from launch: NASA's Mars rover Perseverance 2020-04-08 07:26:21Perseverance, the car-size robot at the heart of NASA's life-hunting Mars 2020 mission, is scheduled to lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air F

Here's how Europe's JUICE spacecraft will look for 2020-04-08 07:26:01One of the top priorities for scientists looking to find life beyond Earth is determining which icy worlds in the outer solar system hide massive glob

Take a wild ride with SpaceX in this 2020-04-08 06:30:00NASA and SpaceX took yet another step toward a historic crewed spaceflight next month, this time prepping for a worst-case scenario on the launch pad.

Watch live tonight! Slooh webcasts the 'Super Pink 2020-04-07 18:11:43Astronomers with the Slooh online observatory will stream live views of the "Super Pink Moon" in a free webcast today (April 7) at 7:30 p.m. EDT (23

Space calendar 2020: Rocket launches, sky events, missions 2020-04-07 17:44:06Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.

Here's the best way to enjoy the 'Super 2020-04-07 17:29:26Tonight (April 7), the moon will be at its brightest and largest for the whole year during the "Super Pink Moon."

Astronaut Anne McClain's estranged wife charged with lying 2020-04-07 14:49:09NASA astronaut Anne McClain's estranged wife has been charged with lying about a "space crime" that she alleged McClain committed.

Committee waves off landing Apollo lunar module on 2020-04-07 14:19:41A proposal to land the Apollo lunar module on the reverse side of a new $1 coin has been waved off by the committees reviewing the design.

How to see the 'Super Pink Moon' online 2020-04-07 13:05:10A "Super Pink Moon" will rise into the evening sky today (April 7), and you can watch it online with webcasts from The Virtual Telescope Project and


The Coronavirus Is Deadlier in Places With Bad New! 2020-04-08 17:09:56 Data has started to emerge that suggests COVID-19 can be deadlier if patients were also exposed to high levels of air pollution. By looking at data f

This “Mutant Enzyme” Can Break Down Plastic Bottles New! 2020-04-08 17:02:16 Mutant Enzymes Researchers working for industrial development company Carbios have created a mutant bacterial enzyme that can break down plastic bott

Trump Signs Executive Order Encouraging Moon, Asteroid Mining New! 2020-04-08 15:48:31 President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that encourages the mining of resources in space and on the Moon. “Americans should

“UFO-Like” Sea Creature Made up of “Millions of New! 2020-04-08 15:23:51 According to a Newsweek report, researchers found a bizarre deep sea organism off the cost of Western Australia. And it’s an absolute mammoth.

Dr. Fauci: “I Don’t Think We Should Ever New! 2020-04-08 13:31:40 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the White House’s top infectious disease

Trump Threatens to Pull Funding for the World New! 2020-04-08 12:30:39 President Trump is now trying to place the blame for the coronavirus pandemic on the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump directed his ire at the W

NASA Telescope Idea Could Spot Vegetation on Distant New! 2020-04-08 11:49:42 NASA is considering funding a telescope called a “solar gravitational lens” (SGL) that could allow us to look at distant exoplanets at an

The Coronavirus Is Disproportionately Killing Black People New! 2020-04-08 11:35:50 In the United States, the coronavirus is disproportionately infecting, hurting, and killing black people. There’s nothing inherent to COVID-19

Scientists Release Incredible Video of Black Hole Spewing New! 2020-04-08 10:42:46 After an international coalition of scientists released the first-ever image of a black hole last year, we now have the ultimate follow-up:  a v

NASA Funds Giant Radio Telescope Concept on Far 2020-04-07 17:07:51 The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, an incubator for radically futuristic and otherworldly concepts, has awarded a Phase 1 grant fo

There’s No Good Evidence That Hydroxychloroquine Fights COVID-19 2020-04-07 17:07:09 Even though there’s no robust, thorough, and convincing evidence to suggest that it does any good, President Trump continues to tout the anti-m

The Pandemic Stranded Them in the Worst Place: 2020-04-07 17:07:03 As the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult — and ill-advised regardless — to travel, one group of scientists found it particularly dif

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