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There are over 1,000 lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating around the world. Nigerian scientists have found seven in the country and this is important.
Physicists have found a new paradox in quantum mechanics that throws doubt on some common-sense ideas about physical reality.
New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.
Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don't count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.
New research reveals a plot by Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell to change the balance of power on the Great Bible's front page, just a year before his execution for high treason.
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Will there be a COVID-19-related wave of memory deficits, cognitive decline and dementia cases in the future?
A strange magnetic anomaly at St. Helena could shed light on whether Earth's magnetic poles are about to swap places.
Random testing in Indiana found that Hispanic populations are especially impacted by the coronavirus. It also showed COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than the flu.
Physicists have discovered a new, exotic kind of tetraquark, made up of four charm quarks. They say it's a major breakthrough.
Why are scientists trying to grow organs at the International Space Station? People live on Earth not in zero-gravity. A stem cell expert explains why it is useful to do these experiments in space.
Americans increasingly exist in highly polarized, informationally insulated ideological communities, allowing them to dismiss scientific facts about coronavirus.
Thick ice isolates a hidden ocean cavity from the furious winds and freezing air temperatures of Antarctica. But nothing stops the tides.
People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.
Atmospheric scientists sampled the most pristine air on Earth, just above the Southern Ocean. They found some surprises.
Think back to life before stay-at-home orders. Does it feel like just yesterday or ages ago? Here's how the pandemic upended our perception of time.