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Steroids reduce deaths of critically ill COVID-19 patients, WHO confirms

In June, a large study in the United Kingdom suggested that the steroid dexamethasone could help reduce the risk of death for...

Fewer worms live in mud littered with lots of microplastics

Despite growing concerns over tiny bits of plastic filling the world’s waterways, the long-term environmental effects of that debris remain murky. Now...

New Guinea’s mysterious singing dogs found again in the wild

The haunting, plaintive wail of New Guinean singing dogs once resounded throughout the island’s lush mountains and valleys. Today, with the wild...

Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture

Specially equipped drones flying over a Kansas cattle ranch have detected the buried remnants of a horseshoe-shaped ditch made more than 400...

Psilocybin may help cancer patients with depression and anxiety for years

After taking a compound found in magic mushrooms, people with cancer had less anxiety and depression, even years later, a new study...

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Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. Michael Mina is out for blood–millions of samples, which a...

A squid fossil offers a rare record of pterosaur feeding behavior

A fossil of a squid with a pterosaur tooth embedded in it offers extraordinary evidence of a 150-million-year-old battle at sea. While...

Squid edit their genetic material in a uniquely weird place

Squid can edit their genetic information in a place scientists didn’t expect. Longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) are the...

More evidence hints that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help treat COVID-19

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has been touted by some, including President Trump, as nearly a miracle cure for COVID-19. But new preliminary...