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Another COVID-19 vaccine success? Candidate may prevent further coronavirus transmission, too

A third COVID-19 vaccine candidate has convincing evidence that it works, and...

How COVID-19 may trigger dangerous blood clots

Some of COVID-19’s dangerous blood clots may come from the immune system...

COVID-19’s death rate in the U.S. could spike as new cases soar

Christopher Petrilli, an internal medicine doctor in New York City, cared for...

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How antibody tests work and could help fight the coronavirus

The United Kingdom has ordered 3.5 million antibody tests, which would show whether someone has been exposed to COVID-19. Such tests, which...

‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

Once you look at trees through the eyes of a dendrochronologist, you never quite see the leafy wonders the same way again....

5 Ways to Evaluate the Quality of an Academic Conference

Are you thinking of joining an academic conference in your field of studies? That’s an excellent idea. Participating in relevant events can help you...

A quantum strategy could verify the solutions to unsolvable problems — in theory

Computer scientists’ daydreams have revealed the power of quantum mechanics. Imagine meeting omniscient beings who claim to have the...

A simple exercise on belonging helps black college students years later

A simple, one-hour exercise that helps black students feel like they belong in college can pay off. Even a decade later, students...

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‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

Once you look at trees through the eyes of a dendrochronologist, you never quite see the leafy wonders the same way again....

Your dog’s brain doesn’t care about your face

Lots of dog owners love to gaze at their pups’ faces. But that fascination may be a one-way street, at least in...

Red giant stars that eat planets might shine less brightly

When giant stars eat giant planets, their starlight may shine a bit less brightly. That dimming could affect how astronomers measure distances...

Boosting a liver protein may mimic the brain benefits of exercise

Exercise’s power to boost the brain might require a little help from the liver. A chemical signal from the...

Evolving an arch across the foot’s width helped hominids walk upright

The arch running across the width of the human foot might be a big part of the reason that people can walk...