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Death has become a big business.Elaborate coffins illuminate hidden history of ancient Egypt

Last week, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities announced a spectacular find. More...

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

Lots of dog owners love to gaze at their pups’ faces. But...

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

The haunting, plaintive wail of New Guinean singing dogs once resounded throughout...

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The largest Arctic ozone hole ever measured is hovering over the North Pole

A curious confluence of atmospheric events has produced the largest ozone hole ever measured over the Arctic. A powerful...

There’s no evidence the coronavirus jumped from pangolins to people

Pangolins can harbor coronaviruses related to the new coronavirus, a study finds. Scientists studied viruses in pangolins (Manis javanica)...

How will Trump’s COVID-19 treatments work together?

In the four days since revealing he had COVID-19, President Donald Trump has been treated with three experimental drugs to bring the...

Close relatives of the coronavirus may have been in bats for decades

Viruses from the coronavirus lineage responsible for COVID-19 have been circulating in bats for decades, long before the virus started infecting people...

Sea turtles may confuse the smell of ocean plastic with food

To a sea turtle, plastic debris might smell like dinner. As the plastic detritus of modern human life washes...

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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...

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...

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...

We still don’t know what COVID-19 immunity means or how long it lasts

It’s unclear whether we could ever reach herd immunity without a vaccine or a high death toll

The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts

Space weather forecasting is a guessing game. Predictions of outbursts from the sun are typically based on the amount of activity observed...