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The universe might have a fundamental clock that ticks very, very fast

Like a metronome that sets the tempo for a musician, a fundamental...

A new artificial eye mimics and may outperform human eyes

Scientists can’t yet rebuild someone with bionic body parts. They don’t have...

Google officially lays claim to quantum supremacy

Quantum supremacy is here, researchers from Google claim. For...

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Abortion opponents protest COVID-19 vaccines’ use of fetal cells

Senior Catholic leaders in the United States and Canada, along with other antiabortion groups, are raising ethical objections to promising COVID-19 vaccine...

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...

A new artificial eye mimics and may outperform human eyes

Scientists can’t yet rebuild someone with bionic body parts. They don’t have the technology. But a new artificial eye brings cyborgs one...

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...

Bringing sea otters back to the Pacific coast pays off, but not for everyone

Sea otters are staging a comeback along Canada’s North Pacific coast, but not everyone is happy about it. The...

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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...

Bright yellow spots help some orb weaver spiders lure their next meal

Many orb weaver spiders sport yellowish stripes or spots on their undersides, and for a good reason. That color yellow tempts bees...

The oldest genetic link between Asians and Native Americans was found in Siberia

DNA gleaned from a roughly 14,000-year-old fragment of a human tooth suggests that people inhabiting a surprisingly large swath of Asia were...

4 reasons not to worry about that ‘new’ swine flu in the news

It may feel odd to be thinking ahead to the next potential pandemic when the world is far from finished with the...

Drugs for high blood pressure don’t appear to make COVID-19 worse

Drugs widely used to treat high blood pressure do not appear to make COVID-19 dangerously worse. Two new studies...