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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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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 than 100 elaborately decorated wooden coffins, many containing intact human...

An ancient magma ocean may have once driven Earth’s magnetic field

Billions of years ago, Earth’s magnetic field may have gotten a jump-start from a turbulent magma ocean swirling around the planet’s core.

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

Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity-even if they’re young

Science's COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. This spring, after days of flulike...

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...

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How Hurricane Maria’s heavy rains devastated Puerto Rico’s forests

Wind may be the usual suspect for knocking down trees during hurricanes, but a new survey of forest damage in Puerto Rico...

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...

COVID-19 kills more men than women. The immune system may be why

With more men than women developing severe illness and dying from COVID-19, sex differences that influence the immune system may offer answers.

A ‘crazy beast’ from the time of dinosaurs belongs to an obscure mammal group

A bizarre fossil provides a better look at a little-known group called gondwanatherians The ancient mammal Adalatherium hui is...

Black hole plasma jets are shaped like bell-bottoms

Jets of high-energy plasma shooting away from supermassive black holes resemble bell-bottom pants — starting out narrow but ending with a flare....