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Behold the sturddlefish: ‘It’s like if a cow and a giraffe made a baby’

Christie Wilcox&nbsp|&nbsp
“Sturddlefish,” as these [Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish] hybrids were nicknamed after researchers in Hungary announced their creation last month, go shockingly ...

Permanent readjustment: Why COVID-19 is here to stay

Sarah Zhang&nbsp|&nbsp
If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. One outcome is now ...
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Viewpoint: How COVID-19 has brought America to its knees

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
Despite ample warning, the U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus. And despite its considerable advantages—immense resources, biomedical ...
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Having your period can be painful, messy, expensive – and optional?

Marion Renault&nbsp|&nbsp
Menstruation has now become an elective bodily process. “Once your periods are established, we can turn them off,” Sophia Yen, ...

Latest partisan flashpoint: Gap between rising confirmed coronavirus infections and relatively flat death rate

Derek Thompson&nbsp|&nbsp
President Donald Trump has brushed off the coronavirus surge by emphasizing the lower death rate, saying that “99 percent of ...
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Quest for a coronavirus vaccine ‘reinvigorating’ anti-vax conspiracy theories

Sarah Zhang&nbsp|&nbsp
There is no COVID-19 vaccine, but there are already COVID-19 vaccine conspiracies. Even as vaccines for the disease caused by ...
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Prebiotics: How best to protect your skin and why daily showers may not be a good idea

James Hamblin&nbsp|&nbsp
Now couldn’t be a weirder time to question washing. I’ve spent the past three years reporting on how our notions ...
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30 years later in Romania: What happened to the babies deprived of human contact?

Melissa Fay Greene&nbsp|&nbsp
In 1990, the outside world discovered [Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu’s] network of “child gulags,” in which an estimated 170,000 abandoned ...
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‘This virus has ruined my life’: Some COVID-19 patients have suffered through symptoms for months—with no end in sight

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
About 80 percent of [COVID-19] infections, according to the World Health Organization, “are mild or asymptomatic,” and patients recover after ...

‘Diagnostic conundrum’: COVID-19 pandemic has given us a lot of clinically depressed people

James Hamblin&nbsp|&nbsp
As a rough average, during pre-pandemic life, 5 to 7 percent of people met the criteria for a diagnosis of ...
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‘High-stakes information battle’ brewing over which coronavirus experts to trust

Renée Diresta&nbsp|&nbsp
Determining who is an authoritative figure worth amplifying is more challenging than ever. Curated, personalized feeds enable bespoke realities. Trump ...
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Unanswered COVID-19 questions multiply: Why some people get really sick and others not? Does social distancing really matter? Are models right?

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
In a pandemic characterized by extreme uncertainty, one of the few things experts know for sure is the identity of ...
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Are we facing a ‘more transmissible’ coronavirus strain? Not so fast, researchers say

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
As if the pandemic weren’t bad enough, on April 30, a team led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory ...
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What comic book super heroes and villains tell us about plant and human gene editing – and the coronavirus

Fred Roeder&nbsp|&nbsp
Understanding gene editing with comic book figures ...
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How America is neglecting its growing elderly autistic population

Rachel Nuwer&nbsp|&nbsp
[E]merging research suggests that autistic adults are at high risk of a broad array of physical and mental health conditions, ...

There are 7 coronaviruses that infect humans. Here’s what makes SARS-CoV-2 so dangerous

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
SARS-CoV-2 is not the flu. It causes a disease with different symptoms, spreads and kills more readily, and belongs to a completely ...

There are 3 possible endgames for the coronavirus pandemic

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed. Now the virus has spread to almost every country... . It ...

Are we overreacting to the coronavirus? Here’s why we should hope so.

Ian Bogost&nbsp|&nbsp
From my perspective, staring down the barrel of a “once-in-a-generation pathogen,” as the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner ...

Breast milk breakthrough on the horizon? Growing mammary cells to create casein and lactose

Sarah Zhang&nbsp|&nbsp
The inconvenient truth about breastfeeding is that breasts are, invariably, attached to a person. A person who could get too ...
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Human hibernation eyed as solution for severe trauma, weight loss and deep-space travel

James Hamblin&nbsp|&nbsp
A small group of scientists is taking human hibernation extremely seriously. They are studying the basic mechanisms with an eye ...
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Why are Americans obsessed with unproven CBD supplements?

Amanda Mull&nbsp|&nbsp
CBD belongs to a class of chemicals called cannabinoids, dozens of which have been identified in cannabis and hemp plants, ...
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Here’s a virus that CRISPR can’t touch—it could help researchers gain better control of the gene-editing tool

Ed Yong&nbsp|&nbsp
Bacteria and phages are likely locked in an arms race. The former evolve new kinds of scissor enzymes, and the ...
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Tracing evolution of mammalian hearing: Essential ear bones were once part of the jaw

Sarah Zhang&nbsp|&nbsp
One hundred and twenty million years ago, when northeastern China was a series of lakes and erupting volcanoes, there lived ...
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Chronic pain relief: Why Gabapentin may not be a ‘safe’ alternative to opioids

Olga Khazan&nbsp|&nbsp
Gabapentin was supposed to be the answer. Chronic pain afflicts about a fifth of American adults, and for years, doctors thought it ...
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Why do women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients? The answer may be found in menopause

Deborah Copaken&nbsp|&nbsp
Two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients are women. Why? It has often been posited that this is because women live longer ...
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How a genetically modified morning glory was almost the 2020 Olympics mascot

Nicola Twilley&nbsp|&nbsp
Sebastian Cocioba, a 29-year-old college dropout and self-styled “plant hacker,” has lived there with his parents for the past decade ...
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Keto diet as a cancer treatment? Researchers explore potential to treat diseases, seizures

Sam Apple&nbsp|&nbsp
[S]cientists have known for decades that the keto diet can prevent epileptic seizures even when pharmaceutical treatments have failed. But ...
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Could common infections be causing eating disorders?

Olga Khazan&nbsp|&nbsp
Infections might, in fact, spark eating disorders in some people. For the study, Lauren Breithaupt, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts ...