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Existing FDA-Approved Drugs Could Help Fight COVID-19 Disease 2020-03-26 17:16:47Drugs that are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could hold promise in fighting COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused b

Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Protein in Meteorite Acfer 086 2020-03-26 15:25:35A research team led by Harvard University scientist Julie McGeoch has found a never-before-seen protein inside a meteorite called Acfer 086. Acfer 086

New Study Estimates Effects of Physical Distancing on 2020-03-26 12:33:14In December 2019, a novel coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in Wuhan, China. In mid-January 2020

Snake Venom Evolved for Prey Acquisition, New Study 2020-03-26 10:54:23Snake venom did not evolve as self-defense, according to a paper published in the journal Toxins. To provide efficient defense from a predator, the sn

New Pterosaur Fossils Unearthed in Morocco 2020-03-26 09:23:14Paleontologists have uncovered the remains of three species of fish-eating toothed pterosaurs in the Cretaceous-period Kem Kem beds of Morocco. Pteros

Curiosity Sends New Selfie from Red Planet 2020-03-25 16:21:39NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity captured a stunning new selfie on February 26, 2020 (the 2687th Martian day, or sol, of the mission). Curiosity rece

Study: Lying Face Down Improves Breathing in Severe 2020-03-25 15:48:09In a study of patients with the severe COVID-19 disease hospitalized on ventilators, a team of researchers in Wuhan, China, found that lying face down

Astronomers Map Out Three Nearby Molecular Clouds 2020-03-25 12:22:40Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope in Japan have carried out mapping observations toward three nearby molecular clouds: Orion 

Patients who Take ACEIs and ARBs May Be 2020-03-25 12:08:12Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may increase the risk of severe COVID-19 cases, according to

Astrophysicists Perform Test of String Theory 2020-03-25 09:29:26Astrophysicists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have looked for signs of an as-yet undetected particle predicted by string theory, a set

COVID-19 While Pregnant or Giving Birth: Here’s What 2020-03-24 16:07:19Having a baby is stressful enough without COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and all the associated misinformation. If you&rsquo

New Study Estimates Impact of Physical Distancing on 2020-03-24 15:38:16A combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and wor

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Asymptomatic Carriers Are Fueling the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s 2020-03-26 17:36:00Experts talk about what it means to be infected without being sick, and how that seems to be making the novel coronavirus very easy to spread. 

The X-Rays Thought to Prove What Makes Up 2020-03-26 15:42:00Dark matter might still be made of sterile neutrinos — but scans of our own galaxy couldn’t find the supposed signals proving the connecti

VIDEO: The Sun: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Hot 2020-03-26 11:55:00We’re still learning a lot about the sun, including what cool sounds it makes.

Why We Buy Weird Things in Times of 2020-03-26 09:00:00With COVID-19 making its way around the United States, people are emptying stores of toilet paper. Archaeology throws a light on other bouts of odd co

How Robots Could Help on the Frontlines of 2020-03-25 17:18:00Whether it’s disinfecting, throat swabbing or even keeping patients company, robots could one day arrive at a hospital near you.

A Bit of Less Bad Than Usual News 2020-03-25 17:00:00Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, and it is 'only' the 11th lowest in the 42-year satellite record.

Closing in on the New Coronavirus 2020-03-25 15:00:00The eye-catching spikes sticking out from the surface of SARS-CoV-2 may inspire new ways to prevent or treat Covid-19 infections.

Life’s Little Oscillations 2020-03-25 13:00:00A bevy of intricate biochemical fluctuations inside cells rule the natural world. Scientists are trying to figure out how they all work.

Digital Simulations Herald a New Era of Intelligent 2020-03-25 11:00:00Measuring the world around us has always been a time-consuming business. Now researchers say computer simulations could do the job instead.

Fear Can Spread From Person to Person Faster 2020-03-25 09:00:00It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains

Groundbreaking Research at Texas A&M May Help Millions 2020-03-25 09:00:00

How to Build a Mechanical Ventilator For a 2020-03-25 02:00:00A global team of physicists, engineers and medics have published the design of a low-cost, simple ventilator that they are readying for mass productio

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 100,000; Trump 2020-03-27 18:02:01President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushes industry to make more. A new survey of mayors finds dire shortages of

Uranus Ejected a Giant Plasma Bubble During Voyager 2020-03-27 17:36:42The planet is shedding its atmosphere into the void, a signal that was recorded but overlooked in 1986 when the robotic spacecraft flew past.

A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus 2020-03-27 17:32:30Cardiologists are seeing infected patients whose worst symptoms are not respiratory, but cardiac.

You’ve Got Mail. Will You Get the Coronavirus? 2020-03-27 17:25:34The practice of disinfecting mail dates back to the invention of quarantine. There’s little evidence it needs to be invoked today.

No Longer Just a Walk in the Park 2020-03-27 15:13:16The new terror, and the intensifying debate, over going outside.

How to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus 2020-03-27 14:43:57One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.

Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists 2020-03-27 14:32:01Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that enviro

Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus 2020-03-27 13:51:30Hundreds of fourth-year students at universities in Boston and New York could start caring for patients months ahead of schedule.

As Fleeing New Yorkers Are Told to Quarantine, 2020-03-27 13:32:59Fleeing New Yorkers told to quarantine as Trump says the U.S. should reopen ‘by Easter.’

The Babies Were Delivered. No One Realized the 2020-03-27 13:18:01Two women at a N.Y. hospital ended up in intensive care after giving birth. They were infected with the coronavirus, which had been undetected when th

When Romance Is a Scam 2020-03-27 12:26:34More con artists are finding their marks on all manner of social media platforms, knowing that the payoff from older victims can be big.

How to Take Care of Your Lungs 2020-03-27 10:06:51If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having

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Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages 2020-03-27 16:17:22Theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic applications.

Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in 2020-03-27 16:17:20When a one-dimensional gas of strongly interacting bosons expands, the velocity distribution of the bosons transforms into one that is identical to no

In Earth's largest extinction, land animal die-offs began 2020-03-27 16:17:18Because of poor dates for land fossils laid down before and after the mass extinction at the end of the Permian, paleontologists assumed that the terr

UK local authorities not ready for the number 2020-03-27 14:15:26Even if fatality rates are at the lower end of expectations -- one percent of virus victims -- it is highly likely that death and bereavement services

Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know 2020-03-27 14:15:22Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing research from the

Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice 2020-03-27 14:15:18Researchers have discovered in mice what they believe is the first known genetic mutation to improve cognitive flexibility -- the ability to adapt to

Seafloor of Fram Strait is a sink for 2020-03-27 14:15:17Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists have found microplastic throughout the water column with particularly high concentrations at the ocean f

Standardizing COVID-19 data analysis to aid international research 2020-03-27 12:23:15Researchers have launched a new database to advance the international research efforts studying COVID-19. The publicly-available, free-to-use resource

ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from 2020-03-27 11:37:55Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimete

How to boost immune response to vaccines in 2020-03-27 11:37:52Identifying interventions that improve vaccine efficacy in older persons is vital to deliver healthy aging for an aging population. Immunologists have

Light funnel apparatus created 2020-03-27 11:37:49Physicists have developed a light funnel apparatus. It could serve as a new platform for hypersensitive optical detectors.

COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for 2020-03-27 11:37:43COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying he

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