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Could Society Move Toward Normalcy Before A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Ready?

Could Society Move Toward Normalcy Before A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Ready?

The country can return "to a real degree of normalcy" before a coronavirus vaccine is available, said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the White House briefing Monday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP The country can return "to a real degree of normalcy" before a…
Astronauts Could Use Their Own Urine To Make A Moon Base From ‘Space Concrete’

Astronauts Could Use Their Own Urine To Make A Moon Base...

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Future moon bases could be built with 3D printers that mix materials such as moon regolith, water ... [+] and astronauts' urine. ESA, Foster and Partners According to the 12 astronauts that have walked on the moon, the lunar surface smells like gunpowder. However, in future there could also be a whiff or urine if…
Could ‘Covert Appetite’ Be Conquered With A Particle The Size Of A Grain Of Salt?

Could ‘Covert Appetite’ Be Conquered With A Particle The Size Of...

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Ugali, a staple starch in many parts of Africa, is filling but lacking in micronutrients. Julia Gunther for NPR hide caption toggle caption Julia Gunther for NPR Ugali, a staple starch in many parts of Africa, is filling but lacking in micronutrients. Julia Gunther for NPR Staple foods and seasonings like flour and salt could…
Could life make it through on an Earth-like world orbiting a great void?

Could life make it through on an Earth-like world orbiting a...

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What would happen if Earth's sun suddenly stopped being a sun and transformed into a black hole? According to Jeremy Schnittman, a research astrophysicist at NASA, all oceans would freeze within days, so we'd most likely have a rough time. But does that mean a planet orbiting a black hole is completely unsustainable when it…
Could A $572 Million Fine Assist Stop The Opioid Upsurge?

Could A $572 Million Fine Assist Stop The Opioid Upsurge?

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An Oklahoma judge decided Monday that drug giant Johnson & Johnson must pay the state $572 million for its part in contributing to Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic. The case by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter was the first of its kind to go to trial. The decision sets a precedent for the thousands of other cases…
New Drug Might Be Video Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. However A Concern Looms

New Drug Might Be Video Game Changer For Drug-Resistant TB. However...

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A South African patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis waits to be seen by a doctor at a Johannesburg hospital. Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images A South African patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis waits to be seen by a doctor at a Johannesburg hospital. Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images The FDA has…
3 Million Might Lose Food Stamp Advantages Under Trump Administration Proposition

3 Million Might Lose Food Stamp Advantages Under Trump Administration Proposition

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A grocery store in New York City advertises that it accepts food stamps. A Trump administration proposal could result in 3 million people losing their food assistance. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images A grocery store in New York City advertises that it accepts food stamps. A Trump administration proposal could…
Could Enormous SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the ‘Huge One’ on the San Andreas Fault?

Could Enormous SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the ‘Huge One’ on the San...

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The San Andreas fault system is more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) long, and as deep as 10 miles (16 km) in some spots. Credit: Lloyd Cluff via Corbis Documentary/Getty Images Plus Twin quakes — the biggest to hit Southern California in decades — rattled a parched stretch of the Mojave Desert on Thursday (July…
Nature Might Have Produced Oddball ‘Oumuamua, Not Aliens

Nature Might Have Produced Oddball ‘Oumuamua, Not Aliens

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When the solar system's first-known interstellar visitor was spotted on Oct. 19, 2017, scientists scurried to observe the strange object. The oddly shaped, rapidly moving traveler had been ejected from its home system and was perhaps a comet or asteroid, or even a chunk of a shredded planet. One pair of scientists even suggested that…
Could CBD Battle Superbugs? Cannabis Substance Reveals Guarantee As an Antibiotic.

Could CBD Battle Superbugs? Cannabis Substance Reveals Guarantee As an Antibiotic.

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The quest for new antibiotics has led researchers to a surprising candidate: the marijuana compound CBD. A new study finds that CBD, or cannabidiol, is "remarkably effective" at killing bacteria, at least in a test tube, the researchers in the new study said. The results showed that CBD had antibiotic effects against a number of…

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