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Scientists Consider How Air Travelers Can Lessen Their COVID-19 Risk

Scientists Consider How Air Travelers Can Lessen Their COVID-19 Risk

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How risky is it to travel on the plane during the pandemic? Scientists are beginning to answer that question, and are trying to figure out what passengers can do to lower their exposure risk.
Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like...

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Scientists used light to control the firing of specific cells to artificially create a rhythm in the brain, which acted like the mind- bending drug Ketamine enjoynz/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption enjoynz/Getty Images Scientists used light to control the firing of specific cells to artificially create a rhythm in the brain, which acted like…
How Volunteers And Scientists Help Determine If A Vaccine Works

How Volunteers And Scientists Help Determine If A Vaccine Works

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Several COVID-19 vaccine candidates are currently under testing to see if they prevent the disease. What determines if a vaccine works and why does it take 30,000 volunteers to figure that out?
Scientists Explore Why Some People Are Able To Live With An Infection Unscathed

Scientists Explore Why Some People Are Able To Live With An...

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'Disease tolerance' is the ability of an individual, due to a genetic predisposition or some aspect of behavior or lifestyle, to thrive despite being infected with an amount of pathogen that sickens others. It might play a role in asymptomatic coronavirus infections. Alexander Spatari/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alexander Spatari/Getty Images 'Disease tolerance' is…
Scientists identify weird glistening green substance found on the moon

Scientists identify weird glistening green substance found on the moon

An image of the crater where the "gel like" substance was found. CNSA/CLEP When China's Yutu-2 rover spotted a weird greenish gel-looking substance in a crater on the far side of the moon last year, there was an understandable sense of excitement. What was it? Aliens? Space snot? Melted rock?A team led by researchers at…
Scientists Urge WHO To Update Guidance On Airborne Transmission Of The Coronavirus

Scientists Urge WHO To Update Guidance On Airborne Transmission Of The...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Josh Santarpia, an associate professor of pathology and microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about airborne transmission of the coronavirus.
Scientists Debate How Coronavirus Spreads, Experts Push For Mask Mandate

Scientists Debate How Coronavirus Spreads, Experts Push For Mask Mandate

NPR's David Greene talks to NPR's Allison Aubrey and Jeff Collier, mayor of Dauphin Island, a narrow strip of beach in Alabama's Mobile County, about efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Scientists find snake-like dental glands in an amphibian for the first time

Scientists find snake-like dental glands in an amphibian for the first...

The ringed caecilian Siphonops annulatus has a surprise inside its mouth. Carlos Jared Pretty much nobody is losing sleep over fears of a toad bite, but you might want to start welcoming amphibians into your nightmares. Scientists have found evidence of snake-like dental glands in an amphibian for the first time, and, yes, that's pretty…
Scientists spot nearby super-Earths that could potentially host life

Scientists spot nearby super-Earths that could potentially host life

This illustration shows what the planets of Gliese 887 might look like. Mark Garlick We have a new discovery in the quest to determine whether we're alone in the universe. A team of astronomers involved in the planet-hunting Red Dots campaign have found two especially intriguing super-Earths around the relatively nearby star Gliese 887.Super-Earths are planets with…
NASA scientists say icy moon Europa may be best spot to check for alien life

NASA scientists say icy moon Europa may be best spot to...

Jupiter's moon Europa is covered in smooth ice concealing a salty sea. At certain spots the hidden ocean erupts through cracks in the ice that would make Old Faithful look like a backyard sprinkler.  NASA/Goddard Swimming could turn out to be the most common way of getting around in our solar system.  NASA researchers say…

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