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Infection expert answers 7 top questions about Covid-19’s “Kraken” subvariant
A new Omicron subvariant is causing concern.
Humans didn’t evolve to live in cold — our survival is a lesson in ingenuity
The oldest paintings ever found on Earth were not made by humans — research
Neanderthals were producing non-figurative art tens of millennia before the arrival of Homo sapiens in Europe.
New mRNA cancer vaccine has a key difference from most jabs
The new Moderna shot trains the immune system to fight off tumors.
Do detox diets work? A dietician breaks down the murky science
What you should know to avoid a slew of negative side effects of detox diets.
Plague study complicates a commonly held belief about the Black Death
What really caused the plague?
Deep-sea mining could power a clean energy future — but there’s a cost
We still know more about the Moon’s surface than the deep ocean floor.
Procrastination study suggests a link to shoulder pain, bad sleep, and more
The study included 3,525 students. Here’s what it revealed.
Why is January so dark and cold? Here’s the truth about winter’s gloomiest days
An atmospheric scientist explains the weather and climate factors that combine to produce wintry conditions.
Research confirms a fact about the clitoris the Ancient Greeks understood
The genital organ was misunderstood for centuries.
3D-printed “organs” could lead to better drugs
Early-stage animal and cell studies for new medications can’t effectively mimic the human body — but organs-on-chips could.
Can we transform cancer cells back to normal cells? This therapy could pave the way
How cells become cancerous is a process researchers are still trying to fully understand.
An ambitious plan could help repair one of California’s biggest ecological catastrophes
Without intervention, the sea’s entire ecosystem could collapse.
Are gas stoves dangerous? Here’s why a federal ban is actually a good idea
One gas stove can contribute more to your exposure than an entire highway full of vehicles.
Is your dog right or left-pawed? One factor could determine their dominant hand
Just like humans (and cats), some dogs prefer to use one paw over the other.
Study reveals one brilliant brain hack that can unlock your creativity
To test the link between creative thinking and emotional reappraisal, we surveyed 279 people.
2,454 years ago, one eerily familiar event led to the downfall of Ancient Athens
During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thucydides was cited frequently, and for a good reason.
California flooding reveals an unexpected solution to endless droughts
How can California hold onto some of that water it desperately needs?
Use these 3 expert-backed tips to combat the remote-work blues
Gig work comes with some upsides, like being one’s own boss or setting one’s own schedule.
Why is January so depressing? Blame the Earth’s tilt
Some locations have it better off than others.