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Why just one case of polio is cause for alarm — a virologist explains the dreaded disease
There is no cure for polio. The only treatment is prevention.
We’ve dumped over 15,000 pounds of trash on Mars
The “leave no trace” motto doesn’t apply to the Red Planet, apparently.
ePlane? Electric planes may come sooner than you think
New batteries are being developed, but they aren’t yet ready for aircraft.
Super-Earths may be the best places to look for alien life
Super-Earths may be super habitable, as astronomer Chris Impey explains.
Your gut microbes are thousands of generations old — new study
Humans evolved with their microbiomes — like genes, your gut microbes pass from one generation to the next
Audio deepfakes are a major threat — here’s how researchers expose them
A new technique can curb the growing scam.
Is a fact always true? A philosopher explains how to spot the difference
The history of science is full of revolutions in thinking.
These two daily activities are wreaking havoc on teens’ sleep
Adolescents need more than nine hours of daily sleep to be physically and mentally healthy.
To solve Long Covid, scientists try to pinpoint when the immune system goes haywire
The antibodies meant to fight off the disease can cause lingering symptoms.
This team of doctors reveals how to avoid a massive pitfall in making new drugs
Identifying the barriers that keep clinical trials from recruiting diverse populations is essential.
This common mosquito-borne virus can be deadly — and researchers don’t know enough about it
La Crosse virus is the second-most common virus in the US spread by mosquitoes.
Does my cat like me? 4 scientific ways to tell
Cats behave towards humans in the same way that they respond to their feline friends.
Younger adults aren’t getting boosted — here’s why that could be a huge problem
An immunologist gives 5 reasons why getting boosted against Covid-19 is crucial.
Astronomers discover how naughty baby stars steal each others’ planets
Stellar nurseries are a hotbed for heists.
3 huge reasons why mosquitos want to eat you
Whether or not you’re a mosquito magnet, their bites feel just as itchy!
This household appliance could be filling your home with invisible health hazards
One of the main air pollutants commonly associated with using gas stoves is nitrogen dioxide.
Why everyday household chores may be practically impossible for today’s robots
Except for the Roomba.
Low booster rates can have serious ripple effects. Get your shot ASAP
The benefits of the new booster will be limited if it is not widely used.
Covid-19 boosters: Immunologists answer 5 key questions about the new shots
What is different about the updated booster shots? Two scientists weigh in.
Are muscle knots real? An exercise physiologist explains what they really are
Researchers are still trying to figure out the exact physiological mechanisms within the muscle that cause this reaction.