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  1. Health screening in Guangzhou
    Health & Medicine

    WHO says China’s coronavirus outbreak isn’t a global emergency yet

    While the WHO says the coronavirus outbreak isn’t a global emergency, China has locked down several large cities to stop the virus from spreading.

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  2. mummy in CT scanner
    Archaeology

    A 3-D printed vocal tract lets an ancient mummy speak from beyond the grave

    A re-created version of a mummy’s vocal tract reveals what this ancient Egyptian might have sounded like.

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  3. Asian jewel beetles
    Life

    Sparkly exoskeletons may help camouflage beetles from predators

    Iridescence, normally thought to help insects stand out, can also camouflage beetles from predators, according to new experimental evidence.

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  4. Mount Vesuvius boathouse
    Archaeology

    Mount Vesuvius may have suffocated, not vaporized, some victims

    A new study suggests people living near Pompeii who hid in stone boathouses died a slower death when the volcano erupted in A.D. 79.

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  5. Humans

    Stress turns hair gray by triggering the body’s fight-or-flight response

    A study in mice finds stress responses deplete cells that give hair its pigment, making the strand white.

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  6. Ganges River delta
    Earth

    Fed by human-caused erosion, many river deltas are growing

    Deforestation and river damming are changing the shape of river deltas around the globe.

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  7. Baka people
    Genetics

    Ancient kids’ DNA reveals new insights into how Africa was populated

    Four long-dead youngsters from west-central Africa have opened a window on humankind’s far-flung African origins.

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  8. bumblebee
    Animals

    Collectors find plenty of bees but far fewer species than in the 1950s

    An analysis of global insect collections points to a major collapse in bee diversity since the 1990s.

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  9. hospital workers in Wuhan, China
    Health & Medicine

    The first U.S. case of a new coronavirus has been confirmed

    After confirmation that a new coronavirus is transmissible between humans, U.S. health officials report a first case in Seattle.

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  10. Yarrabubba crater
    Earth

    A 2.2-billion-year-old crater is Earth’s oldest recorded meteorite impact

    The newly dated Yarrabubba crater in Western Australia extends Earth’s impact record by more than 200 million years.

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  11. young star jet
    Space

    Phosphorus, a key ingredient of life, has been found in a newborn star system

    Astrochemists map phosphorus-bearing molecules in a star-forming cloud, giving clues to how this vital element may have arrived on Earth.

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  12. Life

    How bacteria create flower art

    Different types of microbes growing in lab dishes can push each other to make floral patterns.

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