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  1. covid patients in beds at a New Delhi hospital
    Health & Medicine

    How India’s COVID-19 crisis became the worst in the world

    Scientists say a laxed attitude toward masking and social distancing plus the rise of new variants may have fueled India’s coronavirus surge.

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  2. illustration of a brain with parts stimulated highlighted in red and yellow
    Neuroscience

    Mild zaps to the brain can boost a pain-relieving placebo effect

    By sending electric current into the brain, scientists can enhance the pain-relieving placebo effect and dampen the pain-inducing nocebo effect.

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  3. an illustration of a wave overwhelming people
    Science & Society

    How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news

    Misinformation about health is drowning out the facts and putting us at risk. Researchers are learning why bad information spreads and how to protect yourself.

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  4. virtual reconstruction of child's bones
    Anthropology

    A child’s 78,000-year-old grave marks Africa’s oldest known human burial

    Cave excavation of a youngster’s grave pushes back the date of the first human burial identified in the continent by at least a few thousand years.

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  5. volunteer waiting for vaccine at State School Jardim das Rosas
    Health & Medicine

    How a small city in Brazil may reveal how fast vaccines can curb COVID-19

    Almost all adults in Serrana, Brazil, got COVID-19 shots. That may help answer questions about how well vaccines will work to end the pandemic.

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  6. image of people siting and standing in line to get doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what breakthrough infections reveal about COVID-19 vaccines

    Studies analyzing vaccinated people in the real world show that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but experts are keeping an eye on variants.

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  7. screenshot of Reddit's r/coronavirus subreddit
    Health & Medicine

    Meet three moderators fighting disinformation on Reddit’s largest coronavirus forum

    Science News spoke with volunteers about what it takes to correct misinformation online during a pandemic.

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  8. Monica Quintana wears a mask and face shield and dons a gown in a hospital hallway
    Health & Medicine

    The surge in U.S. coronavirus cases shows a shift in who’s getting sick

    Younger, unvaccinated people are a rising share of COVID-19 cases, raising concerns anew that lack of vaccine access may hit minority populations hard.

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  9. Woman looks at fake health news on her phone
    Science & Society

    The book ‘Viral BS’ offers a cure for medical myths and fake health news

    In ‘Viral BS,’ physician and author Seema Yasmin fights misinformation with a dose of storytelling.

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