Humans

  1. Carnaby Street in London
    Health & Medicine

    The new U.K. coronavirus variant is concerning. But don’t freak out

    A new version of the coronavirus may be better at spreading from person to person, but there’s still a lot scientists don’t know.

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  2. Moderna vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    How does the newly authorized Moderna COVID-19 vaccine compare to Pfizer’s?

    The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the number of vaccines available in the United States to two.

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  3. Bonobos grooming
    Animals

    Bonobos, much like humans, show commitment to completing a joint task

    Experiments with bonobos suggest that humans aren’t the only ones who can feel a sense of mutual responsibility toward other members of their species.

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  4. NYU Zoom class
    Science & Society

    What will life be like after the coronavirus pandemic ends?

    Researchers offer a range of perspectives on the possible long-term social consequences of COVID-19.

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  5. African elephant with trunk in air
    Archaeology

    Ivory from a 16th century shipwreck reveals new details about African elephants

    Ivory from the sunken Portuguese trading ship Bom Jesus contains clues about elephant herds that once roamed Africa, and the people who hunted them.

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  6. a microscopic image showing the sickle curved shape of blood cells
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, urea showed promise as a sickle-cell treatment

    In 1970, scientists found the first treatment for sickle-cell disease. 50 years later, they’re trying to cure it with CRISPR.

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  7. wild mink
    Animals

    A mink in Utah is the first known case of the coronavirus in a wild animal

    A U.S. mink is so far the only known free-ranging animal to have contracted the coronavirus and likely got infected from a nearby mink farm.

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  8. A Black student looking into a microscope
    Science & Society

    These 6 graphs show that Black scientists are underrepresented at every level

    In the U.S., Black people are underrepresented in STEM fields, both as students and in the workforce.

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  9. people getting vaccinated
    Health & Medicine

    The FDA has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Now what?

    It’s the first to win emergency use approval in the United States.

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  10. The front of the cruise ship the Diamond Princess
    Science & Society

    This COVID-19 pandemic timeline shows how fast the coronavirus took over our lives

    Look back on how the coronavirus pandemic took over 2020 and how efforts to fight back evolved.

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  11. bottle of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Experts recommend the FDA approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

    Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is one step closer to emergency use authorization in the United States.

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  12. Black-legged tick
    Health & Medicine

    How some ticks protect themselves from deadly bacteria on human skin

    A gene that ticks acquired from bacteria 40 million years ago may help the arachnids keep potential pathogens at bay while feeding on blood.

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