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Top Science News
April 14, 2020

Volcanic eruption (stock image). | Credit: (c) Fotos 593 /

Triassic Climate Change: Volcanic Carbon Dioxide

DNA and brain abstract illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Giovanni Cancemi /

Gene Variant Staves Off Alzheimer’s in Some

Supernova illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) magann /

Supernova That Outshines All Others

Marmoset (stock image). Ucayalipithecus perdita would have been very small, similar in size to a modern-day marmoset. | Credit: (c) Clement Horvath /

Monkeys May Have Crossed Atlantic from Africa

 A supernova at least twice as bright and energetic, and likely much more massive than any yet recorded has been identified by an international team of … read more 
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Health News
April 14, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Matthias Friel /

Engineered Virus May Block Coronavirus

Australopithecus afarensis word cloud (stock image). | Credit: (c) CrazyCloud /

Lucy Had an Ape-Like Brain

Medical research concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) tilialucida /

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Kateryna_Kon /

Trial Drug May Block Early Stages of COVID-19

 No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, or the ones that cause SARS … read more 
Latest Health Headlines
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Physical/Tech News
April 14, 2020

Shining sun (stock image). | Credit: (c) oraziopuccio /

Bacteria On Nanowires Capture Sunlight

Black hole illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) hallowedland /

Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

Periodic table (stock image). | Credit: (c) alexphoto71 /

Weighing in On the Origin of Heavy Elements

Mars (stock image; elements furnished by NASA). | Credit: (c) grejak /

Meteorites Tell Story of Mars’ Water History

 Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. … read more 
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 9:35pm EDT

Environment News
April 14, 2020

Ancient pottery (stock image). | Credit: (c) Tanes /

Revolutionary New Method for Dating Pottery

Homo erectus word cloud (stock image). | Credit: (c) ibreakstock /

When 3 Species of Human Ancestor Walked On Earth

Antarctica (stock image). | Credit: (c) evenfh /

90-Million-Year-Old Rainforest Near South Pole

DNA illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) adimas /

Oldest Ever Human Genetic Evidence

 A team has developed a new method to date archaeological pottery using fat residues remaining in the pot wall from cooking. The method means … read more 
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 9:35pm EDT

Society/Education News
April 14, 2020

Global virus and disease spread concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) denisismagilov /

Epidemic Spread: Accounting for Mutations

Social distancing concept with domino pieces (stock image). | Credit: (c) dottedyeti /

Social Distancing Lessens Spread of COVID-19

Illustration of nuclear bomb explosion (stock image). | Credit: (c) Romolo Tavani /

Limited Nuclear War Would Bring Global Famine

3-D illustration of viruses (stock image). | Credit: (c) freshidea /

Predicting an Epidemic: Don’t Ignore Evolution

 As COVID-19 spreads worldwide, leaders are relying on mathematical models to make public health and economic decisions. A new model improves tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in … read more 
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 9:35pm EDT

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Russ Roberts

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