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Top Science News
May 20, 2020

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Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Shows

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‘Off-Switch’ for Pain Discovered in Brain

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Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity, Heat

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COVID-19 Lockdowns: Global Air Quality

 A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, …
Latest Top Headlines
updated 11:15am EDT

Health News
May 20, 2020

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Vitamin D: Role in COVID-19 Mortality Rates

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Mutations in SARS-CoV-2: Virus Evolution Clues

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Antibody Blocks SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells

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Spinal Cord and Optic Nerve Neurons Regenerated

 Each year thousands of patients face life-long losses in sensation and motor function from spinal cord injury and related conditions in which axons …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 11:15am EDT

Physical/Tech News
May 20, 2020

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Organic Molecules in Martian Meteorites

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Mind-Controlled Arm Prostheses That ‘Feel’

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Rare Views of Planet-Forming Disks Around Stars

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Precise Timing of a Black Hole Dance

 Scientists have finally figured out the precise timing of a complicated dance between two enormous black holes, revealing hidden details about the physical characteristics of these mysterious cosmic …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 11:15am EDT

Environment News
May 20, 2020

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Highest Level Ever of Microplastics On Seafloor

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Insects: Largest Study Finds Declines On Land

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How Birds Evolved Big Brains

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Coronaviruses and Bats: Evolving Together

 Scientists compared the different kinds of coronaviruses living in 36 bat species from the western Indian Ocean and nearby areas of Africa. They found that different groups of bats have their own …
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 11:15am EDT

Society/Education News
May 20, 2020

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Rising Carbon Dioxide May Impair Cognition

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Decisions: People Often Rely of Gut Feeling

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Relying On ‘Local Food:’ Distant Dream for Most

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Tech Not Hurting Kids’ Social Skills: Study

 Despite the time spent with smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation, a new study …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 11:15am EDT

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