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Top Science News
May 25, 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

 Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, …
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updated 10:40am EDT

Health News
May 25, 2020

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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

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Mind-Controlled Arm Prostheses That ‘Feel’

 For the first time, people with arm amputations can experience sensations of touch in a mind-controlled arm prosthesis that they use in everyday life. A study reports on three Swedish patients who …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 10:40am EDT

Physical/Tech News
May 25, 2020

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Organic Molecules in Martian Meteorites

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Rare Views of Planet-Forming Disks Around Stars

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Precise Timing of a Black Hole Dance

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How the Universe Got Its Structure

 The universe is full of billions of galaxies — but their distribution across space is far from uniform. Why do we see so much structure in the universe today and how did it all form and grow? A …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 10:40am EDT

Environment News
May 25, 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 10:40am EDT

Society/Education News
May 25, 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 10:40am EDT



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