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  1. Health & Medicine

    Bringing COVID-19 vaccines to much of world is hard

    The price of not vaccinating nearly everyone across the world could be a longer pandemic and more troubling variants of the new coronavirus.

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  2. Science & Society

    When COVID-19 comes for your science fair

    When labs shut down due to COVID-19, teens took their science fair projects to the internet and … sometimes even to the bathroom.

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  3. Physics

    Butterflies use jet propulsion for quick getaways

    If you have ever tried to catch a resting butterfly, you know they are surprisingly difficult to nab. A new study helps explain why.

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  4. Life

    Scientists Say: Hominid

    Scientists are still working out what counts as a hominid. Some say it’s just people and our extinct ancestors. Others say add more apes.

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  5. Earth

    Rock rising from below the Atlantic may drive continents apart

    Molten rock rising from the deep mantle at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge may drive plate tectonics there more than had been expected.

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  6. Math

    Better data lead to better forecasts

    Scientists turn to mathematical models to make good predictions. But if they don’t put good data into those models, they won’t get reliable forecasts. So good data are key.

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  7. Math

    Beyond crystal balls: How to make good forecasts

    Science shows mounds of data and some math are key to predicting future events.

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  8. Animals

    More playtime and meatier meals might reduce kitty kills

    Keeping cats indoors is the best way to prevent them from killing wildlife. But small changes to diet and play can help, too.

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  9. Space

    Let’s learn about the moon

    The moon is Earth’s nearest neighbor, and its gravity helps stabilize the planet’s climate and creates the tides.

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  10. Brain

    Study is first to link brainwaves to certain forms of thought

    Electrical activity in the brain reveals when we are focused or allowing our minds to wander freely.

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  11. Life

    Scientists Say: Egg and sperm

    An egg or a sperm cell contains half of the normal genes an organism needs. They fuse together to form a new individual.

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  12. Microbes

    Some microbial hitchhikers may weaken body’s attack on COVID-19

    New research identifies an altered mix of microbes in the body — ones commonly seen in people with poor diets — that may worsen coronavirus disease.

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