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How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its Bite

How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its Bite

How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its Bite How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its Bite Smilodon fatalis has its name for a reason. With swordlike canines, the saber-tooth cat is widely thought to have waited in silence before lunging and dealing devastating wounds to the soft throats of the large animals that it preyed upon. But paleontologists …

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The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

A Lack of Trust Alex Azar had sounded confident at the end of January. At a news conference in the hulking H.H.S. headquarters in Washington, he said he had the government’s response to the new coronavirus under control, pointing out high-ranking jobs he had held in the department during the 2003 SARS outbreak and other infectious threats. “I know this …

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