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Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves

Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves

Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves Ancient DNA Shows Humans Settled Caribbean in 2 Distinct Waves When Dr. Juan Aviles went to school in Puerto Rico, teachers taught him that the original people of the island, the Taino, vanished soon after Spain colonized it. Violence, disease and forced labor wiped them out, destroying their culture and …

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How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus

How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus

How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus Mink, like people, often die from infection with the virus, and nobody knows why. “This is a key thing,” Dr. Perlman said. “Why do people get sick? Why do we react so differently to these viruses.” He said he had thought about …

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Kangaroos Can Communicate With Humans, Study Says

Kangaroos Can Communicate With Humans, Study Says

Kangaroos Can Communicate With Humans, Study Says Kangaroos Can Communicate With Humans, Study Says MELBOURNE, Australia — When they’re hungry, they’ll let you know by coming up to you and looking beseechingly at you and the container of food. If that doesn’t work, they’ll sniff and paw at your leg. No, we’re not talking about dogs. We’re talking about kangaroos. …

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Tanqueray, Humans of New York Star, Brings in Over $2.5 Million in Donations

Tanqueray, Humans of New York Star, Brings in Over $2.5 Million in Donations

Tanqueray, Humans of New York Star, Brings in Over $2.5 Million in Donations Tanqueray, Humans of New York Star, Brings in Over $2.5 Million in Donations Last November, the internet fell in love with Tanqueray, a straight-shooting New Yorker who shared memories of her life as a burlesque dancer in the 1960s and ’70s with the many millions of people …

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Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’ Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’ In the 1880s, the first automobile was developed and about two decades later, the Wright brothers in North Carolina invented the first successful airplane. Today, the world is closer to combining those two concepts as a Japanese tech company said it completed a manned …

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Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife? Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife? Many people worry about bats as a source of viruses, including the one that has caused a worldwide pandemic. But another question is surfacing: Could humans pass the novel coronavirus to wildlife, specifically North American bats? It may seem like the last …

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Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans

Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans

Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans Within minutes, mosquitoes, attracted to either the human or the nonhuman scent, would pick a tube and enter it. Later, the tubes were removed to count the mosquitoes and figure out how many preferred Dr. Rose. The resulting data revealed that mosquitoes that originally came from very dense areas — …

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The First Covid Vaccine Tested in Humans by Moderna Shows Promise

The First Covid Vaccine Tested in Humans by Moderna Shows Promise

The First Covid Vaccine Tested in Humans by Moderna Shows Promise The First Covid Vaccine Tested in Humans by Moderna Shows Promise “It exceeds all expectations,” said Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, a viral immunologist and leader of a team that developed the vaccine at the infectious disease institute. More than half of the participants had side effects, including fatigue, chills, …

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Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China

Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China

Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China HONG KONG — A new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms in China and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic, a …

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A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans

A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans But Ben Shneiderman, a University of Maryland computer scientist who has for decades warned against blindly automating tasks with computers, thinks fully automated cars and the tech industry’s vision for a robotic future is misguided. Even dangerous. Robots should collaborate with humans, he believes, …

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