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Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists

Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists

Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists In August 2012, Douglas Bastos, then a graduate student at Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, was exploring a remote waterway in the Amazon rainforest when he came across a small lake teeming with electric eels. Electric eels, which despite their …

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U.S. Is Blind to Contagious New Virus Variant, Scientists Warn

U.S. Is Blind to Contagious New Virus Variant, Scientists Warn

U.S. Is Blind to Contagious New Virus Variant, Scientists Warn U.S. Is Blind to Contagious New Virus Variant, Scientists Warn With no robust system to identify genetic variations of the coronavirus, experts warn that the United States is woefully ill-equipped to track a dangerous new mutant, leaving health officials blind as they try to combat the grave threat. The variant, …

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How a Dwarf Giraffe Discovery Surprised Scientists

How a Dwarf Giraffe Discovery Surprised Scientists

How a Dwarf Giraffe Discovery Surprised Scientists How a Dwarf Giraffe Discovery Surprised Scientists With an average height of roughly 16 feet, giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. At about 6 feet long, their lanky legs and towering necks stand taller than most humans. Even the shortest giraffe is twice as tall as the average professional basketball player. So …

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As Rollout Falters, Scientists Debate New Vaccination Tactics

As Rollout Falters, Scientists Debate New Vaccination Tactics

As Rollout Falters, Scientists Debate New Vaccination Tactics As Rollout Falters, Scientists Debate New Vaccination Tactics As governments around the world rush to vaccinate their citizens against the surging coronavirus, scientists are locked in a heated debate over a surprising question: Is it wisest to hold back the second doses everyone will need, or to give as many people as …

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How Does the Coronavirus Variant Spread? Here’s What Scientists Know

How Does the Coronavirus Variant Spread? Here’s What Scientists Know

How Does the Coronavirus Variant Spread? Here’s What Scientists Know How Does the Coronavirus Variant Spread? Here’s What Scientists Know A more contagious form of the coronavirus has begun circulating in the United States. In Britain, where it was first identified, the new variant became the predominant form of the coronavirus in just three months, accelerating that nation’s surge and …

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Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists

Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists

Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists “I would expect a similar trajectory” in the United States, said Trevor Bedford, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The variant probably accounts for fewer than 1 percent of cases now, he estimated, but …

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Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them?

Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them?

Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them? Will Ghost Sharks Vanish Before Scientists Can Study Them? Take one look at a ghost shark and you may say, “What’s up with that weird-looking fish?” Over the past few decades, scientists learned that these cartilaginous fishes, also known as ratfish or Chimaeras, have been around for hundreds of millions of …

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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care Now the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, a federally funded research group, is prospectively collecting data during the pandemic from more than 800,000 women and nearly 100 mammography centers across the country. Millions of women missed their regular mammograms in the first wave of the pandemic. Before …

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Arctic’s Shift to a Warmer Climate Is ‘Well Underway, Scientists Warn

Arctic's Shift to a Warmer Climate Is 'Well Underway, Scientists Warn

Arctic’s Shift to a Warmer Climate Is ‘Well Underway, Scientists Warn Arctic’s Shift to a Warmer Climate Is ‘Well Underway, Scientists Warn The Arctic continued its unwavering shift toward a new climate in 2020, as the effects of near-record warming surged across the region, shrinking ice and snow cover and fueling extreme wildfires, scientists said Tuesday. “The story is unambiguous: …

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How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)

How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)

How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon) How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon) The salmon were dying and nobody knew why. About 20 years ago, ambitious restoration projects had brought coho salmon back to urban creeks in the Seattle area. But after it rained, the fish would display strange behaviors: listing to one side, rolling …

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