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Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists Polje, nappe, vuggy, psammite. Some scientists who study caves might not bat an eye, but for the rest of us, these terms might as well be ancient Greek. Specialized terminology isn’t unique to the ivory tower — just ask a baker about …

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say For weeks, the mood in much of the United States has been buoyant. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus have fallen steeply from their highs, and millions of people are being newly vaccinated every day. Restaurants, shops and schools …

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Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say. Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday walked back controversial comments made by its director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, suggesting that people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus never become infected or transmit the virus to …

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Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report

Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report

Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report Bats, humans, monkeys, minks, big cats and big apes — the coronavirus can make a home in many different animals. But now the list of potential hosts has expanded to include mice, according to an unnerving new study. Infected rodents pose no immediate risk to people, …

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A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists

A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists

A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists He would go on to lead development of Goddard Institute Earth System Model, an enormous computer program that can simulate the planet’s climate system and can show how phenomena like rising carbon dioxide levels cause warming. Over time, he came to draw on so …

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Scientists Support an Idea Long Thought Outlandish: Reflecting the Sun’s Rays

Scientists Support an Idea Long Thought Outlandish: Reflecting the Sun’s Rays

Scientists Support an Idea Long Thought Outlandish: Reflecting the Sun’s Rays Scientists Support an Idea Long Thought Outlandish: Reflecting the Sun’s Rays WASHINGTON — The idea of artificially cooling the planet to blunt climate change — in effect, blocking sunlight before it can warm the atmosphere — got a boost on Thursday when an influential scientific body urged the United …

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Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb The mouse embryos looked perfectly normal. All their organs were developing as expected, along with their limbs and circulatory and nervous systems. Their tiny hearts were beating at a normal 170 beats per minute. But these embryos were not growing in a mother mouse. …

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In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation Scientists in Oregon have spotted a homegrown version of a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that first surfaced in Britain — but now combined with a mutation that may make the variant less susceptible to vaccines. The researchers …

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Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins A small group of scientists and others who believe the novel coronavirus that spawned the pandemic could have originated from a lab leak or accident is calling for an inquiry independent of the World Health Organization’s team of independent experts …

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Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say RIO DE JANEIRO — Covid-19 has already left a trail of death and despair in Brazil, one of the worst in the world. Now, a year into the pandemic, the country is setting another wrenching record. …

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