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Listen to the music of a spider's web. Tell me what do you hear?

(Reuters) - It is an eerie, foreboding, reverberating tune, enough to send a tingle down your spine. More »

 

Autoimmune-disease drugs may reduce vaccine response; antibody treatments ineffective vs Brazil variant

(Reuters) -The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. More »

 

Moderna vaccine antibodies last at least 6 months; lung transplant can save some COVID-19 survivors

(Reuters) -The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

Beast of five teeth: Chilean scientists unearth skunk that walked among dinosaurs

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A fossil of a skunk-like mammal that lived during the age of dinosaurs has been discovered in Chilean Patagonia, adding further proof to recent evidence that mammals roamed that part of South America a lot earlier than previously thought. More »

 

Bulgarian cave remains reveal surprises about earliest Homo sapiens in Europe

(Reuters) - DNA extracted from remains found in a Bulgarian cave of three people who lived roughly 45,000 years ago is revealing surprises about some of the first Homo sapiens populations to venture into Europe, including extensive interbreeding with Neanderthals and genetic links to present-day East Asians. More »

 

Shrinking sea meadows store more carbon than forests. Scientists are racing to track what’s left

SAYA DE MALHA BANK, Indian Ocean (Reuters) - Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean currents sweeping across an underwater mountain plateau the size of Switzerland. More »

 

China begins construction of its fifth rocket launch site

BEIJING (Reuters) - A port city in eastern China has launched an ambitious plan to build the country's fifth rocket launch site, under a longer-term goal to ramp up space infrastructure to meet the demands of an expected boom in commercial missions. More »

 

Climate change shrinks marine life richness near equator: study

HAVANA (Reuters) - During some summers, as the Caribbean water temperatures climb, the luminous coral colonies of gold, green and blue that ring the island nation of Cuba give way to patches of skeletal white. More »

 

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