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01-23-2022
Covid booster shots are highly effective against hospitalization
The Omicron variant is spreading all over the world at an alarming rate, reaching even the world’s most remote islands – many of which managed to stay protected from the coronavirus for over two years before this highly contagious strain hit.  However, the situation in several countries, including previous epicenters such as South Africa and the United Kingdom, suggests that the Omicron waves are much shorter and less damaging than the Delta ones, with case numbers rising rapidly to unprecedented highs and afterwards steeply declining, and hospitalizations...
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01-18-2022
New statistical tool could improve killer whale conservation
Observing animal behavior and ecology in the wild is the...
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01-18-2022
Healthy diets linked to education and food access
Scientists estimate that 19 million people in the United States...
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01-18-2022
Giant pandas’ gut bacteria turn nutrient-poor food into fat
Mammals in general are not able to digest cellulose, the...
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01-18-2022
Owl wings inspire noise reduction in wind turbines and aircraft
The turning blades on wind turbines and drones make a...
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01-18-2022
The song of the East African sunbird may be a million years old
Many birds learn their songs in the same way that...
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01-18-2022
Safe planetary boundary for pollutants has been exceeded
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science &...
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01-17-2022
Lowland tapirs in the Atlantic Forest are at risk of extinction
The Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay is quite...
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01-17-2022
Citizen scientists have discovered a giant gas planet
In collaboration with citizen scientists, an astronomer at UC Riverside...
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01-17-2022
Dynamic ocean closures offer protection from accidental catch
Accidentally trapping marine animals such as sharks, seabirds, turtles, or...
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01-17-2022
Jaws of predatory dinosaurs grew stronger as they evolved
Go to any natural history museum, watch any dinosaur movie,...
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01-17-2022
Playing action video games can improve reading skills
A new study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior...
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01-17-2022
Animals with strong site fidelity face an uncertain future
We live in a diverse world with different ecosystems and...
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