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Scientists Identify New Tsunami Hazard With Devastating Potential For Coastal Cities

Scientists have identified a new and potentially devastating tsunami risk in certain areas of the world, linked to undersea strike-slip faults in the Earth’s crust…

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Powerful Magnetic Fields in Space Have Been Seen Bending Black Hole Jets

In a galaxy cluster called Abell 3376, some 600 million light-years from Earth, one galaxy has an active supermassive black hole, gobbling up matter at…

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Young Adults Who’ve Had COVID-19 Show Signs of Lasting Cardiovascular Damage

Just because you’re young and healthy, doesn’t mean the coronavirus won’t affect you. Young adults who show only minor symptoms of COVID-19 may still suffer…

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Pfizer’s FDA Request, Vaccine Diplomacy, and More News

Pfizer seeks full FDA approval, the US supports waiving IP protections for vaccines, and people in India struggle to get the aid they need. Here’s…

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This Tiny, Odd-Looking Dinosaur Ambushed Its Prey by Moonlight

A tiny, meat-eating dinosaur had superb low-light vision and hearing that was likely as good as an owl’s. And like an owl, the wee dinosaur probably used…

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Bats Raised in Helium-Rich Air Reveal a Key to Echolocation

It’s now well-established that bats can develop a mental picture of their environment using echolocation. But we’re still figuring out what that means—how bats take…

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There’s Evidence Volcanoes Are Active on Mars, Raising Chances of Recent Habitability

Evidence seems to be mounting for a geologically and volcanically active Mars. A new, close study of volcanic features on the surface of the red…

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Mexico City Is Sinking at an Alarming And Largely Unstoppable Rate, New Data Finds

Mexico City, the most populous metropolis in North America, has sunk too low for us to save it, according to new research.  After centuries of…

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Bees Have Been Trained to Smell COVID-19 And Identify a Case Within Seconds

Scientists in the Netherlands have trained bees to identify COVID-19 through their sense of smell, according to a press release from Wageningen University. The research was…

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Even Fewer People Reproduced in The US Last Year, And Who Can Blame Them?

The number of babies born in the United States took a hit last year, just like experts predicted it would. In 2020, according to initial…

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