• Jul 10, 2020

    Drugs that release brakes on the immune system have helped thousands of people with cancers that were previously untreatable. Yet these therapies, known as checkpoint blockers (SN: 10/1/18)...

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  • Jul 09, 2020

    The scientific debate over evidence that the coronavirus can float in the air for extended periods of time is intensifying. The World Health Organization has repeatedly downplayed the impor...

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  • Jul 09, 2020

    More than 800 years ago, Indigenous people in South America traversed more than 7,000 kilometers of open sea to reach eastern Polynesia, a new study suggests. There, the South Americans mat...

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  • Jul 09, 2020

    To estimate your dog’s age in human years, multiply the dog’s age by seven, right? Wrong. A more accurate conversion isn’t so easy to do in your head: Multiply the natural logarithm of the ...

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  • Jul 09, 2020

    Physicists have captured their first clear glimpse of the tangled web woven by particles called anyons. The observed effect, known as braiding, is the most striking evidence yet for the exi...

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  • Jul 09, 2020

    When criminologist Robin Engel suddenly found herself leading the effort to reform a police department under fire after a white police officer killed an unarmed Black man in July 2015, she ...

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