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Covid-19 news: Antidepressant reduces risk of long hospital stay

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan ,…

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Sitting Bull’s great-grandson identified through DNA fragments

A living descendant of the famed Lakota leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using a novel technique for analyzing fragments…

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Eat less meat and fly less to help climate, says Patrick Vallance

The UK’s chief scientist has said that both green technology and behavioural changes will be needed to tackle climate change…

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Australia has had zero measles in 2021 due to covid-19 border closure

Many countries have seen sharp falls in the number of measles cases as a result of covid-19 controls, but the…

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Satellites and junk are littering space and ruining our night skies

We are sending ever more stuff into space, and now megaconstellations of satellites risk causing light pollution on Earth and…

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Physicists fail to find mysterious ‘sterile neutrino’ particles

After decades of looking, physicists are no closer to discovering theorised particles that could help solve ongoing problems in physics…

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SpaceX needs to tame toilet trouble before weekend launch

CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX is taming some toilet troubles in its Dragon capsules before launching four more astronauts. The company…

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Genetically engineered bacteria could heal us from inside our cells

Billions of years ago, bacteria began living inside other cells and carrying out essential functions. Genetic engineering could create new…

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Covid-19 news: Test and Trace has not achieved its goals, say MPs

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan ,…

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NHS trial will test AI diagnosis with eye scans from 150,000 patients

AI firms will be given access to eye scans to see if they can diagnose retinopathy, but all of the…

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