SCIENCE

Tech companies are already flipping houses — but can they build some too?

Ryan Johnson used to work at a San Francisco tech company, Opendoor, that makes software for buying and selling homes.…

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Researchers look to create faster, cheaper Covid tests — with help from smartphones

Researchers continue working to make it much easier — and cheaper — to test for Covid-19. A team led by…

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Australia to spend additional $35 million to protect koalas

MELBOURNE — Australia will spend an additional AU$50 million ($35 million) in the next four years to protect koala habitat…

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We may now know why Uranus and Neptune are different shades of blue

Uranus is pale blue in colour while Neptune is a deeper shade of blue, and an atmospheric model can explain…

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Don’t Look Up: Could we save Earth from a comet in just six months?

Astrophysicists calculate that we could use nuclear devices to stop a “planet killer” from colliding with Earth in a scenario…

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We ‘click’ better with others when conversations flow more quickly

The more quickly people respond to each other during a conversation, the more likely they are to feel in sync…

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Bacteria survive extremes that may have existed in ancient Mars lakes

Microorganisms have adapted to one of the harshest environments on Earth, a sulphurous and acidic lake that is considered an…

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Federal judge cites climate impact in revoking Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale

WASHINGTON — A federal court has rejected a plan to lease millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for…

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Fake poop helps transplanted owls settle in to new, safer neighborhoods

Settling into a new home can be tough for anyone. So scientists have come up with some tricks to make…

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What to know about BA.2, the newest Covid omicron variant

As coronavirus case numbers in the U.S. show early signs of tapering, scientists are keeping a watchful eye on a…

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