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Covid booster shots are pushing protection to unexpected heights

Evidence suggests that vaccine booster programmes can take people’s covid-19 protection to unexpectedly high levels, but we don’t yet know how effective existing…

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Arctic may switch from snow to rain-dominated as early as 2060

Parts of the Arctic are now predicted to be rain-dominated as early as 2060, two decades faster than previously expected…

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Covid-19 news: All UK adults to be offered boosters to tackle omicron

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and…

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A pair of nearby supermassive black holes are heading for a collision

Two supermassive black holes have been discovered just 1600 light years apart, and they are likely to collide in about…

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An ultra-hot gas giant exoplanet orbits its star once every 16 hours

The second hottest planet ever found is being pulled into its star faster than any planet we have seen before…

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Living robots made from frog cells can replicate themselves in a dish

Swarms of tiny “xenobots” can self-replicate in the lab by pushing loose cells together – the first time this form…

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Canine teeth shrank in human ancestors at least 4.5 million years ago

The extra-large, dagger-like canine teeth seen in male great apes have been missing from human ancestors for at least 4.5…

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Mysterious origin of Earth’s water may be explained by solar wind

Evidence from asteroids shows that charged particles from the sun can turn dust grains into water – a process that…

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Material inspired by blood vessels can extract uranium from seawater

The oceans are a huge untapped store of uranium, which is vital for nuclear energy, and new technology could ensure…

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A single vaccine could protect against many mosquito-borne diseases

A vaccine that changes the way our body responds to mosquito bites could protect us from diseases the insects carry,…

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