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How the Black Death changed our immune systems

On a drizzly April morning in 2006, a geneticist had the sobering task of helping sort 50 boxes of bones…

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Space-based solar power is getting serious—can it solve Earth’s energy woes?

Late last month in Munich, engineers at the European aerospace firm Airbus showed off what might be the future of…

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U.S. weighs crackdown on experiments that could make viruses more dangerous

A version of this story appeared in Science, Vol 378, Issue 6617.Download PDF In a U.S. government lab in Bethesda,…

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AIs built by Meta beat human experts at Diplomacy

In a tournament of the first world war strategy game Diplomacy, two AIs built by Facebook’s parent company Meta outplayed…

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WWII shipwreck is leaking pollutants and altering its marine environment, research shows

A German fishing vessel that sank during World War II has been leaking pollutants that are changing the surrounding marine…

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Acids in our body odour make some people more attractive to mosquitoes

Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit yellow fever and Zika, may be more attracted to people with high levels of…

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Shipwreck emerges along Mississippi River bank as water level drops

BATON ROUGE — A shipwreck has emerged along the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as water…

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Covid-19 appears to affect memory less than other aspects of cognition

People who have had covid-19 can have lingering impairments in multiple aspects of cognition, but memory appears to be less…

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Can Europe cut its electricity consumption enough to avoid blackouts?

The energy crisis will reach a crunch point as winter begins in Europe, with governments hoping they can cut consumption…

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Scientists finally realised female robins sing just as well as males

An analysis of the songs of male and female European robins adds to growing evidence that both sexes of songbirds…

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