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Astronomers have produced the most detailed family portrait of black holes to date, offering new clues as to how black holes form. Intense analysis of...

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Since the famous discovery of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert in the early 1920s, the fossilized remains have captured the imaginations of paleontologists...

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Social isolation puts women at higher risk of high blood pressure

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The flu, a cold, allergies or COVID-19? How to decipher symptoms

Let’s say you have a runny nose, headache and cough. Are they signs of COVID-19 or just a run-of-the-mill common cold? Northwestern University epidemiologist Dr. Sadiya...

Why are some COVID-19 infected people asymptomatic?

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17% of people recovered from COVID-19 could still carry virus

Although meeting the criteria for discontinuation of quarantine, patients with persistent respiratory symptoms are more likely to test positive for the virus. A new study...

COVID-19 nearly 7 times more prevalent in Orange County than thought

New antibody study finds infection prevalence seven times higher than previously estimated. Testing a representative sample of Orange County residents for a wide range of...

Massive galaxies were surprisingly mature in the early universe, says study

Massive galaxies were already much more mature in the early universe than previously expected. This was shown by an international team of astronomers who studied...

Scientists 3D print first ever synthetic tongue surface

Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing. This opens the new possibilities for testing oral processing...

Coronaviruses are masters of mimicry, new study finds

Coronaviruses are adept at imitating human immune proteins that have been implicated in severe COVID-19 disease, a study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos...

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