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Scientists Race to Study Variants in India as Cases Explode

Scientists Race to Study Variants in India as Cases Explode

By Aniruddha Ghosal, Krutika Pathi | May 12, 2021

Sc A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better.

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2021

A new vaccine design approach focusing on B cells rather than T cells may be the first step toward what's been a highly elusive vaccine for HIV.

Latin America Looks to Space, Despite Limitations on Ground

Latin America Looks to Space, Despite Limitations on Ground

By Christopher Torchia | May 2, 2021

Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world's richest, biggest nations. Take Latin America.

SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

By Marcia Dunn | May 2, 2021

SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

Mars Helicopter Aces 4th Flight, Gets Extra Month of Flying

Mars Helicopter Aces 4th Flight, Gets Extra Month of Flying

By Marcia Dunn | May 1, 2021

Instead of wrapping up flight tests at the beginning of May, NASA is giving its Ingenuity helicopter at least an extra month to tackle tough new terrain and serve as a scout for its companion rover, Perseverance.

Drone Operators Challenge Surveyors' Turf in Mapping Dispute

Drone Operators Challenge Surveyors' Turf in Mapping Dispute

By Bryan Anderson | Apr 26, 2021

Drone pilots are coming into conflict with regulations designed to protect surveying professionals, now that it's possible to nearly precisely combine line drawings with images to better resolve property disputes.

Put a Spring in Your Step: How CBD Can Support a Return to Wellness

Put a Spring in Your Step: How CBD Can Support a Return to Wellness

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 23, 2021

As people get outside, reboot their exercise routines, and start responsibly socializing more, CBD may offer benefits that boost our sense of physical, mental and emotional wellness.

How Recovery Unplugged's Vibe Room is Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment

How Recovery Unplugged's Vibe Room is Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 23, 2021

The science behind music's therapeutic qualities has led to the creation of the Vibe Room, the latest innovation from the groundbreaking addiction treatment center Recovery Unplugged.

Half of US Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

Half of US Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

By Hope Yen and Jonathan Mattise | Apr 19, 2021

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign.

Tweaked COVID Vaccines in Testing Aim to Fend Off Variants

Tweaked COVID Vaccines in Testing Aim to Fend Off Variants

By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 13, 2021

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus.

United Arab Emirates Names 2 New Astronauts, Including Woman

United Arab Emirates Names 2 New Astronauts, Including Woman

By Jon Gambrell | Apr 10, 2021

The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut.

COVID-19 Patient Receives Lung Transplant From Living Donors

COVID-19 Patient Receives Lung Transplant From Living Donors

By Mari Yamaguchi | Apr 9, 2021

Doctors in Japan announced Thursday they have successfully performed the world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19.

Virgin Galactic Rolls out Latest Generation of Spaceship

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Mar 31, 2021

Virgin Galactic rolled out its newest spaceship Tuesday as the company looks to resume test flights in the coming months at its headquarters in the New Mexico desert.

Two Space Fans Get Seats on Billionaire's Private Flight

By Marcia Dunn | Mar 30, 2021

A billionaire's private SpaceX flight filled its two remaining seats Tuesday with a scientist-teacher and a data engineer whose college friend actually won a spot but gave him the prize.

Are Industrial Chemicals Causing Shrinking Penis Size? Scientist Thinks So

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 25, 2021

A reproductive epidemiologist's new book lays out the effects of industrial chemicals in an attention-grabbing way, pointing out shrinking penis sizes in men; decreased libido in women; falling fertility rates; and more.

AstraZeneca May Have Used Outdated Info in US Vaccine Trial

Mar 23, 2021

Results from a U.S. trial of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may have included "outdated information" and that could mean the company provided an incomplete view of efficacy data, American federal health officials said early Tuesday.

Why Even 'Updated' Vaccines Could Struggle to Keep Up with Variants

Mar 16, 2021

Despite the success and optimism of the new COVID-19 vaccination campaigns being rolled out worldwide, the emergence of new viral strains threatens to undermine their effectiveness.

Israeli Experts Announce Discovery of New Dead Sea Scrolls

By Ilan ben Zion | Mar 16, 2021

Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave.

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

By Arthur Allen | Mar 15, 2021

Pharmacists want to use a single hypodermic needle to withdraw leftover vaccine from two vials from which all full doses already have been removed.

Survivors Struggle as Scientists Race to Solve COVID Long-hauler Mystery

By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 15, 2021

Is it a condition unique to COVID-19, or just a variation of the syndrome that can occur after other infections? How many people are affected, and how long does it last? Is it a new form of chronic fatigue syndrome — a condition with similar symptoms?

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