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Further evidence supports controversial claim that SARS-CoV-2 genes can integrate with human DNA
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A team of prominent scientists has doubled down on its controversial hypothesis that genetic bits of the pandemic coronavirus can integrate into our chromosomes and stick around long after the infection is over. If they are right—skeptics have argued th ...[Read more]
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For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork
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The vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, which are likely to be the first to win FDA approval, in particular rely heavily on two fundamental discoveries that emerged from federally funded research: the viral protein designed by Graham and his colleagues, ...[Read more]
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Reading Edmund Burke Shows That Conservatism Is All About Defending Traditional Hierarchies
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Studying the writings of Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, reveals something important: that right-wing intellectual thought is little more than a series of dressed-up defenses of conventional social relations and traditional hierarchies. ...[Read more]
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Harvard astronomer argues that alien vessel paid us a visit
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Washington (AFP) - Discovering there's intelligent life beyond our planet could be the most transformative event in human history --  but what if scientists decided to collectively ignore evidence suggesting it already happened? That's the premise of a ...[Read more]
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The Future of the Coronavirus? An Annoying Childhood Infection
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Once immunity is widespread in adults, the virus rampaging across the world will come to resemble the common cold, scientists predict. ...[Read more]
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Thank Socialism for the Vaccine. Blame Capitalism for Its Distribution.
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The jaw-dropping speed of COVID-19 vaccine development is a glorious marvel of science, cooperation, and economic planning — a glimpse of how much more an egalitarian world could produce and achieve. But the lifeboat ethics of vaccine rollout is a horri ...[Read more]
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China ready to share moon rocks delivered by it probe, but US own restrictions might prevent it from getting any
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China’s space agency has announced that it will share data and samples obtained from the moon by its Chang’e 5 probe under international conventions, although US restrictions could prevent them from receiving it. ...[Read more]
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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again
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Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new study. ...[Read more]
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New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense
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Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the cosmic woods. The universe is, of course, huge, so we normally just assume that our inability to detect ...[Read more]
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Gravity and good timing helped the Hubble spot a star from the early universe
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When looking back into the deep recesses of the universe, even huge objects like planets, stars, and galaxies can appear small. Magnification can help, but how do you get a magnifying glass large enough to spot stars billions of light years away? ...[Read more]
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The ‘Alien Megastructure’ star is acting weird again
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Early last year a far-off star captured the imagination of the scientific community thanks to its incredibly bizarre behavior. The star, which is officially named KIC 8462852 but is better known as “Tabby’s Star,” frequently goes dim at unpredictabl ...[Read more]
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