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Cicadas incoming: Billions of winged insects emerging in the U.S.

Ready or not, the cicadas are back. Across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, billions of cicadas…

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Covid-19 news: Antibody levels could help predict vaccine efficacy

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan ,…

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Corals swap in heat-resistant algae to better cope with global warming

By Karina Shah Bleached staghorn corals in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji Helmut Corneli/Alamy Some corals can swap out the…

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Hermit crabs choose by colour when selecting a new shell for a home

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre Hermit crabs preferred red shells over lighter colours Melanie Chocholek, Scottish Oceans Institute Hermit crabs prefer to…

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Europa’s icy shell may have pockets of water that could support life

By Jonathan O’Callaghan The icy shell of Europa may hold pockets of liquid water where life could survive NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute…

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Century-old water valve invented by Nikola Tesla could have modern use

By Matthew Sparkes Simulated flows through Nikola Tesla’s one-way valve NYU Applied Math Lab A one-way water valve with no…

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On the hunt for platypus DNA in Australia’s waterways

By Donna Lu Farley Connelly at EnviroDNA teaches volunteers how to take samples Donna Lu “Platypus and fish are all…

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An environmental disaster looms in war-torn Ukraine

TORETSK, Ukraine — A rusty winch slowly raises the elevator nearly 4,000 feet from the depths of the Tsentralna coal…

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As vaccinations drop, outreach workers hit the streets to change minds

DETROIT — Tanika Knighton knows how devastating Covid-19 can be: Her 62-year-old father died of the disease last spring, and…

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Project Hail Mary review: Andy Weir conjures a new tale of space peril

By Clare Wilson The sun is in rapid decline in Project Hail Mary – can a strange duo fix it?…

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