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Even vampire bats do social distancing when their friends are sick

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New research finds that bats care for their ill family members, but don't socialize as much with their sick friends

Olivia Box, University of Vermont

Dogs' medical records are helping machine learning researchers track ticks

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Victoria DeLeo, Pennsylvania State University

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How does one Seattle coronavirus patient turn into two six weeks later?

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And why does that mean there are hundreds if not thousands of carriers?

Supriya Kumar, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Meet Alice Wilson, the Canadian geologist who did the work of five people

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Arianna Soldati, Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munchen

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

A chemotherapy missile made of DNA target-locks on to cancer cells

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Shi En Kim, University of Chicago

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The lifesaving transplant organ you're waiting on may go missing in transit

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A new investigation finds that many organs are critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners

JoNel Aleccia

Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Don't worry, moderate drinking probably isn't shrinking your brain

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David Baranger, University of Pittsburgh

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Bats' unique immune systems make them stealthy viral reservoirs

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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40% of food in America ends up in the trash. Is nanopackaging the answer?

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Consumer habits aren't enough to curb the impacts of food waste — packaging companies have the opportunity to make a big difference

Emerson Grey, University of Colorado Boulder

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Sorry, your houseplants aren't actually purifying your apartment's air

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Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

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