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Evolution doesn't work the way you think it does

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An evolutionary biologist explains all the things you might get into an argument over

Allison Fritts-Penniman, Ecology

Skin cells protect their DNA from bumps and bruises with a jello-like response

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Rachel Stewart, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

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Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

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Sarah Heidmann, University of the Virgin Islands

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The mother's gut microbiome helps a child's brain develop its senses

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Simon Spichak, University College, Cork

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What counts as 15 minutes of close contact?

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An epidemiologist explains the CDC guidance

Ryan Malosh, University of Michigan

Brain banks are key to understanding COVID's mysterious symptoms, but only if people are willing to donate

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Some COVID-19 patients experience dizziness, loss of smell and even seizures, but we need brain donations from patients and healthy controls to understand why.

Kathryn Vaillancourt, McGill University

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How a balloon flying over Antarctica made parallel universes tabloid fodder

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No, scientists did not discover evidence for a parallel universe in the Antarctic ice

Eleni Petrakou, Particle Physics

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COVID-19 lockdown has changed how we use recreational drugs

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Christine Jack, University of Aberdeen

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Escaping through a predator's butt is a common strategy for prey

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Sahana Sitaraman, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India