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The genes of 600-year-old gingko trees are just as active as their teenage counterparts

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Ancient trees reveal the secret to their virtual immortality

Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

Scientists are producing data without sharing it with people who actually need it

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Maria Gatta, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Comment 4 peer comments

Climate change will make allergy sufferers suffer a little bit longer each year

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Data from 17 Northern Hemisphere locations indicates that plants are releasing more pollen and for a longer period of time as the globe warms

Lila Westreich, University of Washington

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Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who figured out what the universe is made of

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Arianna Soldati, Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munchen

Brittney Borowiec, Wilfrid Laurier University

Dogs can smell silent, deadly cancers before a blood test can

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Can doctors learn to detect the volatile compounds that dogs pick up?

Daniel Peterschmidt, Science Friday

All conferences should be virtual in a post-coronavirus world

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Adam Fortais, McMaster University

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Scientists have revised the recipe for the first gene and the origin of life

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New research finds that arabinonucleic acids accelerate RNA formation, making the RNA world hypothesis more plausible

Lauren Gandy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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We could soon be harvesting anti-viral antibodies from tobacco plants

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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