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Day or night, retroreflective and light-up gear can save pedestrians' and cyclists' lives

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Flashing headlamps, retroreflective clothing, and gear with LED lights increase invisibility even when car headlights are used

Rajaram Bhagavathula, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Even vampire bats do social distancing when their friends are sick

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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Dogs' medical records are helping machine learning researchers track ticks

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Victoria DeLeo, Pennsylvania State University

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Scientists are trying to diagnose concussions through a simple blood test

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Measuring levels of two key proteins could be the answer to this tricky problem

Sarah Laframboise, University of Ottawa

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The bee microbiome can fight back against fungi that cause Colony Collapse Disorder

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Biocontrol may help bees where other interventions, like chemical pesticides, have failed

Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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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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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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Did these scientists just create the first lab-grown human breast milk?

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Meet the two women recreating mother nature’s baby formula.

Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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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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