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Concocting a COVID-19 vaccine is not the same thing as proving a vaccine is safe and effective, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases tells National Geographic.
About a year’s worth of data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft—during its final orbits before running out of fuel—show that the dwarf planet has mounds and hills that formed when ice melted and refroze after an asteroid impact about 20 million years ago.
Spinosaurus has made history as the first known swimming dinosaur. In our story—with exclusive photos—we detail how a newfound fossil tail is changing what we know about dinosaurs. For more historic stories like this, subscribe to National Geographic:
Researchers found a vast network of ancient Maya cities that was home to millions more people than previously thought.
We depend on plastic. Now, we’re drowning in it. #PlanetOrPlastic
The 50-foot-long, seven-ton Spinosaurus had a long sail on its back, an elongated snout, and—now we've confirmed—a tail that resembles a bony paddle. The newfound fossil stretches our understanding of how and where dinosaurs lived.
It’s unclear whether cancer made Buddy more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus, or if the virus made him ill, or if it was just a case of coincidental timing.
Sea turtles are one of a small number of species alive today that once roamed with dinosaurs, as far back as 150 million years ago. Happy #WorldTurtleDay !
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