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Alzheimer's disease and COVID-19 have something in common. One version of the APOE gene raises the risk for both.

Scientists may finally have balanced the universe’s mass budget.

To understand whether a single mutation changes how the virus works, “it’s not just going to be one experiment. It takes a lot of research.”

Language can hinder our understanding of reality – or move it forward.

“I don’t know if I have to bet my wallet, but I probably would. But it doesn’t have much money in it.”

“Low-Earth orbit and the space station are no longer the frontier. So you just hire a trucking company.”

They’re back. Or more likely, Asian giant hornets never got wiped out in North America last year.

Imaging studies show we should give ourselves a break.

The researchers don’t know why Elvis worms have evolved such sparkly scales, since the animals live in the darkness of the deep sea. “My theory is that it’s an accident.”

Hydroxychloroquine can be dangerous to people with heart problems, or when taken in combination with other drugs that can alter heart rhythms.

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Here it is: The first picture of a black hole! #EHTBlackHole 

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Among patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in China comes the first evidence that some may suffer long-term lung damage from the disease.

This robot can do push-ups. It even 'sweats' to keep the motors of its muscles cool.

#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek 

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Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!

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Once people know how little the U.S. spends on science, they support more federal funding for it:

The seventh row of the periodic table is officially full:

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The intense gravitational pull of a black hole bends the light around it. #blackholeweek 

For the first time, scientists have made 2-deoxyribose, the sugar that makes up the backbone of DNA, under cosmic conditions in the lab by blasting ice with radiation.

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