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Thought a positive Covid-19 antibody test was your ticket out of this pandemic? It’s not so simple.

A massive, intense heat wave coming and could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks. The ravages of the Covid pandemic are going to make it all the more deadly.

Two hundred thousand miles is considered a good, long run for a car built today, regardless of whether it’s powered by a lithium battery or an internal combustion engine. But EVs may soon surge ahead—not by mere thousands of miles, but by 800,000.

AI produces dazzling achievements, giving us clever game-playing programs, attentive personal assistants, and cars that navigate busy roads for themselves. But such advances have hinged on throwing ever-more computing resources at the problems.

Allow us to explain the gruesome process by which ordinary ants become the pawns of an insidious and spectacularly clever fungus.

When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.

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It is really hard to photograph a meteor. Even though some 25 million of them hurtle toward Earth each day, most of them are too small to track. Photographer Prasenjeet Yadav managed to get one anyway, entirely by accident:

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There are over 2,000 types of fireflies in the world. And, for the record, they're not actually flies, they're beetles. Photographer Kei Nomiyama captured their brief but beautiful life in the forests around central Shikoku Island:

A new Crispr technique called “prime editing,” can for the first time make virtually any alteration—additions, deletions, swapping any single letter for any other—without severing the DNA double helix. This advance was unimaginable just five years ago

Ventilators are in short supply. So Virgin Orbit engineers have created a new kind of ventilator by mechanizing the traditional Ambu bag, using off-the-shelf parts and some 3D printing. Details: #COVID19Pandemic 

Huge bushfires in Australia have torched 14.5 million acres since September, killing at least 18. This video shows a bushfire raging through Buchan, Victoria. We have entered the age of embers—think of it like an ice age, but with flames.

All plants reflect an ultraviolet light that's invisible to the human eye. This dazzling photo series makes that invisible light visible ?: Craig Burrows

This is the first-ever footage of a live giant squid in U.S. waters. The squid is most likely a juvenile, measuring about 12 feet long. Filming one has been called the "holy grail of natural cinematography." This is how researchers pulled it off: