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Nasal Spray Prevents Covid Infection in Ferrets, Study Finds - The New York Times
Scientists at Columbia University have developed a treatment that blocks the virus in the nose and lungs, is inexpensive and needs no refrigeration.

Astronomers trace mysterious fast radio burst to extreme, rare star - CNET
The first detection of a fast radio burst inside the Milky Way leads scientists back to a magnetar, partially solving a long-standing mystery.

Earliest example of a rapid-fire tongue found in 'weird and wonderful' extinct amphibians -
Fossils of bizarre, armored amphibians known as albanerpetontids provide the oldest evidence of a slingshot-style tongue, a new Science study shows.

Past climates inform our future - Science Magazine
A major cause of uncertainties in climate projections is our imprecise knowledge of how much warming should occur as a result of a given increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Paleoclimate records have the potential to help us sharpen tha…

Clay subsoil at Earth's driest place may signal life on Mars -
Earth's most arid desert may hold a key to finding life on Mars.

New technology allows cameras to capture colors invisible to the human eye -
New research from Tel Aviv University will allow cameras to recognize colors that the human eye and even ordinary cameras are unable to perceive.

Photographer Catches the ISS Crossing the Sun and Moon from His Backyard - PetaPixel
Photographer Andrew McCarthy is known for shooting incredible astrophotography images from his backyard in Sacramento, California. He recently added two

NASA's Voyager 2 receives first commands since March, sends back a hello - CNET
We haven't been able to talk to the spacecraft since before the pandemic.

Scientists discover bizarre hell planet where it rains rocks and oceans are made of lava - CBS News
If you thought living on Earth in 2020​ was comparable to hell​, planet K2-141b is here to prove you wrong.

Can you generate a magnetic field remotely? - The Economist
You can. Which is good news for medical scanning and quantum computers

NASA Seeks New Partners to Help Put All Eyes on Artemis Moon Missions - NASA
NASA is seeking new partners to help the agency tell the story of human exploration at the Moon with the Artemis program in ways that engage, excite, and inspire a worldwide audience.

Human intelligence just got less mysterious, neuroscientist says - Medical Xpress
Neuroscience experts from the University of Leicester have released research that breaks with the past 50 years of neuroscientific opinion, arguing that the way we store memories is key to making human intelligence superior to that of animals.

Stanford engineers have developed a genetic microlab that can detect COVID-19 in minutes - Medical Xpress
Throughout the pandemic, infectious disease experts and frontline medical workers have asked for a faster, cheaper and more reliable COVID-19 test. Now, leveraging the so-called "lab on a chip" technology and the cutting-edge genetic editing technique known a…

Hubble Launches Large Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Stars - NASA
To better understand stars and stellar evolution, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, has launched an ambitious new initiative with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, called ULLYSES (UV Legacy Library of Young Stars as Essential …

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