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Deadly coronavirus comes in three variants, researchers find

Geneticists from Britain and Germany have mapped the evolutionary path of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 and determined there are currently three versions of it spreading around the world.The discovery of how the variants were formed and then spread could help scientists to identify its source and explain why it is so contagious.The researchers analysed the first 160 complete viral genomes sequenced from human patients between December 24 and March 4, then reconstructed the early…

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Coronavirus: internet giant Amazon begins building its own testing lab

With an eye toward possibly testing all of its employees for coronavirus, shopping giant Amazon said Thursday it is building a testing lab.“A team of Amazonians with a variety of skills – from research scientists and program managers to procurement specialists and software engineers – have moved from their normal day jobs onto a dedicated team to work on this initiative,” the Seattle-based company said in a corporate blog post.“We have begun assembling the equipment we need to build our first…

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What Immunity to COVID-19 Really Means

The presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus could provide some protection, but scientists need more data

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See how far a sneeze and cough can travel

Animations created by scientists amid the coronavirus pandemic show how far a sneeze or cough can travel. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19.

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Our Trust in Science Is Complicated

In an era of big research, having confidence in scientists, individually or collectively, involves trade-offs

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Life found in rocks beneath the ocean floor give scientists hope of finding life on Mars

When scientists find microbial life thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, it gives them hope that they may be able to find life on other planets.

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Cats Can Get Coronavirus, Study Suggests–But Pet Owners Need Not Panic

Scientists say it is unclear whether felines can spread the virus to people

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Scientists Fear Second Coronavirus Wave as China’s Lockdowns Ease

Other countries on lockdown will be watching for a resurgence of infections in Hubei province now that travel restrictions are lifting

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Bats are not to blame for coronavirus. Humans are

Reclusive, nocturnal, numerous -- bats are a possible source of the coronavirus. Yet some scientists concur they are not to blame for the transfer of the disease that's changing daily life -- humans are.

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