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How does monkeypox spread? Here’s what scientists know so far | CBC News

Can you catch monkeypox from a toilet seat, or by trying on clothes at a thrift store? Is the virus spreading through bodily fluids? Can you pass it to your pets?  Search for “monkeypox” on social media, and those are the kinds of questions you’ll find online. Several months into an unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox, platforms […]

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This Arctic Fish Is Packed to The Gills With Antifreeze, Scientists Discover

In a bitterly cold bath of seawater, between the turquoise arms of a distant Greenland iceberg, researchers have caught an Arctic fish with a body highly resistant to freezing temperatures. Off the coast of East Greenland, where this juvenile fish was caught, ocean currents regularly dip below 0 degrees Celsius. These frigid temperatures are enough […]

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Scientists Have Found A New Way to Detect Alien Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

We have discovered thousands of exoplanets in recent years. Most have them have been discovered by the transit method, where an optical telescope measures the brightness of a star over time. If the star dips very slightly in brightness, it could indicate that a planet has passed in front of it, blocking some of the […]

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‘Extreme Heat Belt’ to Snare 100 Million Americans in Decades, Scientists Warn

The heat waves scorching the US this summer may just be the beginning of an extreme heat belt forming across the country. “If people think this was hot – this is going to be one of the better summers of the rest of their lives,” Matthew Eby, CEO of the climate-risk research nonprofit First Street […]

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Scientists Suggest Moving More Wolves (and Beavers) to Wyoming

In 1995, the Yellowstone National Park began the Wolf Restoration program. Grey wolves began to populate the park, returning to territories they had long previously been removed from by extermination and hunting methods. According to the National Park Service, “By the mid-1900s, wolves had been almost entirely eliminated from the 48 states.” Scientists have a plan […]

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Scientists vow to bring Tasmanian tiger back from extinction

The Tasmanian tiger could be reintroduced into the wild within a decade after a US biotechnology company backed by the Winklevoss twins pledged to recreate the animal almost 90 years after it was declared extinct. The last thylacine, the official name of the Tasmanian tiger that was the Australian island’s apex predator, died in a […]

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Scientists Achieved Self-Sustaining Nuclear Fusion… But Now They Can’t Replicate It

Scientists have confirmed that last year, for the first time in the lab, they achieved a fusion reaction that self-perpetuates (instead of fizzling out) – bringing us closer to replicating the chemical reaction that powers the Sun. However, they aren’t exactly sure how to recreate the experiment. Nuclear fusion occurs when two atoms combine to […]

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For The First Time, Scientists Have Named a Heat Wave. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

For the first time, scientists have named a heat wave. They called it Zoe. According to USA Today, the Spanish scientists bestowed the moniker on a heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44.4 degrees Celsius) in Seville between July 24 and July 27. It’s a new effort to alert the public […]

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Scientists Just Broke The World Record For The Most Powerful Stable Magnetic Field

A hybrid magnet in China has just smashed the previous record for the most powerful stable magnetic field, scientists claim. At the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Steady High Magnetic Field Facility (SHMFF), a magnet years in development achieved a steady magnetic field of 45.22 tesla – tens of thousands of times more powerful than your […]

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Scientists Put Trackers on Moths, And It Revealed an Incredible Journey in The Sky

Migratory insects number in the trillions. They’re a major part of global ecosystems, helping to transport nutrients and pollen across continents – and often traveling thousands of kilometers in the process. It had long been thought migrating insects largely go wherever the wind blows. But there’s mounting evidence they’re actually great navigators and can select […]