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Delayed 2nd Pfizer/BioNTech shot boosts antibodies in elderly; COVID-19 obesity risk higher for men

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Read More

 

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Explainer: What is the science behind the new U.S. mask guidance?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, updated guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal. More »

 

Latin America's female scientists pack a big punch despite glass ceiling

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Latin America's female scientists and researchers are packing a big punch despite a hard-to-break glass ceiling for top roles in academia and business, reflecting how women are on the march in a region often seen as a bastion of macho male culture. More »

 

Chinese spacecraft to land on Mars on May 15-19 - National Space Administration

BEIJING (Reuters) - An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft is set to land on Utopia Planitia on Mars between May 15 and May 19 Beijing time, the China National Space Administration said on Friday. More »

 

For deep-diving elephant seals, it takes lots of work to stay fat

(Reuters) - For elephant seals - one of the most distinctive of the 33 species that comprise the world's seal family - it is hard work to stay fat. More »

 

mRNA vaccines appear effective vs India variant; people with HIV at higher risk for severe COVID-19

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

Child's burial site tells of early man's emotional life - Kenyan archaeologist

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The discovery of the oldest known human burial site, a child's grave in a Kenyan cave, sheds new light on the emotional life of early Homo sapiens, the head of archaeology for the east African country's museums said on Wednesday. More »

 

Faraway NASA probe detects the eerie hum of interstellar space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The classic 1979 sci-fi horror film "Alien" was advertised with the memorable tagline, "In space no can hear you scream." It did not say anything about humming. More »

 

Explainer-Why all the fuss over falling debris from China's most powerful rocket?

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched into orbit last month the first piece of a permanent space station using its most powerful rocket, but international focus has fallen instead on the re-entry of debris which critics say has been shrouded in secrecy. More »

 

NASA spacecraft starts trip back to Earth after collecting asteroid samples

(Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft, which scientists believe has collected samples from an asteroid, began its two-year journey back to Earth on Monday. More »

 

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