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New Studies Shed Light on the Origins of Life

Elizabeth Fernandez Forbes
Two studies move us closer to understanding the origins of life on our planet. They may also help with another of the great mysteries of science - helping us to understand where to look for life on other planets.

Secrets of the Y Chromosome

Natalie Angier New York Times
It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans.

Gardens of Dust

Alexander Parry Lady Science
Just as household bacteriologists used kitchen experiments to instruct ordinary Americans about germs, so too can we reproduce these experiments to let students discover the complexities of turn-of-the-century germ theory for themselves.

Covid-19: The Path to Treatment and Prevention

Ignacio López-Goñi The Conversation
An international consortium is racing to test three possible antiviral treatments for Covid-19 and 10 different vaccines. No one of these experiments is guaranteed to succeed, but the chances of finding one that will are high.
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