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5 common coronavirus misconceptions and the science you need to know
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Since the beginning of 2020, when we first started hearing about a new coronavirus, eventually dubbed SARS-CoV-2, our understanding of what it is, how it infects people, who it infects and how we can protect ourselves have all evolved as our knowledge has grown.

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120,000-year-old footprints found in Saudi Arabia — and they might be human
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Hundreds of fossilized footprints dating back 120,000 years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, and they might point to the earliest evidence of human movement into the region, according to a new study in Science Advances.

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Scientists win award for giving an alligator helium and making it shout
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A team of scientists who put an alligator in a helium-filled box and made it shout have won an Ig Nobel Prize, a prestigious(ish) award that commemorates the science world’s more unorthodox experiments.

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Scientific American issues first ever presidential endorsement
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The magazine Scientific American announced Tuesday that it was endorsing former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden– the publication’s first endorsement in its 175-year history — over President Donald Trump, who it criticized for dismissing science.

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Opinion: America's devastating divorce from science
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What do you say about a 75-year-old dream that has died? In 1945, Vannevar Bush, the MIT dean who mobilized American science during World War II, laid out the blueprint for what would become the social contract between science and American society for the next half century.

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Trump appoints climate science denier to top position at NOAA
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David Legates, a longtime climate change skeptic, has been appointed by the Trump administration to help run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agency charged with producing “much of the climate research funded” by the government, The Washington Post reports.

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Analysis: Another presidential assault on science as fires and pandemic rage
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Trump’s dismissal of science and fact is not just a personality trait, it’s also a key factor in the method he uses to build, wield and cling to power

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Cuomo: We are stuck in an 'IDK, WTF' cycle
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo says President Trump is wrong to ignore the science on the climate crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.

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The US President offered an example of his refusal to put medical science before politics with a large indoor rally Sunday night that made a mockery of social distancing
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President Donald Trump offered a glaring new example of his refusal to put medical science before politics with a large indoor rally Sunday night that made a mockery of social distancing, while the pandemic he mismanaged has now claimed more than 194,000 American lives.

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