Researchers have figured out a mechanism SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses to co-opt infected human cells to boost its own replication.
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Researchers sequenced the genome of 442 Viking Age bone fragments from all over Europe. The Vikings may not have been quite as Nordic as we thought.
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The more uncertain we are about expectations, the more likely we are to act selfishly, a new study finds. That's key for following COVID-19 guidelines.
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An expert in child psychology has advice for how parents can fight stress and meet both their own needs and those of their kids.
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A new study offers an unprecedented look at the sex lives of women around the world and how they use "sex tech" to find partners and educate themselves.
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The brain's way to remove waste, the glymphatic system, is synced to circadian rhythms, research in mice shows. The findings may be bad news for nappers.
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Robots that look human are more appealing to people, but only up to a point. That effect is called the uncanny valley. Researchers dig into what's going on.
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