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Making methane on Mars

How physicists are making a return trip from the Red Planet a possibility.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID!) science stories you might have missed in 2020

During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.

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What dolphins can teach us about surviving COVID-19

Unlike humans, marine mammals have adaptations that allow them to thrive with low oxygen levels.

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The frightening uncertainty of long-haul COVID-19

UC Davis Health recently launched the region’s first Post-COVID-19 Clinic to give care and counsel to the most long-suffering patients.

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UCLA nursing professor shares her experience as a subject in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Kristen Choi says it is important for doctors and nurses to discuss side effects with patients and reassure them about the vaccine’s safety.

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Can eating mangoes reduce women’s facial wrinkles?

A pilot study shows eating mangoes — but not too many mangoes — may have promising results.

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Drug reverses age-related mental decline within days

Rapid rejuvenation in mice suggests physiological — and removable — blockages may be behind certain cognitive issues.

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Preparing for a winter with the coronavirus

How will staying indoors more frequently affect the spread of COVID-19?

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Women were the early big-game hunters of America, research suggests

The findings are a challenge to the old hypothesis (and familiar image) of ‘man-the-hunter.’

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Scientists discover how a common mutation leads to ‘night owl’ sleep disorder

A small change in our biological clocks lengthens the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning.