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Webb telescope shares a peek inside the early universe
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Webb telescope shares a peek inside the early universe

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The James Webb Space Telescope has provided astronomers with a glimpse of the early universe in a new image shared on Wednesday. The powerful space observatory is capable of detecting the faint light...

To Fight Misinformation, We Need to Teach That Science Is Dynamic
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To Fight Misinformation, We Need to Teach That Science Is Dynamic

Sixty-five years ago, a metal sphere the size of a basketball caught the U.S. science, military and intelligence communities by surprise. Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, launched into orbit by Russia, triggered U.S. policy makers to recognize that they were falling behind globally in educating and training scientists. In response, the government began investing...

Updated Covid-19 boosters offer protection, but new studies suggest they don’t offer an edge against Omicron
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Updated Covid-19 boosters offer protection, but new studies suggest they don’t offer an edge against Omicron

CNN  —  The updated Covid-19 booster shots appear to work about as well against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants as the original boosters they replaced, according to two new studies from research teams at Harvard and Columbia universities. The research suggests that our bodies have been well-trained to fight the original virus, which emerged...

2,700 year-old rock carvings discovered in Iraq’s Mosul
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2,700 year-old rock carvings discovered in Iraq’s Mosul

Archaeologists in northern Iraq have unearthed 2,700-year-old rock carvings featuring war scenes and trees, dating back to the Assyrian Empire BAGHDAD — Archaeologists in northern Iraq last week unearthed 2,700-year-old rock carvings featuring war scenes and trees from the Assyrian Empire, an archaeologist said Wednesday. The carvings on marble slabs were discovered by a team...

RSV: Behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid are probably driving surge in RSV cases, scientists say
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RSV: Behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid are probably driving surge in RSV cases, scientists say

CNN  —  The behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid-19 over the past 2½ years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – are probably behind the “unprecedented” early surge in RSV infections this year, scientists say. These factors may also have thrown other seasonal respiratory viruses out of whack around the globe....

Just Like Us, Jurassic Mammals Cared for Their Young | Science
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Just Like Us, Jurassic Mammals Cared for Their Young | Science

An artistic rendering of a multituberculate mother with her litter of offspring. Andrey Atuchin They are the most successful mammals that you probably haven’t heard of. Multituberculates were squirrel-like mammals that first evolved in the Jurassic, about 170 million years ago, and survived until about 35 million years ago, an enviable length of time for...

RSV: Behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid are probably driving surge in RSV cases, scientists say
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RSV: Behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid are probably driving surge in RSV cases, scientists say

CNN  —  The behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid-19 over the past 2½ years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – are probably behind the “unprecedented” early surge in RSV infections this year, scientists say. These factors may also have thrown other seasonal respiratory viruses out of whack around the globe....

RSV: Behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid are probably driving surge in RSV cases, scientists say
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RSV: Behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid are probably driving surge in RSV cases, scientists say

CNN  —  The behaviors that helped keep us safe from Covid-19 over the past 2½ years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – are probably behind the “unprecedented” early surge in RSV infections this year, scientists say. These factors may also have thrown other seasonal respiratory viruses out of whack around the globe....

Exoplanets: The search for habitable planets may have just narrowed
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Exoplanets: The search for habitable planets may have just narrowed

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The hunt for planets that could harbor life may have just narrowed dramatically. Scientists had long hoped and theorized that the most common type of star in our universe — called an M...