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How South African scientists discovered Omicron and set off a global chain reaction

How South African scientists discovered Omicron and set off a global chain reaction

In the early days of November, laboratory technicians at Lancet Laboratories in Pretoria, South Africa, found unusual features in samples they were testing for the coronavirus. Essentially, a gene was missing in what would be a normal genome profile of the virus. PCR tests weren’t detecting one of their expected targets, a signal that something…MORE

Astronauts celebrate record-breaking chile harvest in space with taco night
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Astronauts celebrate record-breaking chile harvest in space with taco night

While we were eating Thanksgiving leftovers and shopping sales on Black Friday, astronauts on the International Space Station had a special taco night to celebrate their second successful chile pepper harvest. As with the first historic chile pepper picking on October 29, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei had the honor of completing the longest plant…MORE

New armored dinosaur found in Chile had bizarre weaponized tail
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New armored dinosaur found in Chile had bizarre weaponized tail

A new species of armored dinosaur discovered in Chile had a weaponized tail not seen before in any other dinosaur. Roughly 2 meters (6.5 feet) in size, the small armored dinosaur called an ankylosaur dates from the late Cretaceous period, around 71.7 million to 74.9 million years ago. Its largely complete fossilized skeleton was found…MORE

Omicron was in Europe long before travel bans on southern Africa
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Omicron was in Europe long before travel bans on southern Africa

When South African officials sounded the alarm on the new Omicron variant last Thursday, stocks around the world tumbled and up to 70 countries, including the United States, imposed travel bans and restrictions to southern African countries. The knee-jerk response followed the news that the variant had an unusually high number of mutations, which scientists…MORE

December 1 Omicron coronavirus variant news

December 1 Omicron coronavirus variant news

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Debris warning postpones NASA spacewalk
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Debris warning postpones NASA spacewalk

NASA has postponed a spacewalk that was scheduled for Tuesday after receiving a space debris warning for the International Space Station. Just hours before the astronauts were due to venture out of the ISS, the agency said on its Twitter account that “due to the lack of opportunity to properly assess the risk,” it had…MORE

November 30 Omicron coronavirus variant news

November 30 Omicron coronavirus variant news

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November 29 Omicron Covid-19 variant news

November 29 Omicron Covid-19 variant news

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