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A new review study questions how much school closures really help to reduce the disease's spread. more
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Early and decisive nationwide action from New Zealand's government put the small country on track to weather its coronavirus outbreak better than most. more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson receives oxygen in ICU  LIVE SCIENCE · 20 hours
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China just lifted its lockdown on Wuhan  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
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How are people being infected with COVID-19?  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
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What does 'recovered from coronavirus' mean?  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
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How to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
What was previously a mundane task has turned into a nerve-wracking ordeal. Here's a guide to grocery shopping during the pandemic. more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the ICU  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Like other patients with COVID-19, the prime minister's condition worsened in just one afternoon. more
Rare bee has a body that's half-male, half-female, and split exactly down the middle  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
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Coronavirus seems to mutate much slower than seasonal flu  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, seems to mutate its genes four times slower than seasonal flu, which is good news for the potential of a successful vaccine. more
Heavy-metal alien planet may be shaped like a football  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An exoplanet may be shaped like an American football due to the mighty gravitational forces it experiences close to its star, a new study finds. more
Chinese rocket sells for $5.6 million in livestreamed auction: report  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An anonymous patron purchased a real-life rocket for $5.6 million during an online, livestreamed auction on April Fools Day. more
Nuclear bombs could reveal how old whale sharks really are  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Researchers dated the growth rings inside two whale shark bones using nuclear bomb carbon leftover from the Cold War. more
Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 18: Mysterious Animal Superpowers  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
From breathing underwater to surviving radiation and extreme temperatures, some animal abilities are so incredible they might as well be superpowers. more
Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The female tiger named Nadia is one of six big cats that appear to have contracted the coronavirus from a zoo caretaker. more
Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin. more
New York has been crushed by COVID-19. Will other US cities be spared?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The number of coronavirus cases continue to shoot up in New York City, and are overwhelming the city's health care systems. Other... more
Instead of just flattening the COVID-19 curve, can we 'crush' it?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A veteran public health scholar argues we can defeat COVID-19 in just 10 weeks if we take a "concerted and determined" approach. more
Everyone should wear face 'masks' in public, CDC now recommends  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
People should wear nonsurgical cloth face coverings when they go out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the CDC now recommends. more
COVID-19 has reached a Brazilian indigenous tribe  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A 20-year-old medical worker from Brazil's Kokoma tribe is the country's first indigenous person to contract the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. more
World's oldest human DNA found in 800,000-year-old tooth of a cannibal  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A protein analysis of an 800,000-year-old tooth suggests the supposed cannibal species Homo antecessor was only distantly related to humans and Neanderthals. more
Scotland, UK: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Of the 19,535 Scottish citizens tested for the virus, over 3,000 came back positive and 175 have died. more
1,400-year-old mystery of strange 'red sign' in Japan's sky solved  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A scarlet fan spread across the skies over Japan 1,400 years ago, and it's been puzzling astronomers ever since. more
Asymptomatic people may be fueling the coronavirus spread  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
For every person who tests positive, there's likely another handful of asymptomatic people who don't know they're infected. more
Even if you test negative for COVID-19, assume you have it, experts say  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
No diagnostic test is 100% accurate, but experts have still expressed concern at the accuracy of the COVID-19 tests. more
How do you care for someone with COVID-19?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
If someone in your home has the new coronavirus, give them a separate room and bathroom, if possible. more
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You can subscribe today and get your favorite magazine instantly on your device to read from the comfort of your home. more
Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" special report: Coronavirus (April 2)  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
In this special episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll give you the latest news and answer frequently asked questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19. more
Woman seeks man in ancient Egyptian 'erotic binding spell'  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
An Egyptian papyrus dating to 1,800 years describes a spell conjuring a ghost to play matchmaker between a woman and the man of her dreams. more
41 million-year-old insect sex romp preserved in amber  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Amber from Australia holds some of the continent's oldest known specimens of preserved plants and animals, and includes a pair of flies trapped while mating. more
Could a mobile app control the COVID-19 pandemic and help reopen society?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Right now, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic is out of control and society is shut down. With the help of a mobile app, researchers argue,... more
Cruise ships still struggling to dock as coronavirus spreads  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
As Florida allows two ships carrying COVID-19 passengers to dock, questions remain about more than a dozen other ships still at sea. more
World coronavirus cases pass 1 million mark  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
In early March, the worldwide case count totaled below 100,000. more
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Palm oil is the most commonly produced oil in the world, and one of the most controversial. more
Northern Ireland, UK: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The least-populated country of the United Kingdom currently stands at a total of 774 cases and 36 deaths. more
Remains of 90 million-year-old rainforest discovered under Antarctic ice  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Antarctica was home to a temperate, swampy forest about 90 million years ago. more
England, UK: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The country has reached almost 25,000 cases, with health boards reporting 2,166 deaths. more
How to get the coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check, and will it be enough for the average American?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
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Wales, UK: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
The country's health board reports 1,837 cases and 98 deaths. more
'Starry Night' replica found on peacock spider's butt  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
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The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced us to a new word: Zoonosis (Op-Ed)  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
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Woman with COVID-19 developed a rare brain condition. Doctors suspect a link.  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
The rare condition has been associated with other viral infections, including influenza and herpes. more
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