A Canine Companion So Nice It (Maybe) Evolved Twice

A Canine Companion So Nice It (Maybe) Evolved Twice

For years, one of the most confounding questions in science – alongside “What is dark matter?” and “Why do we sleep?” – has been one that many pet owners may have found themselves casually pondering: Where did dogs come from? Scientists generally agree that humanity’s best friend descended from gray wolves, scampering into our lives …

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As Monkeypox Spreads, US Plans a Vaccination Campaign

Clinics nationwide will begin offering vaccinations against monkeypox to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus, federal health officials announced on Tuesday. Until now, immunizations were offered only to people with a known exposure. States will receive doses of a safer and newer monkeypox vaccine called Jynneos from the federal stockpile, based on …

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‘No Magic Bullet’ for Preserving Abortion Access, Biden’s Health Secretary Says

WASHINGTON – President Biden’s health secretary, facing criticism from other Democrats that the administration is not doing enough to counter the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, said on Tuesday that there was “no magic bullet” to preserve access to abortion – even as he outlined a series of steps his department will take …

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The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have together become dominant in the US, the CDC estimates.

Continuing their rapid march across the United States, the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5 have together become dominant among new coronavirus cases, according to new estimates on Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of the week ending Saturday, BA.4 made up 15.7 percent of new cases, and BA.5 was …

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Gas Piped Into Homes Contains Benzene, Other Risky Chemicals, Study Finds

The natural gas delivered to homes contains low concentrations of several chemicals linked to cancer, a new study found. Researchers also found inconsistent levels of odorants – substances that give natural gas its characteristic “rotten egg” smell – which could increase the risk of small leaks going undetected. The study, which was published in the …

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They Found Two New Craters on the Moon and Discovered a New Mystery

After months of scrutinizing photographs of the lunar surface, scientists have finally found the crash site of a forgotten rocket stage that struck the far side of the moon in March. They still do not know for sure which rocket the wayward debris originated from. And they are perplexed about why the impact excavated two …

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Dead Roaches That Ate Moon Dust Went Up For Auction. Then NASA Objected.

Unanswered questions fill the cosmos: Are there infinite universes? Why does anything exist? How much would one pay for moon dust digested by a cockroach? On that last mystery, humanity was close to an answer this month. Then, lawyers for NASA intervened. Three insects were put up for auction online – along with the moon …

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