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Why hasn’t my daughter caught COVID? 2 factors likely protect her — and maybe you too
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Michaeleen Doucleff | April 7, 2022
Rosy, 6, gives COVID tests and vaccines to her stuffed animals. She herself has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, multiple times and never tested positive. What's her secret? Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR The first time my daughter, Rosy, was exposed to SARS-CoV-2, I panicked. It was November 2020, ...
Solar panels that can generate electricity at night have been developed at Stanford
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Rina Torchinsky | April 7, 2022
Farmland is seen with standard solar panels from Cypress Creek Renewables, Oct. 28, 2021, in Thurmont, Md. Julio Cortez | AP A team of engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell that can generate some electricity at night. The research comes at a moment when the number of ...
It’s not too late to stave off the climate crisis, U.N. report finds. Here’s how
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Lauren Sommer | April 4, 2022
The report finds the world's energy supply needs to shift to renewable sources, like this solar farm in Karnataka, India, but it's not happening fast enough.Abhishek Chinnappa | Getty Images The world still has time to avoid the most extreme dangers of climate change, but only if nations cut greenhouse ...
The far-right and environmentalism overlap is bigger than you think — and growing
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Ari Shapiro, Matt Ozug, Casey Morell | April 1, 2022
The modern environmental movement and the far-right movement might appear to be on opposing sides of the political ideology spectrum. But overlap does exist and researchers say it's growing. Christian Aslund/EyeEm | Getty Images At first glance, the modern environmental movement and the far-right movement – including anti-immigrant and white ...
The light from this star that astronomers just spotted is 12.9 billion years old
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Nell Greenfieldboyce | March 30, 2022
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the farthest star ever seen. The magnified galaxy looks like a stretched out red line with three dots. The single star is the middle one.NASA, ESA, Brian Welch (JHU), Dan Coe (STScI) Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture light from what ...
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is hit with mass coral bleaching yet again
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Lauren Sommer | March 26, 2022
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has experienced four mass bleaching events in the last seven years, like this one in 2017. Scientists warn repeated bleaching makes it tough for corals to recover.Brett Monroe Garner | Getty Images Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been hit by widespread coral bleaching repeatedly in recent ...