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July 21, 2022

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People with Long COVID May Still Have Spike Proteins in Their Blood

Possible biomarker for long COVID suggests some people with the condition never fully cleared the virus

By Sasha Warren

Discoveries from the Deep

Advances in robotics, sensing and genomics are accelerating findings of sophisticated life throughout the ocean depths


Biden Vows to Take More White House Action on Climate Change

President Joe Biden announced plans to expand offshore wind development and climate resilience funding for communities

By Scott Waldman,E&E News


Behold, Some Hidden Gems from JWST's First Images

Astronomers and the public alike are delighting in the glittering depths of the universe revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope

By Fionna M. D. Samuels


What Does It Look Like when an Ecosystem Collapses? Kelp Can Show Us

After a mass algal die-off in the Pacific, researchers used satellites, undergrads, artificial intelligence and people wading in tide pools figure out what was lost—and how it might come back

By Andrew Robinson


Police Who Tear-Gas Abortion-Rights Protesters Could Induce Abortion

Tear gas is widely used by law enforcement, even though it may cause spontaneous abortion

By Matthew R. Francis


The Hunt for Drugs for Mild COVID

People who are unlikely to develop severe COVID-19 have no widely approved medications to ease the illness

By Saima May Sidik,Nature magazine

Climate Change

U.K. Shatters Heat Record Three Times in a Matter of Hours

Extreme heat events such as the record-setting conditions in Europe are growing more frequent and more intense as the climate warms

By Chelsea Harvey,E&E News


Eerie Photo Proves the Existence of Milky Seas--A First

A night photograph taken from a sailboat near the island of Java validates a satellite image of a giant, glowing “milky sea”

By Michelle Nijhuis


Why is Monkeypox Evolving So Fast?

The virus circulating in the current outbreak has mutated 50 times in the past four years

By Sara Reardon


New Evidence Emerges in Mystery of When Mammals Became Warm-Blooded

Fossil animals’ inner ear structures offer clues on when endothermy, or warm-bloodedness, evolved

By Riley Black


The Environmental Disasters Now Threatening Ukraine

Ukraine’s former environment minister explains the Russian invasion’s dangerous impact on water and nuclear safety

By Renee Hickman


Dive into a Vanishing Invisible Forest to See What Climate Has Changed

Our kelp forests are largely unobserved, but now they are vanishing. To understand why, scientists dive underwater and look down from space. Their research reveals a complex system at risk of collapse.

By Dominic Smith,Andrew Robinson

Climate Change

Risk of Dangerous Heat Exposure Is Growing Quickly in Cities

Population growth, climate change and the urban heat island effect are combining to put more people at risk

By Andrea Thompson

Revolutions in Science

Normally science proceeds in incremental steps, but sometimes a discovery is so profound that it causes a paradigm shift. This eBook is a collection of articles about those kinds of advances, including revolutionary discoveries about the origin of life, theories of learning, formation of the solar system and more.

*Editor's Note: Revolutions in Science was originally published as a Collector’s Edition. The eBook adaptation contains all of the articles, but some of the artwork has been removed to optimize viewing on mobile devices.

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COVID Long Haulers Are Calling Attention to Chronic Illnesses

But society is not prepared for the growing crisis of long COVID


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