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CBS News - Science

Hunted and trafficked, pangolins may hold key to COVID-19 -- Pangolins are coveted for their scales, which are used in dozens of traditional Chinese medicines.

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COVID-19 vaccine breakthroughs: What happens now? -- The latest promising advances in coronavirus vaccines are now posing more questions - about the logistics required to safely transport an approved vaccine, who will get it, and how to combat vaccine skepticism

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Video shows meteor "as bright as the full moon" in Japan -- A fireball spotted falling from the night sky over Japan has lit up social media.

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Are we making raccoons smarter? -- The black-masked critters that teach themselves how to break into trash bins are the perfect urban survivalists, and we have ourselves to thank for that -- Nov 29

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Pet cloning: Man's best friend, again -- When their 12-year-old dog Marley was diagnosed with cancer, the Tschirhart family couldn't bear to say goodbye, so they turned to ViaGen Pets, a company that has cloned hundreds of animals for a multitude of grateful owners -- Nov 27

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Nature Up Close: Wild turkeys and hope -- The successful reintroduction of wild birds in areas where populations had been decimated are a reminder that it is possible to repair past mistakes -- Nov 25

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SpaceX launches 60 more internet satellites in 100th Falcon 9 flight -- The Falcon 9 rocket's first stage set a new record, making its seventh flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. -- Nov 25

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Mysterious monolith discovered in Utah desert -- State officials said it's illegal to install art structures without authorization on federally managed lands, "no matter what planet you're from." -- Nov 25

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Endangered whale washes ashore dead in North Carolina -- The National Park Service says only about 360 right whales are still alive and about five or six calves are born each year. -- Nov 24

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Is this house under a convent in Israel the boyhood home of Jesus? -- "I'm working off evidence," Professor Ken Dark told CBS News. "What's there on the ground is very consistent, very convincing." -- Nov 23

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COVID lockdowns' impact on greenhouse gas emissions a "tiny blip" -- U.N. weather agency voices hope for lasting change after pandemic, but says reduction in greenhouse gases during lockdowns was just a "tiny blip." -- Nov 23

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Arctic temperatures are astonishingly warmer than they should be -- The entire Arctic Circle was an average of 12 degrees Fahrenheit above normal this weekend. -- Nov 23

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SpaceX launches NASA-European sea level monitor -- The Sentinel-6 satellite is the first of two in a billion-dollar program to monitor Earth's oceans. -- Nov 22

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Owl found in Rockefeller Christmas tree will soon be released -- The tiny owl, named "Rockefeller," was found hiding in the branches of the towering Christmas tree that serves as a focal point of New York City's holiday season. -- Nov 21

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Pompeii excavation unearths well-preserved bodies of two men -- Archaeologists have discovered the bodies of two men who died during so-called second pyroclastic flow, after the initial eruption of Mount Vesuvius. -- Nov 21

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