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Trained dogs can smell coronavirus in your pee -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- Dogs can sniff out SARS-CoV-2 in urine samples with 96% accuracy, according to a proof-of-concept study.

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Glowing, red-eyed rat fetus is global photo contest's gorgeously creepy winner -- Mindy Weisberger -- Butterfly wing scales, neurons, dividing cells and more showcased the beauty of microscopy in Olympus' second annual Global Image of the Year Award.

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US officials say -- Nicoletta Lanese -- People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months of their initial vaccination.

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Part-human, part-monkey embryos grown in lab dishes -- Nicoletta Lanese -- The advance brings up some ethical questions.

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Prehistoric cannibal victim found in death cave ID'ed as a young girl -- Victim was known as "The Boy of Gran Dolina."

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World's largest rabbit missing, presumed stolen -- Who took the 4-foot-long hopper?

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Will we ever know exactly how the universe ballooned into existence? -- The universe might not let us.

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Strange blue structures glow on Mars in new NASA image

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Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' close to tipping point, unmanned sub reveals -- The glacier could be melting at the key points anchoring it to the land.

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The four fundamental forces of nature -- These forces control every interaction in the universe.

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Millions of tons of nuclear wastewater from Fukushima will be dumped into the sea -- Brandon Specktor -- The Japanese government announced plans to dump more than 1 million tons of treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, beginning in two years.

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A third of Antarctic ice shelves could collapse at current pace of warming -- Rafi Letzter -- A third of Antarctica's vast offshore ice shelves would risk collapse into the ocean if the world warms by 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

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Telescope lasers could give humanity an edge in war against space junk

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After 48-year search, physicists discover ultra-rare 'triple glueball' particle

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Alphabet's 'missing link' possibly discovered -- Owen Jarus -- An alphabetic inscription written on a jar fragment found at the site of Tel Lachish in Israel and dating back around 3,450 years may provide a "missing link" in the history of the alphabet.

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Knife-wielding spider god mural unearthed in Peru -- Mindy Weisberger -- Archaeologists in Peru are taking steps to preserve and study a 3,200-year-old temple painted with a mural of a spider deity holding a knife.

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Bizarre neck bones helped pterosaurs support their giraffe-size necks and huge heads -- Laura Geggel -- Pterosaur neck vertebrae had an incredible internal structure.

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Experts worried after 4 dead gray whales wash up around San Francisco -- Harry Baker -- Four dead gray whales have washed up in San Francisco Bay in eight days, prompting fears that the species is under threat in the area.

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Your most distant cousin doesn't even have an anus -- Rafi Letzter -- No animal is less related to you than a sea sponge, and they've got the genes and nerveless, anus-less bodies to prove it.

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Bizarre 'worm tornado' in New Jersey has scientists baffled -- Mindy Weisberger -- A resident of Hoboken, New Jersey spotted the unusual worm spiral after days of heavy rainfall.

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Could humans ever be venomous? -- Stephanie Pappas -- Humans have what it takes to make venom, but it may not be worth the trouble.

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What if humans didn't have an appendix? -- Charles Q. Choi -- What might life be like then if everyone lacked an appendix? That organ may not be a useless artifact of evolution after all.

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Was the 'forbidden fruit' in the Garden of Eden really an apple? -- Ashley P. Taylor -- It could have been a fig, grapes, citron, a pomegranate or even wheat.

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String of code sells for $69 million -- Nicoletta Lanese -- A unique piece of code verifies the authenticity of the digital art piece.

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Why does Christianity have so many denominations? -- Donavyn Coffey -- Schisms within the church have led to more and more denominations over the millennia.

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Mars Helicopter Ingenuity snaps 1st color photo on Red Planet -- Mike Wall -- The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper captured its first color photograph on Saturday (April 3), shortly after being lowered to the Martian dirt by the Perseverance rover.

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Lab-made hexagonal diamonds are stronger than the real thing -- Ben Turner -- The scientists used a soundwave and a laser beam to measure the diamonds before they disintegrated.

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