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Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts -- Live Science Staff -- The United States now has more coronavirus cases than either China, where the outbreak began, or Italy, a country seeing a surge in new cases every day.

8 days ago

Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives -- Charles Schmidt -- Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin.

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Everyone should wear face 'masks' in public, CDC now recommends -- Laura Geggel -- People should wear nonsurgical cloth face coverings when they go out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the CDC now recommends.

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Instead of just flattening the COVID-19 curve, can we 'crush' it? -- Rachael Rettner -- A veteran public health scholar argues we can defeat COVID-19 in just 10 weeks if we take a "concerted and determined" approach.

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Here's why the new coronavirus is so good at infecting human cells -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- Its "spike protein" is better at binding to cells than that of similar viruses.

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New York has been crushed by COVID-19. Will other US cities be spared? -- Some states like Florida and Louisiana could be next.

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Antarctica's Denman Glacier is sinking into the world's deepest canyon -- The melting glacier could raise sea level by almost 5 feet (1.5 meters).

3 days ago

World's oldest human DNA found in 800,000-year-old tooth of a cannibal -- A protein analysis suggests the supposed cannibal species Homo antecessor was distantly related to humans and Neanderthals.

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Remains of 90 million-year-old rainforest discovered under Antarctic ice -- Fossil traces of an ancient rainforest were just unearthed in West Antarctica.

2 days ago

Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" special report: Coronavirus (April 2) -- Find out the latest news about the new coronavirus and COVID-19.

2 days ago

What is epidemiology? -- Learn how these disease detectives save lives by studying and preventing the spread of the worst bugs and diseases.

9 days ago

Stuck at home? Take a tour through Disney's (empty) Star Wars, Pandora and space-age parks -- Chelsea Gohd -- From the comfort and safety of your own home, you can now explore Walt Disney World all by yourself.

5 days ago

Piece of lost continent discovered beneath Canada -- Mindy Weisberger -- A type of rock from Earth's interior that's known for its embedded diamonds also holds clues to a missing puzzle piece from a continent that fragmented more than 150 million years ago.

10 days ago

Woman seeks man in ancient Egyptian 'erotic binding spell' -- Owen Jarus -- An Egyptian papyrus dating to 1,800 years describes a spell conjuring a ghost to play matchmaker between a woman and the man of her dreams.

2 days ago

Hidden atrocities of Nazis at concentration camp on British island finally come to light -- Mindy Weisberger -- During WWII, Nazis operated a concentration camp on one of the British Channel Islands; the horrific conditions there were kept secret for decades after the war.

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Elephants in China got drunk and passed out in a garden -- Mindy Weisberger -- A herd of elephants recently overindulged on corn wine in a village in China's Yunnan Province, and a photo of two tipsy pachyderms went viral.

16 days ago

Why do some men have red beards, but not red hair? -- Benjamin Plackett -- It all boils down to genetics.

22 days ago

Woman's transplanted 'man hands' became lighter and more feminine over time -- Mindy Weisberger -- Years after surgery, a woman's transplanted hands from a darker-skinned male donor now appear lighter and more feminine.

23 days ago

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week -- LiveScience Staff -- Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

2 months ago

Why is it so hard not to touch your face? -- Tara Santora -- People often touch their faces when they're anxious, embarrassed, stressed or even when they're feeling just fine.

8 days ago

Can you recover repressed memories? -- Isobel Whitcomb -- There's no doubt we forget things — but what about repression?

14 days ago

How to get the coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check, and will it be enough for the average American? -- Top Ten Reviews -- Everything you need to know about the coronavirus $1200 stimulus check payment... and how far is it likely to go towards your bills

3 days ago

Elon Musk says he'll have 1,200 ventilators ready to deliver this week -- Mike Wall -- SpaceX and Tesla engineers are set to make a big contribution to the coronavirus fight, just a week after Elon Musk offered to help.

11 days ago

Physicists link quantum memories across the longest distance ever -- Tim Childers -- We're one step closer to having quantum internet, but wait, what is quantum internet?

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