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10 Science Insights for COP27

As nations convene in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, leading climate scientists share a new report to support more effective policy.

Hang On to That Mask — Reinfections Ratchet Up Risk of Death and Long-Term Effects

In two studies published this month, researchers report compounded risks of repeat Covid infections and the remarkable effectiveness of universal masking.

Reaching New Levels in Groundwater Monitoring

As regions around the world face record-breaking droughts, researchers are using seismology to track groundwater levels and show that sustainable policies reduce strain on aquifers.

Molecular Tests May Change Cancer Screening

As the accuracy of traditional cancer screening is called into question, molecular and genetic tests promise an alternative, noninvasive form of early detection.

Pandemic Hit to U.S. Life Expectancy May Last

The pandemic “has been the most severe global mortality shock since World War II,” researchers find.

Device Made for the Moon May Aid in Carbon Sequestration on Earth

A pocket-sized device intended for use on the Moon could soon play a key role in Japan’s ambitious plans to sequester carbon dioxide.

Can Decommissioned Mines Become Green Power Generators?

A new report supports the idea that underground mines can be transformed into energy storage facilities, adding the possibility of on-demand, carbon-free power to energy grids.

Biden’s Bet: The Future of Manufacturing Is Microscopic

With $2 billion from the Biden administration, biomanufacturing in the U.S. is poised for significant growth. The economy may be, too.

He Got A Rare Disease Diagnosis So He Rethought The Whole System

While working to understand not only his own rare disease but also how the broader healthcare industry develops treatments for rare diseases as a whole, Onno Faber uncovered the building blocks of his new company.

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