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Can dogs smell COVID? Here’s what the science says

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Nature - Canines seem to detect coronavirus infections with remarkable accuracy, but researchers say large-scale studies are needed before the approach is scaled...

How Iceland hammered COVID with science

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Nature - The tiny island nation brought huge scientific heft to its attempts to contain and study the coronavirus. Here’s what it...

  • Iceland’s science has been credited with preventing COVID-19 deaths — the country reports fewer than 7 per 100,000 people. It has also managed to prevent outbreaks while keeping its borders open, welcoming tourists from 45 countries since mid-June. https://t.co/aIfJE85ADj

Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia

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Nature - The viruses, both found in bats stored in laboratory freezers, are the first SARS-CoV-2 relatives to be found outside...

  • Researchers said they found a coronavirus that is closely related to SARS-CoV-2 in horseshoe bats stored in a freezer in Cambodia. Also, a team in Japan reported the discovery of another closely related coronavirus, also found in frozen bat droppings. https://t.co/AjSsTQyKZS

Can dogs smell COVID? Here’s what the science says

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Nature - Canines seem to detect coronavirus infections with remarkable accuracy, but researchers say large-scale studies are needed before the approach is scaled...

Can dogs smell COVID? Here’s what the science says

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Nature - Canines seem to detect coronavirus infections with remarkable accuracy, but researchers say large-scale studies are needed before the approach is scaled...

  • Scientists suggest dogs could help control the pandemic because they can screen hundreds of people an hour in busy places and are cheaper to run than conventional testing methods such as the RNA-amplification technique PCR. https://t.co/jbeH3t0tTf

tl;dr: this AI sums up research papers in a sentence

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Nature - Search engine’s tool for summarizing studies promises easier...

  • The creators of a scientific search engine have unveiled software that automatically generates one-sentence summaries of research papers, which they say could help scientists to skim-read papers faster. https://t.co/bvh1AursGY

Postdoc survey reveals disenchantment with working life

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Nature - The second article in a series on Nature’s inaugural survey of postdocs in academia worldwide uncovers a sense of instability among the research...

  • Uneasy and insecure, postdoctoral researchers worldwide are experiencing great distress around their career prospects, workload and workplace culture, among other issues, finds Nature’s first-ever survey of postdocs. https://t.co/pPYrYyiniz

Can Joe Biden make good on his revolutionary climate agenda?

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Nature - Although he faces a split Congress, the US president-elect has levers he can pull to curb global...

  • Whether Joe Biden will be able to deliver on his climate agenda — the most aggressive ever put forth by a leading US presidential candidate — remains to be seen, especially because he will face a powerful Republican opposition in Congress. https://t.co/AHZsxGofvr