Author Archives: Jim Daley

Millions of Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests May Help Fill the Testing Gap

The assays may not detect all cases, but they are cheap and could be used at home

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Old Drug, New Tricks: Existing Medicines Show Promise in Fighting Cancer

Dozens of compounds approved for other purposes can kill cancer cells selectively

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Cats Recognize Their Names–But May Not Respond

Felines move their ears, heads and tails more when they hear their names, compared to when they hear similar words. Jim Daley reports.

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Watch Now: Gravitational Waves as New Windows on the Universe

Astrophysicist Chad Hanna discusses how ripples in spacetime are revolutionizing our understanding of the cosmos

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Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth’s Magnetic Field

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference…

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Infectious Diseases Spike amid Venezuela’s Political Turmoil

Scientists say the rise in illnesses is due to a combination of government suppression of research, a lack of disease data and climate change

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Venezuela Is Unraveling—So Is Its Science

Research has ground to a halt, and many scientists have left the country out of desperation

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