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Your earbuds are gross – here’s how to clean them the right way

Apple AirPods are displayed (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) It’s a bit stomach-turning when you think about the germs, viruses, grime, and other…

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Inside a Seattle-area hospital, the Covid grind wears on staff

Responding to the surge, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday ordered 100 National Guard members to deploy at hospital emergency…

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Organic compounds on Mars were produced by water and rocks, not life

Molecules containing carbon atoms, called organics, have been found all over Mars and could hypothetically have been formed by living…

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Electric knee implants could help treat pain of osteoarthritis

A device that delivers electric current to the knees could help combat osteoarthritis, a painful condition caused by worn cartilage,…

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UK plan to boost hydrogen production relies on fossil fuels

By Adam Vaughan Rendering of an off-shore hydrogen production facility Shutterstock / Alexander Kirch The UK government has backed a…

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Bezos’ Blue Origin takes NASA to court over SpaceX lunar lander contract

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin filed a complaint in federal court against NASA, continuing its protest that the agency…

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Will the IPCC report help focus politicians’ minds on climate change?

By Adam Vaughan Climate activists at a protest in Berlin, Germany, on 12 May CLEMENS BILAN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock World leaders must drastically…

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Astronomers may have spotted a new spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy

By Leah Crane An illustration of the spiral arms of the Milky Way MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Astronomers may…

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Colombia’s peace treaty accidentally sparks increase in deforestation

By Joshua Rapp Learn Clouds hover above the forests in Huilo, Colombia Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy It…

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Humanitarian aid guided by satellite data may harm marginalised groups

By Edd Gent A satellite orbits Earth above India Shutterstock / Cristi Matei Satellite data can help policy-makers quickly identify…

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