Around the world, countries are racing to create vaccines to protect people against the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Many countries have agreed to work together on vaccines, but a few countries are working alone.
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Scientists have woken up tiny life forms called microbes that are over 100 million years old. The microbes were found in samples pulled from deep under the sea floor beneath miles of ocean.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…an artist replaces a missing statue with one of a Black Lives Matter protester, MLB plans to restart with fake fans and crowd sounds, and scientists block noise coming through an open window.
Scientists have recently discovered that Andean condors - some of the world's largest birds - barely flap their wings at all while flying. Instead, they use rising air currents to remain in the air for hours.
NASA is asking people to help it label thousands of photos from Mars. The labels will be used to train a computer system to recognize different surfaces on Mars. This will help NASA drive its rovers safely for longer periods of time.
Scientists are struggling to understand the movements of glacier mice - round balls of moss that appear on icy glaciers. Somehow, the glacier mice manage to travel together in ways that scientists still can't explain.
Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, has added another "first" to her list of successes. She's now the first woman to reach Challenger Deep - the deepest point in the sea.
Scientists at Meiji University in Japan have come up with something they call a "taste display". The device can create the taste of any chosen flavor when it is pressed against the tongue.
Worldwide, many efforts are being made to test people for the new coronavirus. But scientists are also looking at an unusual way of testing for the virus - studying water that's been flushed down toilets.
Recently, researchers have reported on two different ways to break down different kinds of plastic. The new advances could lead to easier, high-quality recycling, and help deal with toxic plastic pollution.
Governments and businesses worldwide are creating smartphone apps to help track the spread of the new coronavirus. The apps could be an important part of easing up on lockdowns, but they are also causing some worries.