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Massive study shows Pfizer vaccine is effective
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5G: more science, same safety
New standards aim to shine a light on the scientific evidence.
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Are theists more moral than atheists?
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Why don’t whales get cancer?
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Carbon storage stars
Mangrove forests get top sequestering marks.
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Towards a Strep A vaccine
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