Science

How Koalas With an S.T.D. Could Help Humanity

These parallels have led Dr. Timms to argue that koalas could serve as a “missing link” in the search for a human vaccine. “The koala is more than just a fancy animal model,” he said. “It actually is really useful for human studies.” An ancient curse No one knows how or when koalas first got […]

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Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a Magic Kingdom hair salon where little girls get styled like Disney princesses, remained closed on Saturday. Buzz Lightyear was only able to wave from a distance. Parades and fireworks? Scratched. And the coronavirus continued its rampage through Florida, with state officials reporting 10,360 new infections, […]

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Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered Species List, Court Rules

“The grizzly is foundational to many Indigenous cultures,” said Rain Bear Stands Last, who assisted plaintiffs with the lawsuit and is the executive director of the Global Indigenous Council, a body of Indigenous tribes from around the world. “Had the decision gone against tribes,” he said, ”it would have set a devastating precedent.” In 2017, […]