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  1. Summer nights may never be the same again

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses this summer's record-breaking high temperatures and Science News' continued climate coverage.

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  2. A teacher wearing a mask looks to several young children, also wearing masks and leaning against a cupboard
    Health & Medicine

    The new CDC guidelines may make back-to-school harder

    The public health agency’s coronavirus advice could change how schools operate and may spur COVID-19 outbreaks in classrooms.

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  3. Pink and white Paxlovid pills on a Paxlovid box with the Pfizer logo
    Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 infections can rebound for some people. It’s unclear why

    Rebounding COVID-19 isn’t limited to Paxlovid patients. An infection can come back even for people not given the drug.

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  4. Our enduring fascination with outer space

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses science's fascination with space, from 25 years of Mars rovers to the James Webb Space Telescope's mind-blowing first images.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    I think I have long COVID. What does that mean?

    The condition comes with varying levels of severity and symptoms, making it hard to diagnose and treat.

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  6. A woman wearing a mask pokes through window blinds. A sign on the window says COVID-19 with SELF ISOLATING above and below a masked face
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what to do when someone at home has COVID-19

    Creating an isolation ward and filtering the air can prevent viral transmission.

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  7. We won’t shy away from covering politicized science

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses Science News' commitment to covering politicized science

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  8. young kids playing on playground equipment
    Health & Medicine

    Here’s what we know right now about getting COVID-19 again

    Repeat coronavirus infections may be on the rise as the omicron variant continues to spread. Scientists are still trying to nail down the risks.

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  9. The Higgs boson discovery was just the beginning

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the future of Higgs boson research, 10 years after the particle's discovery

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  10. Predicting the damage caused by extreme storms

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how scientists are figuring out how to predict the effects of extreme hurricanes.

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  11. Nasal spray
    Health & Medicine

    Nasal vaccines for COVID-19 offer hope and face hurdles

    A squirt up the nose could reduce virus transmission, but like shots in the arm, the nasal vaccines have challenges to overcome.

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  12. Smoke from the Cerro Pelado fire in New Mexico in the background against an emergency vehicle driving on an empty road
    Science & Society

    Growing wildfire threats loom over the birthplace of the atomic bomb

    Climate change is expected to make wildfires worse across much of the Southwest United States. A key nuclear weapons lab could be in the hot zone.

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