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Heartburn medication tied to higher COVID-19 risk — but don’t panic

Risks linked to the common drug must still be confirmed.

Cases of broken heart syndrome increase amid pandemic stress

A small new study suggests the stress of the pandemic may be playing a toll on the heart.

Deadly 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak in Kazakhstan is probably undiagnosed COVID-19

It's very likely that these mystery cases of pneumonia are in fact COVID-19.

A new coronavirus mutation is taking over the world. Here's what that means.

A SARS-CoV-2 variant has taken over the world, but it's not clear whether the coronavirus mutation is highly transmissible or just lucky.

This parrot beat 21 Harvard students in a classic memory game

An African grey parrot beat 21 Harvard undergrads at a classic memory game, suggesting deep roots of animal intelligence.

Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who was the better inventor?

Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battled it out in the "War of Currents," but each inventor left a significant scientific legacy.

Coronavirus hijacks cells, forces them to grow tentacles, then invades others

Cells infected with the new coronavirus grow stringy, tentacle-like arms that act like bridges, allowing the virus to invade other cells.

Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' special report: Coronavirus (July 9)

In this special episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll give you the latest news and answer frequently asked questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19.

Satellite sees 'Godzilla' dust plume sweep across the Atlantic Ocean

Each year, dust from the Sahara Desert blows off Africa and across the Atlantic, but most years that plume isn't so massive it's nicknamed "Godzilla."

Penguins shoot 'poop bombs' more than 4 feet, incredibly important study finds

How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.

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