Discovery of immune cells able to defend against mutating viruses could transform vaccine development

Scientists have found immune cells can fight different strains of the same virus -- a discovery which could help transform vaccine development.

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Freshwater ecosystems filter pollutants before they reach oceans

By adding excess nutrients to crops, some are very likely to end up in rivers, lakes and streams. But not all of the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus that enter waterways end up downstream. Freshwater ecosystems filter some of the excess pollutants out of the water before it reaches the ocean, according to a new study.

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Proximity to fracking sites affects public support of them, study finds

People who live closer to fracking sites are more familiar with and more supportive of hydraulic fracturing, while those who live in proximity to areas of higher oil and gas well density are more familiar with but not necessarily more supportive of the practice.

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Asteroid 2018 GR11 flew past Earth at 0.69 lunar distances

A small asteroid designated 2018 GR11 flew past Earth at 0.69 LD or 0.00177 AU (~264 788 km / 164 531 miles) on April 7, 2018. This object was first observed on April 11 but the orbit solution was finalized on April 30. 2018 GR11 belongs to the Apollo group of...... Read more »

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New Director Of Air And Space Museum Is The First Woman To Hold The Job

Ellen Stofan saw her first rocket launch when she was 4 years old. Now, more than 50 years later, she

Ellen Stofan says she hopes to inspire the next generation with more stories about the women and people of color who have been involved in the aviation and space business since the beginning.

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New Director Of Air And Space Museum Is The First Woman To Hold The Job

Ellen Stofan saw her first rocket launch when she was 4 years old. Now, more than 50 years later, she

Ellen Stofan says she hopes to inspire the next generation with more stories about the women and people of color who have been involved in the aviation and space business since the beginning.

(Image credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery)

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