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This image shows the position of the most distant galaxy discovered so far within a deep sky Hubble Space Telescope survey called GOODS North

This new space telescope should show us what the universe looked like as a baby

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Imagine knowing nothing about your childhood, nothing about where you came from, and spending years hunting for the answers. Then someone hands you a just-discovered trove of photographs of yourself as an infant. You’d finally be able to scrutinize every detail, searching for clues about yourself and how you came to… Read More

The omicron variant under a microscope

A clue as to why omicron is spreading so quickly

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Omicron is spreading lightning fast. In the U.S., the percentage of cases caused by this new coronavirus variant jumped seven times in just a week, from 0.4% of the total cases sequenced to 2.9%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. And it’s already causing about 13% of cases in… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Is The Worst Over? Modelers Predict A Steady Decline In COVID Cases Through March

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Americans may be able to breathe a tentative sigh of relief soon, according to researchers studying the trajectory of the pandemic. The delta surge appears to be peaking nationally, and cases and deaths will likely decline steadily now through the spring without a significant winter surge, according to a new analysis… Read More

Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

20 Years Later, 2 More 9/11 Victims Are Identified Using New Technology

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NEW YORK CITY (NPR) — Two more victims of the 9/11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center have been identified in New York City–just days before the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. Dorothy Morgan of Hempstead, New York, is the 1,646th victim to be identified through ongoing DNA analysis of unidentified… Read More

Coronavirus

Ohio University Scientists Search For A Way To Shut Down Coronavirus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the race to defeat COVID-19, much of the focus has been on vaccines that stimulate the body’s immune system to prepare for an attack. But a research team at Ohio University is focused on another approach: Shut down the genetic machinery that allows the virus to replicate. The team is… Read More

Teen Science Cafe

Teen Science Café


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The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery will host its first Virtual Teen Science Café on Monday, October 19 from 6-7pm EST.  This is a free event, which is run by teens, and open to all teens. This event, and future Teen Science Cafés, will provide an opportunity for teens to discuss and participate in hands-on… Read More

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WATCH: NASA Monitors Mars Mission ‘Remotely’ During the Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — NASA researchers and scientists are familiar with working “remotely” from millions of miles away, literally, and the global pandemic has now forced most to adapt to working from home. But how are NASA employees who are monitoring the Mars Rover Mission handling the new challenges? Carrie Bridge, science operations team chief… Read More