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‘Dynamic duo’ defenses in bacteria ward off viral threats

Graphical abstract. Credit: Cell Host & Microbe (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2024.01.015 Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that bacteria can pair up their defense systems to create a formidable force, greater than the sum of its parts, to fight off attacks from phage viruses. Understanding how bacteria react to this type of virus is […]

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Grab a like-new device with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 and pay under $350

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Technology is a powerful tool that helps us take our work to the next level, but sometimes, it’s not in our budget to update our outdated tech. The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is a solid contender

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Opinion: I watched a Trump rally so you don’t have to. But you need to know what he’s saying

Donald Trump famously benefited from billions in free media in his 2016 campaign — way too much, as some in the business later conceded. Back then he was a ratings monster; cable TV networks covered his rallies start to finish as millions of Americans tuned in out of horror or glee at his shameless shtick:

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Desperate for soldiers, Ukraine weighs unpopular plan to expand the draft

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — When the Russian army mounted a full-scale invasion two years ago, Ukrainian men zealously rushed to recruitment centers across the country to enlist, ready to die in defense of their nation. Today, with Russia in control of roughly one-quarter of Ukraine and the two armies virtually deadlocked along a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile)

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Seaports found to be hotspots of contagious cancer in mussels

MtBTN2 cells under microscope (× 100 magnification). They are characterized by their large size, prominent nucleus, and scarce cytoplasm. In contrast, a healthy cell—a haemocyte of smaller size with more abundant cytoplasm—is visible on the bottom right. Credit: Maurine Hammel Seaports act as hubs for the global spread of MtrBTN2, a rare contagious cancer affecting

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What’s next for interest rates? Fed minutes suggest cautious approach

Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest gathering show most officials remained more worried about the risk of cutting interest rates too soon than keeping them high for too long and damaging the economy. A summary of the Jan. 30-31 Federal Open Market Committee meeting released Wednesday showed policymakers want to see more evidence that inflation

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‘Lost Bird’ not seen in 20 years photographed for the first time

Rediscovering a lost species is exciting, and important for boosting conservation efforts. However, it is not for the faint of heart. An international team of scientists traversed 75 miles of steep mountain terrain to capture the first recorded photos of a bird once considered lost. The yellow-crested helmetshrike (Prionops alberti) was listed as a ‘lost

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A satellite will make a fiery fall back to Earth, European Space Agency says

A defunct European satellite is falling to Earth and is expected to plunge uncontrolled through the atmosphere Wednesday. The vast majority of the dead satellite is expected to burn up in the atmosphere, and it’s unlikely that any bits of surviving debris will cause any harm, according to the European Space Agency. Still, it’s difficult

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