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Ancient zombie viruses in melting Siberian permafrost could cause new pandemic, scientists warn

The effects of disturbing millennia-old viruses could be ‘calamitous’, scientists warn.

Opinion: Another deadly pandemic seems inevitable – but there is a way to avoid it
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Opinion: Another deadly pandemic seems inevitable – but there is a way to avoid it

We need to do big things quickly to halt the disturbance of nature. And I fear that’s not happening, says former Guardian environment editor John Vidal.

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Pandemic drop in air pollution boosted Himalayan snowpack, study finds

A drop in air pollution in India at the height of the coronavirus pandemic slowed the melting of snow in the Himalayas, a new study finds.

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Worries mount about misinformation in science

It's diminishing public trust in science and becoming an existential threat to the planet, researchers warned this week.
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The Dutch solution to business that captivated the world

Niksen – a Dutch wellness trend that means "doing nothing" – has caught the attention of the world as a way to manage stress or recover from burnout.
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Can giant surveys of scientists fight misinformation on COVID, climate change and more?

Shocked by the COVID-19 infodemic, several efforts have launched to gather researchers’ consensus views, with the hope of improving public debate and policymaking.
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Neil Vora: ‘The Last of Us’ is right. Our warming planet is a petri dish

Scientists like me worry that climate change and ecosystem destruction may be creating opportunities for fungal pathogens to grow more infectious, spread over larger distances and reach more people.

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