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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have solved a lingering mystery about koala behavior – how these tree-dwelling marsupials native to Australia consume enough water to live. A female koala licks water off the smooth trunk of an eucalyptus tree after a rainfall in the You Yangs Regional Park, Little River, Victoria, Australia in this undated photo
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LONDON (Reuters) – One of the world’s largest lunar meteorites goes on private sale at Christie’s on Thursday, valued at 2 million pounds ($2.49 million). An undated picture shows a moon rock in unknown location. CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD/Handout via REUTERS The moon rock, weighing over 13.5 kg, was probably struck off the surface of the
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germans must persevere with social distancing or risk exponential growth in the number of coronavirus cases, four leading science institutes said on Wednesday. A customer at the food discounter ALDI is wearing a protective mask, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Duesseldorf, Germany, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Germany
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric opossum-sized critter dubbed the “crazy beast” that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy. Life-like reconstruction of the opossum-sized mammal Adalatherium hui that lived 66 million years ago alongside
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TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli cancer immunotherapy firm Compugen said on Monday it had positive initial results from an ongoing early-stage study of its COM701 therapy in patients with advanced solid tumours who have exhausted all standard treatments. COM701 was well-tolerated with no dose-limiting toxicities when administered alone and in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s cancer
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