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The real reason why great white sharks might bite humans

There have long been theories that when great white sharks bite humans, it is a case of mistaken identity. Now, new research simulating the way that a shark would view the world has shown that this may really be the case.

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The big takeaways from the Facebook Papers

Facebook is no stranger to the limelight. While the company has repeatedly come under fire over the past few years for its role in disseminating misinformation, especially related to the 2016 election, the last two months have been especially turbulent as a whistleblower and top officials have been called to testify in front of Congress following the release of leaked internal research and documents.

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New research reveals mysterious origins of domestic horses

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia, before spreading across Asia and Europe in the centuries that followed.

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Opinion: Don't let gene patents make a comeback

In January 2020, when the SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified, researchers quickly sequenced its genome and uploaded it to the GenBank public database. They then raced to develop vaccines and treatments to combat Covid-19. One thing that enabled them to do so in record time was the absence of patents covering the virus and the hundreds of thousands of genetic variants that have emerged since. Without a doubt, this patent-free zone contributed to the speed at which the scientific community was able to respond to this global threat.

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WHO: 'Single biggest health threat facing humanity'

The World Health Organization, in a new special report, is calling for governments and policymakers to "act with urgency" on the climate and health crises. The report describes climate change as the "single biggest health threat facing humanity," and outlines 10 recommended climate and health actions along with the research in support of why each action is beneficial.

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Obsidian 'spirit mirror' used by Elizabeth I's adviser has Aztec origins

An obsidian "spirit mirror" used by a confidant of Queen Elizabeth I is actually a product of the Aztec culture, according to new research. An analysis of the obsidian mirror, made from volcanic glass, and three other similar objects at the British Museum revealed their Mexican origins.

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Four takeaways from Facebook whistleblower's complaints

Facebook's week is off to a tumultuous start. On Monday, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down for about six hours. On Tuesday, Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower, testified before a Senate subcommittee, following the release of thousands of pages of internal research and documents.

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Dr. Francis Collins to step down as head of NIH

Dr. Francis Collins, the folksy, guitar-playing director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is planning to step down Tuesday as head of the gigantic research agency and return to his previous job as the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Washington Post and Politico reported Monday night.

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Whistleblower: Facebook will lose money if they fix algorithm. And they know it

The identity of the Facebook whistleblower who released tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents was revealed on "60 Minutes." CNN's Brian Stelter reports Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager who worked on civic integrity issues at the company, says the documents show the company knows its platforms are used to spread hate, violence and misinformation, and that they tried to hide that evidence. Facebook has aggressively pushed back against the reports.

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