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‘Microorganism’ is a misnomer when it comes to centimetre-long Thiomargarita magnifica.

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 evolution during persistent cases provides insight into the origins of Omicron and other global variants. What can scientists do with this knowledge?


The European Gaia mission’s ever-improving catalogue has become astronomers’ standard reference for the Galaxy.


Words in the languages of the Iban and Dusun people are the tip-off that a tree given a single scientific name is actually two species.


Rolling up an ancient river delta in Jezero Crater, the rover starts crucial rock sampling.

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The nervous and immune systems are tightly intertwined. Deciphering their chatter might help address many brain disorders and diseases.

The urban centres are the first to be discovered in the region, challenging archaeological dogma.

Scientists are trying to understand why the virus, a less lethal relative of smallpox, has cropped up in so many populations around the world.


Huge collection of genomes charts how hunter-gatherers turned into some of the world’s first farmers in Turkey.


The world’s most powerful rocket will make a trip around the Moon in 2022 — a step towards landing people there in 2025, and part of the US Artemis programme.