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    As Omicron Crests, Booster Shots Are Keeping Americans Out of Hospitals

    Extra vaccine doses were expected to lower infection rates. But the shots also seem to be preventing severe illness caused by the new variant, the C.D.C. reported. The new finding…

    Will ‘Forever Boosting’ Beat the Coronavirus?

    Everyone should get a booster shot. In the long run, though, doses every few months aren’t a viable public health strategy, scientists say. At a nursing home in Petah Tikva,…

    This Robot Looks Like a Pancake and Jumps Like a Maggot

    Researchers designed a soft, legless robot that can hop and navigate obstacle courses. Video Researchers challenged the soft robot to jump over various obstacles, including three cuboids, three triangular prisms…

    Nobel Prize in Physics Honors Work on Climate Change

    The work of Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation,” the committee said. Syukuro Manabe of Princeton…

    Breakthrough Infections and the Delta Variant: What to Know

    Scientific understanding of the coronavirus variant is changing quickly. Here’s a recap of the most important findings. Administering a Covid-19 vaccine in Moultrie, Ga., last month. The vaccines are highly…

    Can the Olympics Take the Heat?

    Science|Can the Olympics Take the Heat? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/science/olympics-squirrels-competition.html Science Times Plus: squirrel acrobats, gecko navigators, hair thieves and other natural overachievers in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter. Credit…Pauline…

    Training the Next Generation of Indigenous Data Scientists

    A new workshop explores the right of Indigenous people to govern the collection, ownership and use of their biological and cultural data. Krystal Tsosie is a genetics researcher at Vanderbilt…

    Teens Are Rarely Hospitalized With Covid, but Cases Can Be Severe

    Adolescents were hospitalized with Covid three times as often as with flu, researchers reported. Nearly one-third wound up in I.C.U.s. Experts said the findings underscore the importance of vaccinating children…

    A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer?

    Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives. Kelly Tyrrell, an ultramarathon runner in…

    Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in Young Children

    Other drug makers have begun similar trials of their Covid-19 vaccines. If they work in children younger than 12 as expected, it will be easier for the U.S. to reach…