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World / Science & Health Feb 19, 2019

'Killer T cells' raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people ...

Test of cleaning space junk harpoons target

World / Science & Health Feb 16, 2019

Test of cleaning space junk harpoons target

A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. The British-led experiment is part of an effort to clean up debris in orbit. The University of Surrey's Guglielmo Aglietti said Friday that the steel-tipped harpoon scored a ...

Narcissus fresco discovered in Pompeii atrium

World / Science & Health Feb 15, 2019

Narcissus fresco discovered in Pompeii atrium

Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. The discovery, announced Thursday, is in the atrium of a house where a fresco was found late last year depicting a ...

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