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Paleoclimatologist uncovers ancient climate feedback loop that accelerated effects of Earth's last warming episode

Paleoclimatologist uncovers ancient climate feedback loop that accelerated effects of Earth’s last warming episode

A sample of ice that once held methane gas. Credit: WUSEL007⁠—own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikipedia Against the backdrop of a rapidly warming planet, the need to better understand the nature and long-term impact of positive climatic feedback loops—processes that accelerate the effects of warming—becomes critically important. One way to assess the role and …

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Monkeypox outbreaks: Here's everything you need to know

Monkeypox may have undergone ‘accelerated evolution,’ scientists say

The monkeypox virus has mutated at a far faster rate than would normally be expected and likely underwent a period of “accelerated evolution,”a new study suggests. The virus, which has infected more than 3,500 people in 48 countries since its detection outside Africa in May, may be more infectious due to dozens of new mutations. …

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The Monkeypox Virus May Be Exhibiting ‘Accelerated Evolution’

The Monkeypox Virus May Be Exhibiting ‘Accelerated Evolution’

The monkeypox outbreak that health authorities first noticed in Europe back in May is getting worse. According to the World Health Organization’s latest report, there are over 2,100 confirmed cases, and at least one person has died. Now geneticists finally have enough data to begin getting a handle on how exactly the outbreak started—and where …

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Monkeypox has mutated at an unprecedented rate with “accelerated evolution”

Researchers investigating the genetic make-up of the monkeypox virus have said the virus appears to have mutated far, far more than would normally be expected. The work has been outlined in a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. As part of the study, Portuguese researchers collected 15 monkeypox virus sequences in total—mostly from …

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