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This Week In Science!

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Third Planet Discovered Orbiting Sun’s Nearest Neighbor, And It’s Tiny

Proxima d has just a quarter of the Earth’s mass.

Proxima d takes just five days to orbit its star, Proxima.

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Chimps Seen Applying Smushed Bugs To Wounds As Possible Medicine

This could be the first time chimps have been observed using animal matter to heal.

It’s not the first time our close relatives have gotten creative with “medicine”.

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Nuclear Fusion Reactor Sets Landmark Energy Record Using Tritium Fuel

These are the first fusion experiments conducted using tritium since 1997.

The energy was released as neutrons, with an average power output of 11 megawatts.

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Ancient Child's Tooth Shows Humans Were In Europe 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

It was discovered at a cave known as Grotte Mandrin in southern France’s Rhône Valley.

The place where it was found was once inhabited by Homo sapiens and Neanderthals.

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Strange "Cryptic Lineages" Of Coronavirus Lurk In New York's Sewers

These SARS-CoV-2 lineages have never been documented in humans.

Scientists are wondering how they sprang up, not least in the sewers of NYC.

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What's It Like For Scientists Consulting On Blockbuster Movies? We Asked One

We spoke to Dr Amy Mainzer, who worked on Don’t Look Up.

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