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The satellite virus MiniFlayer (purple) infects cells by attaching itself to the neck of its helper virus, MindFlayer (gray). Tagide deCarvalho

Vampire viruses prey on other viruses to replicate themselves − and may hold the key to new antiviral therapies

Researchers discovered a satellite virus latching onto the neck of another virus called MindFlayer. Studying the viral arms race between similar viruses could lead to new ways to fight infections.
Casal de troupials venezuelanos. Tanto o macho como a fêmea são especialmente coloridos e ambos cantam. Karan Odom, CC BY-ND. Paul Balfe/Flickr

Estudos sobre canto de aves mostram que diversidade melhora Ciência

Durante décadas, os cientistas acreditaram que somente os pássaros machos cantavam. Então, as mulheres entraram em campo e mostraram o que seus antecessores não haviam percebido.
La humedad del verano puede cambiar el comportamiento de su pelo. ¿Cuál es la explicación científica? Tim Robberts/Stone via Getty Images

¿Por qué se riza el pelo en verano?

Un químico explica cómo la estructura de los folículos pilosos, el código genético y factores ambientales como la humedad influyen en el comportamiento diario del cabello.
Lewis Wickes Hine, ‘A little spinner in a Georgia Cotton Mill, 1909.’ Gelatin silver print, 5 x 7 in. The Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (P545)

The US has a child labor problem – recalling an embarrassing past that Americans may think they’ve left behind

While Lewis Hine’s early-20th century photographs of working children compelled Congress to limit or ban child labor, the US Department of Labor is now under fire for failing to enforce these laws.

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