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A healthy microbiome builds a strong immune system that could help defeat COVID-19

The microbes living in the gut are key to good health. Dr_Microbe/iStock/Getty Images Plus Ana Maldonado-Contreras, University of Massachusetts Medical School You may not know it, but you have an army of microbes living inside of you that are essential for fighting off threats, including the virus that causes COVID-19. In the past two decades scientists have learned our bodies …

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Microbes might be gatekeepers of the planet’s greatest greenhouse gas reserves

Mikhail Varentsov / shutterstock Chris Allen, Queen’s University Belfast and Niall English, University College Dublin Massive greenhouse gas reserves, frozen deep under the seabed, are alarmingly now starting to thaw. That’s according to an international team of scientists whose preliminary findings were recently reported in the Guardian. These deposits, technically called methane “gas hydrates”, are often described as “fiery ice” …

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