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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:27 PM ET

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Diarrhea is first sign of illness for some COVID-19 patients -- Rachael Rettner -- Some patients with COVID-19 experience gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly diarrhea, as the first sign of illness.

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Coronavirus death rate may be lower than previously thought -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- The death rate from COVID-19 is likely around 0.66%, if counting the mild or asymptomatic cases, according to a new study

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Why are young, healthy people dying from COVID-19? Genes may reveal the answer. -- Nicoletta Lanese -- Some people may be susceptible to severe infection due to differences in their genetic code.

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Antarctica's Denman Glacier is sinking into the world's deepest canyon -- Brandon Specktor -- Antarctica's Denman Glacier is falling into the world's largest land canyon.

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Is 6 feet enough space for social distancing? -- Rafi Letzter

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Coronavirus testing is ramping up. Here are the new tests and how they work. -- Stephanie Pappas -- New tests for coronavirus are coming out. Here are the differences between them.

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Stratolaunch to launch hypersonic vehicles from world's biggest airplane

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Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia -- The hippo horde now numbers 80 animals or more.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates

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Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 16: Mysterious Aliens -- Are we alone in the universe?

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What is epidemiology? -- Learn how these disease detectives save lives by studying and preventing the spread of the worst bugs and diseases.

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Stuck at home? Take a tour through Disney's (empty) Star Wars, Pandora and space-age parks -- Chelsea Gohd -- From the comfort and safety of your own home, you can now explore Walt Disney World all by yourself.

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20 sci-fi movies and TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now -- Scott Snowden -- Sit out the coronavirus storm safely on your sofa and soak up some sci-fi at the same time.

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Coronavirus pandemic's global impact seen from space in chilling satellite images -- Hanneke Weitering -- The global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is so intense that it's visible from space.

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Chaco Canyon's famous 'tree of life' might have just been a bench -- Tom Metcalfe -- New research reveals that the "Plaza Tree of Pueblo Bonito," once thought to be a living "tree of life," may have been just a big, dead tree that came from somewhere else.

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Ancient cultic area for warrior-god uncovered in Iraq -- Owen Jarus -- A 5,000-year-old cultic area dedicated to a Mesopotamian warrior god has been discovered in an ancient city in Iraq.

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'Warrior' dinosaur with nasty gouge mark on claw uncovered in New Mexico -- Laura Geggel -- It's possible this feathered hypercarnivore hunted like a cheetah.

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Frogs' skulls are more bizarre (and beautiful) than you ever imagined -- Mindy Weisberger -- Remarkable images capture a wide range of spikes, spines, bumps and pits in the skulls of frogs.

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Coronavirus could be catastrophic for great apes, experts warn -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- Even mild human pathogens can be dangerous for great apes.

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Elephants in China got drunk and passed out in a garden -- Mindy Weisberger -- A herd of elephants recently overindulged on corn wine in a village in China's Yunnan Province, and a photo of two tipsy pachyderms went viral.

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Why do some men have red beards, but not red hair? -- Benjamin Plackett -- It all boils down to genetics.

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Woman's transplanted 'man hands' became lighter and more feminine over time -- Mindy Weisberger -- Years after surgery, a woman's transplanted hands from a darker-skinned male donor now appear lighter and more feminine.

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Why is it so hard not to touch your face? -- Tara Santora -- People often touch their faces when they're anxious, embarrassed, stressed or even when they're feeling just fine.

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week -- LiveScience Staff -- Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

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Can you recover repressed memories? -- Isobel Whitcomb -- There's no doubt we forget things — but what about repression?

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Elon Musk says he'll have 1,200 ventilators ready to deliver this week -- Mike Wall -- SpaceX and Tesla engineers are set to make a big contribution to the coronavirus fight, just a week after Elon Musk offered to help.

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Physicists link quantum memories across the longest distance ever -- Tim Childers -- We're one step closer to having quantum internet, but wait, what is quantum internet?

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DARPA's hypersonic 'Glide Breaker' could blast missile threats out of the sky -- Elizabeth Howell -- Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop "enabling technologies" for DARPA's Glide Breaker program under a newly announced contract, which is worth up to $19.6 million.

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