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Pfizer / BioNTech’s delayed 2nd shot boosts antibodies in the elderly. COVID-19 obesity risk higher in men

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Delaying the second Pfizer / BioNTech dose increases antibodies in the elderly

China completes landing of historic Mars spacecraft

An unscrewed Chinese spaceship landed successfully on the surface of Mars on Saturday, the state news agency Xinhua reported. This made China the second space nation to land on the Red Planet after the USA. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site in a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time,” Xinhua said.

Explainer: What is the science behind the new US mask tour?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks outdoors and are not allowed to wear them indoors in most locations. The following are some of the latest scientific evidence that the CDC and Director Rochelle Walensky relied on in their updated guidelines, including the vaccine’s effectiveness against virus variants, increased availability, and a reduction in cases:

New crested dinosaur species identified in Mexico

A team of paleontologists in Mexico identified a new species of dinosaur after finding its 72-million-year-old fossilized remains nearly a decade ago, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said Thursday. The new species, named Tlatolophus galorum, was identified as a crested dinosaur after 80% of its skull was recovered so that experts could compare it to other dinosaurs of that type, INAH said.

China completes landing of historic Mars spacecraft

An unscrewed Chinese spaceship landed successfully on the surface of Mars on Saturday, the state news agency Xinhua reported. This made China the second space nation to land on the Red Planet after the USA. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site in a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time,” Xinhua said.

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