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UK scientists find evidence of human-to-cat Covid transmission

Researchers in Glasgow find two cases where cats were infected by owners with coronavirus symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo cases of human-to-cat transmission of Covid-19 have been identified by researchers. Scientists from the University of Glasgow found the cases of Sars-CoV-2 transmission as part of a screening programme of the feline population in the...

Climate-friendly microbes chomp dead plants without releasing heat-trapping methane

The tree of life just got a little bigger: A team of scientists from the U.S. and China has identified an entirely new group of microbes quietly living in hot springs, geothermal systems and hydrothermal sediments around the world. The microbes appear to be playing an important role in the global carbon cycle by helping break down decaying plants without producing the greenhouse gas methane.