Science News Roundup: Tortoise and its egg found in latest Pompeii discovery; Climate tech firm to launch scaled-up plant sucking CO2 from air andmore

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Epstein-Barr may play a role in some long COVID; coronavirus can impair blood sugar processing by organs The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19.


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Science News Roundup: Tortoise and its egg found in latest Pompeii discovery; Climate tech firm to launch scaled-up plant sucking CO2 from air andmore
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Following is a summary of current science news briefs.

Epstein-Barr may play a role in some long COVID; coronavirus can impair blood sugar processing by organs

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Epstein-Barr virus may play role in some long COVID cases

Tortoise and its egg found in latest Pompeii discovery

The remains of a tortoise and its egg have been unearthed by archaeologists in Pompeii, the Roman city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The animal was found hidden under the clay floor of a storehouse and probably died before Vesuvius erupted.

Climate tech firm to launch scaled-up plant sucking CO2 from air

Construction is due to begin on Wednesday on what could become the world's biggest plant to capture carbon dioxide from the air and deposit it underground, the company behind the nascent green technology said. Swiss start-up Climeworks AG said its second large-scale direct air capture (DAC) plant will be built in Iceland in 18-24 months, and have capacity to suck 36,000 tonnes of CO2 per year from the air.

Meet the 'zombie star' that survived a supernova blast

Astronomers have observed in a relatively nearby galaxy a star that not only survived what ordinarily should have been certain death - a stellar explosion called a supernova - but emerged from it brighter than before the blast. Meet the "zombie star."

(With inputs from agencies.)

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