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Scientists at Pfizer's research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

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How Pfizer developed a COVID pill in record time

Pfizer researchers looking for a drug to treat SARS found clues that gave the company a head start in its quest for a pill to treat COVID-19, including the omicron variant.

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The Oregon-born wolf known as OR93 near Yosemite, Calif. in February 2021. The wolf thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California, but was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle. California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP hide caption

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A famously far-ranging gray wolf is found dead in Southern California

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Scientists at Pfizer's research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

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How Pfizer developed a COVID pill in record time

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Carolyn DeFord is pictured with her daughter and mother, Leona Kinsey, in La Grande, Ore., in their last photograph together before Kinsey disappeared in October 1999. Carolyn DeFord hide caption

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Her mother went missing 22 years ago. Now she finds comfort in the past and future

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That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos Chris Zabriskie
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The planet-hunting telescope TESS depicted in front of a lava world orbiting a small red star. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center hide caption

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Astronomers find a new planet that's mostly made of iron

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