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How a Colorado Campus Became a Pandemic Laboratory

C.M.U. is also looking ahead, brainstorming about how they could adapt Scout for the fall, when many students will be vaccinated, and whether they can use their new tools to slow the spread of other infectious diseases, like flu....

Turkey eases COVID-19 restrictions but keeps many curfews

The Daily BeastThese Start-Ups Could Make Abortion One Click AwaymychoixIn California right now, you can get an abortion without speaking to a single other human being. You log onto a website—mychoix.co—put in your health information, answer some questions, and...

The U.S.’s first open-air genetically modified mosquitoes have taken flight

The first genetically modified mosquitoes that will be allowed to fly free outdoors in the United States have started reaching the age for mating in the Florida Keys. In a test of the biotech company Oxitec’s GM male mosquitoes for...

Elephants are dying in droves in Botswana. Scientists don’t know why

Die-offs of African elephants have once again erupted in Botswana. In just the first three months of 2021, 39 have succumbed. The mysterious deaths occurred in the Moremi Game Reserve, in the northern part of the country, nearly 100 kilometers...

“When temperatures do odd things…”: How this map reveals a warning for the climate

No matter how you display it, for decades climate data has conveyed the clear and consistent trend of a rapidly warming Earth. But how a climate scientist chooses to visualize that data can really help to communicate vital clues...

A study of Earth’s crust hints that supernovas aren’t gold mines

A smattering of plutonium atoms embedded in Earth’s crust are helping to resolve the origins of nature’s heaviest elements. Scientists had long suspected that elements such as gold, silver and plutonium are born during supernovas, when stars explode. But typical...

C.D.C confirms more cases of rare blood clot disorder linked to J.&J. vaccine

Federal health officials have now confirmed 28 cases, including six in men, of a rare blood clotting disorder in adults who have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, the deputy director of the immunization safety office...

Advance may enable “2D” transistors for tinier microchip components

Moore’s Law, the famous prediction that the number of transistors that can be packed onto a microchip...

Brain implants turn imagined handwriting into text on a screen

Electrodes in a paralyzed man’s brain turned his imagined handwriting into words typed on a screen. The translation from brain to text may ultimately point to ways to help people with disabilities like paralysis communicate using just their thoughts. A...

Small bribes may help people build healthy handwashing habits

Good habits are hard to adopt. But a little bribery can go a long way. That’s the finding from an experiment in India that used rewards to get villagers hooked on routine handwashing. While tying rewards to desired behaviors has...
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How a Colorado Campus Became a Pandemic Laboratory

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