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H1N1 Was The Last Pandemic. Here’s Why COVID-19 Isn’t Yet In That Category

H1N1 Was The Last Pandemic. Here’s Why COVID-19 Isn’t Yet In...

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During the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, then President Barack Obama was vaccinated by a White House nurse. It took a little more than five months from the discovery of the virus to develop a vaccine. Pete Souza/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption toggle caption Pete Souza/ASSOCIATED PRESS During the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, then President Barack Obama…
Coronavirus: Here’s the sheer scale of efforts to slow its spread

Coronavirus: Here’s the sheer scale of efforts to slow its spread

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The new coronavirus has spread to multiple continents. Getty Fears of a global pandemic are rising as a new, deadly coronavirus spreads across China and beyond the country's borders. There's now a global effort under way to slow its spread as scientists work to understand and treat the contagious illness. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), also known…
Here’s how to track the coronavirus spread

Here’s how to track the coronavirus spread

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You can track the spread of coronavirus with an online dashboard. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET With the deadly coronavirus spreading across the globe, an online dashboard can help you keep up with the news. The Center for Systems Science and Engineering has built a tool pulling in data from the World Health Organisation, as well…
Here’s what your phone will look like in a million years

Here’s what your phone will look like in a million years

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For the "The Wall of Us," laptops, keyboards, drives, phones, circuits and other electronic waste clings to and climbs up the wall to create a sense of what we use and throw out. Nathaniel Stern Nathaniel Stern has spent the last few years torturing consumer electronics. Burning them. Freezing them. Smashing them. He's not a…
Here’s Why You Really Need A Flu Shot

Here’s Why You Really Need A Flu Shot

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It's still pretty early in the flu season, but some states, including Texas and North Carolina, are already reporting the first influenza deaths, including at least 10 children. Most kids each year who die from the flu had not been vaccinated. SDI Productions/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption SDI Productions/Getty Images It's still pretty early…
Do You Really Need A Flu Shot? Here’s How To Decide

Do You Really Need A Flu Shot? Here’s How To Decide

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It's still pretty early in the flu season, but some states, including Texas and North Carolina, are already reporting the first influenza deaths, including at least 10 children. Most kids each year who die from the flu had not been vaccinated. SDI Productions/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption SDI Productions/Getty Images It's still pretty early…
Here’s what Christmas looks like under a microscope

Here’s what Christmas looks like under a microscope

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The world's tiniest gingerbread house has been created at McMaster University.  Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy/McMaster University If you run out of frosting and ginger during this season's cooking session, you can always use a focused ion beam microscope to etch out your gingerbread house with a sandblaster-like beam of charged gallium ions. That's what…
Here’s To Grown-Up Siblings And The Ties That Bind

Here’s To Grown-Up Siblings And The Ties That Bind

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We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as children; our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption toggle caption Katherine Streeter for NPR We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as…
Here’s a photo of the United States military pet that assisted remove the ISIS leader in Syria

Here’s a photo of the United States military pet that assisted...

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President Donald Trump on Monday released a picture of the "wonderful dog" that took part on the raid against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Military officials did not comment on the dog's actions during the raid, but Trump gave some insight on its mission during a press conference on Sunday.  Several military officials said the…
Here’s why the creator of a cherished efficiency app is refocusing his start-up incubator on health from expert system

Here’s why the creator of a cherished efficiency app is refocusing...

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All Turtles, an incubator launched and run by Evernote cofounder Phil Libin, has shifted its focus. Libin launched it with the idea that it would foster applications and products based on artificial intelligence. Now, All Turtles' focus is on developing products that help improve the health of individuals or workplaces. Libin still thinks AI will…

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