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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Here’s the truth about the new swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’

Here’s the truth about the new swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’

A new strain of influenza has sent social media into a bit of an apocalyptic panic.  Getty/China Photos The coronavirus pandemic isn't even close to being over and, if you read the latest headlines, there's a potential new pandemic right around the corner. This one's caused by influenza -- the virus that causes the "flu" --…
Here’s every place we’ve landed or crashed robots on Mars

Here’s every place we’ve landed or crashed robots on Mars

The Mars 2020 rover is set to make its way to the Red Planet in 2020.  NASA/JPL-Caltech Both NASA and China's space agency hope to launch new rovers for Mars in the coming weeks, and if they make it they'll become the 9th and 10th craft to successfully land on the surface of our planetary…
Here’s How The Pandemic Is Changing America’s Plans For Its Newest Spaceship

Here’s How The Pandemic Is Changing America’s Plans For Its Newest...

Two astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a new capsule built by the company SpaceX. SpaceX hide caption toggle caption SpaceX Two astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a new capsule built by the company SpaceX. SpaceX This week, NASA and the commercial company SpaceX are set to launch…
Here’s your chance to design a NASA payload for a mini moon rover

Here’s your chance to design a NASA payload for a mini...

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This NASA illustration shows what the small moon rovers might look like. NASA Here's your chance to make a mark on the moon. You have the space of a bar of soap to work with. What will you send to our lunar neighbor?NASA issued a call on Thursday asking for ideas for miniaturized payloads to…
Here’s what you can do when you’re in lockdown, quarantine or shelter in place

Here’s what you can do when you’re in lockdown, quarantine or...

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The state and regional coronavirus guidelines are designed to keep public spaces empty and help residents self-isolate. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Millions of people around the world have been urged or mandated to self-quarantine at home as nonessential businesses close. The move to lock…
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…

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