Category: Science and Society

What Will the World Be Like After Coronavirus? Four Possible Futures Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now? I lie awake at night wondering what the future holds for my loved ones. My vulnerable …

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Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing New cases daily for COVID-19 in world and top countries. Chris55 /wikipedia, CC BY-SA Suppose we wanted to estimate how many car owners there are in the …

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Six unknown factors in coronavirus models and how they could affect predictions EamesBot/Shutterstock Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, researchers have scrambled to develop and share models which can predict how the virus will spread. This is inherently tricky, as …

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Pop-Up Coronavirus Labs and a 5-Minute Test Take Aim at the Testing Void Two and a half months after the first confirmed novel coronavirus case in the US, the virus has invaded the country’s east and west coasts and is …

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Is racism and bigotry in our DNA? BLACKDAY/Shutterstock Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? …

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The Mars Helicopter is riding to the Red Planet this summer with NASA’s Perseverance rover. The helicopter’s chief engineer, Bob Balaram, shares the saga of how it came into being. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-062&rn=news.xml&rst=7629

The NASA mission will identify planets with large orbits, similar to our solar system’s far-flung giants, Uranus and Neptune. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2020-061&rn=news.xml&rst=7628

Robots to the Rescue: How They Can Help During Coronavirus (and Future Pandemics) As the coronavirus pandemic forces people to keep their distance, could this be robots‘ time to shine? A group of scientists think so, and they’re calling for …

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Social distancing and exercise: are active video games the solution? Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure. Nintendo The social distancing measures and self-isolation initiated by the coronavirus pandemic has left people looking for new ways to exercise at home. Could active video …

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Hot curries, potato cheddar and muddy beetroot – some super surprising facts about your food Get in there… Halfpoint/Shutterstock Spending a lot more time in your house doesn’t have to make you any less curious about the world around you. …

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