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This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Portable Ultrasound Machine
Future of Medicine
This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.
May 24, 2020

Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.

Public Health
Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends Now?
Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends yet
Public Health
Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends Now?
As more states ease up on lockdown restrictions, many of us are asking: is it safe to hang out with friends now? Here's everything you need to know.
May 24, 2020

As more states ease up on lockdown restrictions, many of us are asking: is it safe to hang out with friends now? Here's everything you need to know.

Public Health
Children and Seniors to Join Oxford’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
Public Health
Children and Seniors to Join Oxford’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
Oxford University is enrolling people older than 70 and children between the ages of 5 and 12 in a Phase 2 coronavirus vaccine trial.
May 23, 2020

Oxford University is enrolling people older than 70 and children between the ages of 5 and 12 in a Phase 2 coronavirus vaccine trial.

Writing History
The Pandemic Time Capsule: Make Your Story a Part of History
pandemic time capsule
Writing History
The Pandemic Time Capsule: Make Your Story a Part of History
The novel coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Submit your story to a pandemic time capsule to help mark history.
May 23, 2020

The novel coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Submit your story to a pandemic time capsule to help mark history.

Public Health
Relaunching the NBA, Repairing Medical Devices, and More COVID-19 Updates
coronavirus news
Public Health
Relaunching the NBA, Repairing Medical Devices, and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 22, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

Virology
Bats Are Not The Enemy
bat-borne viruses
Virology
Bats Are Not The Enemy
Researchers are developing options from the domestic to the deific to allow humans and bats to live together in...
May 22, 2020

Researchers are developing options from the domestic to the deific to allow humans and bats to live together in harmony while reducing the risk of viral disease.

Planet Earth
NASA App Asks Players to Help Map Our Oceans
citizen science
Planet Earth
NASA App Asks Players to Help Map Our Oceans
While social distancing, volunteer data collectors can contribute to research by helping map oceans with NASA's citizen science app.
May 21, 2020

While social distancing, volunteer data collectors can contribute to research by helping map oceans with NASA's citizen science app.

Public Health
Virus-Repellent Coating Could Help End the PPE Shortage
PPE shortage
Public Health
Virus-Repellent Coating Could Help End the PPE Shortage
Researchers have created a virus-repellent coating for fabric that could help end the PPE shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 21, 2020

Researchers have created a virus-repellent coating for fabric that could help end the PPE shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Questions on COVID-19

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Progress Report
Progress Report
Progress Report
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. That’s why we’re launching a brand new series, Progress Report, designed to shine a light on bold solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. That’s why we’re launching a brand new series, Progress Report, designed to shine a light on bold solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Biohackers
Biohackers
Biohackers
Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Meet the bio-renegades who are modifying their bodies and even hijacking their own genomes in the name of discovery in our latest series, Biohackers.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Asteroids, supervolanoes, earthquakes, oh my... While the chances of these catastrophic events are low, the chance exists. Meet the people working to monitor, prepare, and even prevent the worst case scenario.

Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.