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CRISPR Virus Detection Tool Can Test You for 169 Viruses at Once
Virus Detection
CRISPR
CRISPR Virus Detection Tool Can Test You for 169 Viruses at Once
A new virus detection tool can simultaneously test more than 1,000 patients for a virus — a capability that could prove invaluable during an outbreak.

A new virus detection tool can simultaneously test more than 1,000 patients for a virus — a capability that could prove invaluable during an outbreak.

Future of Medicine
Will These Lab-Made Viruses Prevent a Pandemic?
gain of function mutation
Future of Medicine
Will These Lab-Made Viruses Prevent a Pandemic?
Previously blacklisted gain-of-function mutation experiments are back, and they’re being used to fight the next major pandemic.

Previously blacklisted gain-of-function mutation experiments are back, and they’re being used to fight the next major pandemic.

Computer Science
Crowdsourcing the Seed for Coronavirus Antiviral Medications
antiviral medications
Computer Science
Crowdsourcing the Seed for Coronavirus Antiviral Medications
Foldit players are solving a protein structure puzzle that could help kickstart coronavirus antiviral medications.

Foldit players are solving a protein structure puzzle that could help kickstart coronavirus antiviral medications.

Medical Innovations
AI Helps Scientists Discover Powerful New Antibiotic
new antibiotic
Medical Innovations
AI Helps Scientists Discover Powerful New Antibiotic
Using a computer model powered by artificial intelligence, researchers at MIT have identified several promising candidates for powerful new antibiotics.

Using a computer model powered by artificial intelligence, researchers at MIT have identified several promising candidates for powerful new antibiotics.

Dope Science
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Dope Science
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Psychedelic mushrooms, AKA magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms, are currently being researched as a treatment for depression, addiction, and more.

Psychedelic mushrooms, AKA magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms, are currently being researched as a treatment for depression, addiction, and more.

Seachange
Ship’s Logbooks Are the First Records of Climate Change Data
Ship’s Logbooks Are the First Records of Climate Change Data
Seachange
Ship’s Logbooks Are the First Records of Climate Change Data
With the weather and ice data from old ship’s logs, Dr. Kevin Wood realized it was possible to reconstruct the history of sea ice in the Arctic to better understand climate change.

With the weather and ice data from old ship’s logs, Dr. Kevin Wood realized it was possible to reconstruct the history of sea ice in the Arctic to better understand climate change.

The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
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The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
For some, not knowing their biological family can feel like a part of them is missing. The Search Squad is helping them for free.
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These people are meeting biological relatives for the first time, thanks to a group of volunteers. The Search Squad group on Facebook has around 100 volunteer “search angels” who scour birth records and websites to find the birth relatives of adoptees. Many people who were adopted as children would like to meet their birth relatives, but it can often be an extremely expensive and time-consuming process. Search Squad, on...

On the Fringe
Could Freezing Your Body Offer a Chance at Immortality?
freezing your body
On the Fringe
Could Freezing Your Body Offer a Chance at Immortality?
In a lab in Arizona, dozens of bodies sit preserved at 320 degrees below zero. They each paid $200,000 to be frozen...
By Blake Snow

In a lab in Arizona, dozens of bodies sit preserved at 320 degrees below zero. They each paid $200,000 to be frozen on the hope that, one day, medicine will advance far enough to once again bring them back from the dead.

Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
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Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
Sending texts and using apps without the internet isn’t magic. It’s very real. And it could be a game-changer for those that need it most. Here’s why…
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Millions of mobile users are coming online across the developing world. And yet, in many places, internet service remains slow and data can be expensive. The FireChat app is working to solve this problem. Users can create small, peer-to-peer networks within 200 feet of each other, and the more individuals on the network, the better it becomes. While traditional cell networks are slowed down and interrupted by overuse,...