After society gradually begins to return to “normal” and the most pertinent threats of this virus are neutralized, there will likely be many individuals seeking treatments for mental health disorders which either arose or worsened during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A 2020 Sick Day: COVID-19, the Flu, or the Common Cold?
So, what are the differences between influenza, COVID-19, and the seasonal Common Cold? What are the similarities?
Explaining CRISPR: The Genetic Scissors that Won the Nobel Prize
While modifying the genes within cells used to be a difficult, time-intensive task, the CRISPR genetic scissors make it possible to change the DNA of animals, plants, and microorganisms with acute precision over a much shorter time period.
Gait Sensing Smartphone Technology Shows Promise in Reducing Alcohol-Related Incidents on College Campuses
Fortunately, scientists are working on a new way to determine intoxication: by looking at gait, or the way you walk.
What impact does climate change have on the California fires?
With the increasing number and frequency of these natural calamities, we’re faced with two critical questions: how does climate change impact these catastrophes and how much of that impact is driven by humans?
The Sunshine Vitamin
If there was a clear way to improve health with no medical costs, would you take it? Using vitamin D, through sunlight, the human body can do just that at no charge.
Fighting Online Propaganda with Language Processing
A rising percentage of Americans now obtain their news online through news outlets and social media. This means that efficient as it is to inform an audience, it is equally efficient for an unreliable source to misinform, mislead, and enflame.
Diffbot AI Knows Everything on the Internet
Is it possible to engineer a program to remember the whole internet? That’s exactly what the startup Diffbot is trying to achieve. Diffbot is a company that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) in order to extract as much data from the internet as possible. AI is the computational simulation of human intelligence and is responsible for inventions such as Amazon Alexa and self-driving cars.
Climate Change, Zoonosis, and Epidemic outbreaks: Disease Outbreaks as the New Normal
Zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases that exist naturally in an animal population and mutate to become viable in the human population upon close contact, have been the cause of history’s most impactful pandemics.
Let’s end the negative rhetoric surrounding GMOs
Often depicted as “Frankenfoods”—monstrous mutant meals cooked up in a laboratory—genetically modified organisms (GMOs) get a pretty bad rap. And unnecessarily so.