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In late March, Josh Morrison was sitting in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York, feeling miserable. Work had slowed down at the nonprofit he runs, which advocates for living organ donors, and he was worried about his parents and whether they were following the guidelines to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. He’d been planning…

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It isn’t clear yet how this will translate into actionable health or behavioral data. MIT suggests one day it might help healthcare professionals understand elderly individuals’ ability to perform various activities of daily living and advise healthy habits.“This system uses passive sensing data, and does not require people to change the way they live,” says…

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The crash rate would only drop further if cars prioritized safety over rider preference, the IIHS said, and that could frustrate people used to weaving around cars during their daily commute. They might drive more slowly than humans would when there’s low visibility or an abundance of foot traffic, for example.It’s still early days for…

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A cow looking for food in Kansas on July 8, 1936. Photo: APIt feels like the 1930s all over again. We’re facing an economic depression and there’s a push for New Deal-style policies to recover from it. And according to a new study, we’ve also dramatically increased the likelihood of seeing the kinds of record-breaking…

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As the United States sees its second week of large-scale protests against police brutality, it’s painfully clear that the country’s racial divide requires significant short- and long-term action. But most of these calls for change gloss over the role Silicon Valley can and should play in mending the racial divide. Right now, activists are rightfully…

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Early in the morning, the day after Mardi Gras in New Orleans—an explosion of humanity unimaginable today, though it was only two months ago—a FedEx truck pulled up to a loading dock at Tulane University. Two people stood waiting. The driver pulled a cardboard box out from among the orders of shoes and toilet paper,…

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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump continued Tuesday to make false and baseless claims about hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly promoted and now says he is himself taking…

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A woman on taking the Paris Métro in France.Image: Getty ImagesUsing the internet to diagnose your latest health concern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, not all that effective. A new study from scientists in Australia tested more than two dozen so-called symptom checker apps and found that they correctly diagnosed a hypothetical person’s illness barely over one-third…

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The Oura Ring may be able to detect covid-19 symptoms before wearers notice them.Photo: WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience InstituteNo wearable device, whether it’s a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or smart ring, is currently capable of diagnosing covid-19. That’s it, full stop. Plenty of headlines have described how wearables companies are teaming up with medical researchers to see…

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Photo: GettyBumblebees need pollen from flowers to survive. But increasingly, the creatures are waking up earlier in the year when flowers have not yet bloomed due to the climate crisis. Nature appears to be finding a way, though. According to research published in Science on Thursday, bees have developed a way to force plants to…