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Looking at Censuses Past and Future: A Talk With Andrew Whitby

Looking at Censuses Past and Future: A Talk With Andrew Whitby

3 hours ago   |   Social Science Space

The traditional census - counting all the people in a country or locale and tabulating those results - currently sits at the center of a vast web of administrative and...
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STAT Plus: CDC credits a sharp decline in C. diff infections to checklists and better antibiotic stewardship

4 hours ago   |   STAT

The rate of Americans contracting potentially fatal Clostridium difficile bacterial infections in hospitals fell between 2011 and 2017, according to a paper published Wednesday...
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Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises

4 hours ago   |   Harvard

Danielle N Poole, Daniel J Escudero, Lawrence O Gostin, David Leblang, and Elizabeth A Talbot. 2020. “ Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in complex humanitarian crises .” Int...
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UK coronavirus testing: what ministers said, and what stands scrutiny

6 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Science editor Ian Sample puts advisers' and MPs' claims to the reality test Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Over the past fortnight, ministers...
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Tech companies are stepping up in the coronavirus pandemic response. Here's how they're dedicating resources

7 hours ago   |   STAT

Tech giants are stepping up to the plate to play a part in the coronavirus pandemic response, tapping into their wide-ranging resources to help experts get a handle on the...
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NHS rules hampering coronavirus testing drive, say scientists

8 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Strict standardisation of chemical brands and suppliers said to be a factor in delays Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The introduction of mass...
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Is air-drying your hair really worse than a blow-dry?

Is air-drying your hair really worse than a blow-dry?

8 hours ago   |   Marie Claire

Science says yes. To blow-dry, or not to blow-dry. Frankly these are the big old question marks when it comes to healthy hair drying. You're probably well aware that assaulting...
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Expert reaction to latest figures on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the UK

9 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that there are now 29,474 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK, and there have been 2,352 deaths. Prof Eleanor Riley...
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Expert reaction to paper on ‘shedding' of SARS-CoV-2 virus in 9 patients with COVID-19

9 hours ago   |   Science Media Centre

A paper, published in Nature, reports on the ‘shedding' of SARS-CoV-2 virus in 9 patients with COVID-19. Prof Rosalind Smyth, Director and Professor of Child Health, UCL Great...
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What is coronavirus - and what is the mortality rate?

11 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Covid-19 essential guide: how is it different from the seasonal flu, can you pick it up from public transport and how sick will I get? Coronavirus - latest updates What are the...
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Astronaut Tim Peake to host a new series of landmark films for The One Show

Astronaut Tim Peake to host a new series of landmark films for The One Show

Astronaut Tim Peake will be hosting a new series of films for The One Show in which he will look at various topics in the field of science and technology. The first film in the... Read more ...

Does social distancing work? Coronavirus can travel 8M on droplets, expert...

Does social distancing work? Coronavirus can travel 8M on droplets, expert suggests

SOCIAL distancing measures have been introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus but an MIT researcher has suggested the virus can travel much farther than previously thought. Read more ...

Looking at Censuses Past and Future: A Talk With Andrew Whitby

Looking at Censuses Past and Future: A Talk With Andrew Whitby

The traditional census - counting all the people in a country or locale and tabulating those results - currently sits at the center of a vast web of administrative and... Read more ...

Ken Prewitt Wants to Retrofit The Social Sciences

Ken Prewitt Wants to Retrofit The Social Sciences

“In a world facing many complex, formidable problems,” Kenneth Prewitt asks, “how can the social sciences become a decisive force for human betterment?” Prewitt's piece... Read more ...

Yale's most popular class on happiness is free right now - I took it, and...

Yale's most popular class on happiness is free right now - I took it, and here are the 6 tricks that have already made me happier

Justin Maiman has been a journalist for 20 years; he writes the weekly Ginger newsletter and is the president and managing director of Cochrane Media. He recently took Yale's... Read more ...

Coronavirus shock: Pandemic lockdowns have changed how the planet SOUNDS and...

Coronavirus shock: Pandemic lockdowns have changed how the planet SOUNDS and vibrates

CORONAVIRUS lockdowns are affecting the planet itself, with seismometers across the globe witnessing a decrease in vibrations caused by human activity. Read more ...

Is air-drying your hair really worse than a blow-dry?

Is air-drying your hair really worse than a blow-dry?

Science says yes. To blow-dry, or not to blow-dry. Frankly these are the big old question marks when it comes to healthy hair drying. You're probably well aware that assaulting... Read more ...

Coronavirus test: New app could diagnose COVID-19 by just your VOICE

Coronavirus test: New app could diagnose COVID-19 by just your VOICE

SCIENTISTS are working on a device which may be able to tell if you carry the COVID-19 virus through your voice. Read more ...

Antarctica shock: Icy continent just underwent a staggering heatwave

Antarctica shock: Icy continent just underwent a staggering heatwave

ANTARCTICA has just experienced a record-breaking heatwave which saw temperatures exceed 20 degrees Celsius for the first time, scientists have noted. Read more ...

Our paper was featured on the Cover of the May 2020 issue of NeuroImage!

Our paper was featured on the Cover of the May 2020 issue of NeuroImage!

April 1, 2020Read the paper, a collaboration with Prof. Pizzagalli's group on striatal hypofunction in chronic pain, here. Read more ...