The disease spreads so fast and is so poorly understood that doctors and researchers are sharing their findings on Twitter and Facebook, not medical journals
They’re not full-fledged physicians, but they’ve been learning important skills that can take the pressure off credentialed M.D.s
The psychosocial repercussions of this crisis could make the tragedy even worse
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As you know, I photograph ants. Lots of them. There's good reason for this, aside from my formal training as an ant biologist. Ants and other social insects make fascinating subjects.
The Countdown, Episode 20 - Star Factory, Five New Exoplanets, Saturn Ring Rain, Planet-Naming Controversy, Missing Mars Lander Found
5) Star FactoryAbout 880 million years after the Big Bang, a huge galaxy was building new stars at an incredible pace. An international team of astronomers discovered the galaxy HFLS3 with help from 12 observatories all over the world.HFLS3 is a starburst galaxy, which means it turns gas into stars at an extremely high rate...
I didn’t make it to rounds with the rest of my team because I was occupied with another one of our patients who was being assessed by the neurology consultant to be cleared to undergo electroconvulsive therapy...
Yesterday the U.S. Senate defeated a measure that would require background checks for individuals purchasing guns. Various senators who voted against it said their constituents told them to do so—despite nationwide surveys in the past few months indicating that roughly 90 percent of the nation favors background checks...
Most of my day job involves simulating the behavior of molecules like drugs and proteins using computer models. The field is more an art than a science, partially because the systems that are being modeled are too complex and ill-understood to succumb to exact solutions...
Soon after the investigation into Monday's Boston Marathon bombings began, law enforcement urged the public to e-mail any video, images or other information that might lead them to the guilty party...
Two weeks ago, I wrote about a new study by Peter Cook and colleagues from the Pinniped Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In their study, Cook claimed that Ronan the California sea lion was the first non-human mammal to show evidence of "rhythmic entrainment," or the ability to synchronize the movements of his body with an external rhythm...
Sea cucumbers aren't all boring, trundling bags. Some of them swim -- and glow. Though I opted to focus on creatures found at greater depths in my last post, one of the creatures observed by the Deepsea Challenger expedition in the New Britain Trench at a relatively shallow 1000 meters was just such a swimming sea cucumber...
It's been over a year since I first went to Hunts Point, Bronx, since I first spoke to the people who would grow to consume most of my daily thought-stream.
This is part two of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against...
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