Contact tracing is a critical tool for containing a disease outbreak. For COVID-19, it’s also a key part of plans like the World Health Organization’s guidelines for easing distancing restrictions. So what is contact tracing and how does it work? Continue reading What Is Contact Tracing?
Daily Archives: April 21, 2020
This photo confirms that your tongue is basically a microbe party
The human tongue is an essential component of our daily lives. After all, we wouldn’t be able to eat, taste, talk, sip, swallow, or even spit with the same level of precision as we do now without this organ. Despite this, our mouth’s main muscle remains somewhat of a mystery to scientists. Only recently have researchers begun to understand that there’s a whole ecosystem of bacteria—known as a microbiome—that call our mouths home. Now, researchers have been able to photograph this teeming microscopic community in more detail than ever before.
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The US is finally catching up on COVID-19 testing—but it’s not nearly enough
The US now has more than 787,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China, in December and now spreading on every continent save for Antarctica. Continue reading The US is finally catching up on COVID-19 testing—but it’s not nearly enough
THE U-BOAT WORX NEMO IS WORLD’S LIGHTEST PERSONAL SUBMARINE
The only way the NEMO personal submarine could be any more intriguing is if it flew through the air as well. But as cool and futuristic as it looks, this two-person tiny submersible is still confined to underwater use. Then again, for anyone who can afford it, that’s more than enough. Continue reading THE U-BOAT WORX NEMO IS WORLD’S LIGHTEST PERSONAL SUBMARINE
HBO Max’s First Looney Tunes Cartoons Trailer Revels in Modern Day Lunacy
It’s not quite Space Jam, but it’s something. Continue reading HBO Max’s First Looney Tunes Cartoons Trailer Revels in Modern Day Lunacy