Science & Tech (2020)



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  • April 02, 2020
    Chris Woodward

    Epidemiologist: COVID-19 a virus for all seasons

    coronavirus (illustration)Earlier this year, President Donald Trump and other officials suggested the coronavirus might go away when warm weather arrived. But Dr. Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard University, has cast doubt on that line of thinking.

  • March 30, 2020
    Charlie Butts

    No morals, no success, no tax dollars

    stem cell researchAn organization that aims to identify policies and practices that will protect life and serve both women's health and family well-being does not think unethical research operations should be receiving tax dollars in the rush to develop a cure for the novel coronavirus.

  • March 20, 2020
    Charlie Butts

    French hospital building a bridge to America

    DNA strandThe U.S. will soon have a new facility to research various medical problems, including Down syndrome.

  • February 29, 2020
    Michael F. Haverluck

    Israel slated to unleash coronavirus vaccine in 8–10 wks.

    medical researchA group of Israeli scientists announced their plans to be the first to produce a coronavirus vaccine – as the infectious disease’s death toll tops 2,800, with more than 83,000 currently infected worldwide.

  • February 28, 2020
    Chris Woodward, Steve Jordahl

    Coronavirus – Are we overreacting?

    Coronavirus patientThe spread of what is now called the COVID-19 virus is still picking up steam across the globe. Medically speaking, one doctor says there’s no reason to panic. Economically speaking, however, might be another story.

  • February 21, 2020
    Chris Woodward

    Students rally against fossil fuels while wind turbines pile up

    wind turbines in KansasStudents who have been convinced the earth is doomed from climate change are pushing major universities to stop investing in fossil fuels.

  • February 18, 2020
    Bob Kellogg

    'Alexa … was that a condescending remark?'

    AI technology (Alexa)Seemingly mirroring George Orwell's novel "1984," researchers at a Boston university are developing technology they say will uncover "implicit bias" in the workplace and then report the guilty party.

  • February 13, 2020
    Charlie Butts

    Another shield, a safer Internet for minors

    Teen on laptopTennessee lawmakers are considering a measure to give parents more control over what their family members view on the Internet.

  • February 11, 2020
    Charlie Butts, Billy Davis

    China trying to control spread of virus...and news

    Corona virus bedChina’s heavy-handed reaction to the spreading coronavirus has gone viral, and now a human rights watchdog is following the arrest of one citizen who ran afoul of authoritarian authorities.

  • January 29, 2020
    Chris Woodward

    Local election draws national attention over new twist

    texting on smartphoneA local vote in a Washington county is getting a lot of attention because of a new twist: voting by phone.

  • January 28, 2020
    Chris Woodward

    Doc: For now, flu more dangerous for U.S.

    Coronavirus patientDon't panic: That is a physician’s advice about the coronavirus that has spread from China to other countries around the globe.

  • January 22, 2020
    Chris Woodward

    Trump blasts Davos over 50 years of doomsday

    Trump at DavosAnyone paying attention knows President Donald Trump often fails to hold back his words, and the world's elites attending the World Economic Forum this week were reminded of that fact.

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