An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

On January 9, the World Health Organization notified the public of a flu-like outbreak in China: a cluster of pneumonia cases had been reported in Wuhan, possibly from vendors’ exposure to live animals at the Huanan Seafood Market. The

If you’re feeling nervous about the coronavirus, you’re not alone

If you’re feeling nervous about the coronavirus, you’re not alone

Your risk of catching the new coronavirus is probably low if you haven’t recently been to Wuhan, China (where the virus originated) or been in contact with people who were there recently. But you might still be anxious about the

Apple Co-Hosting Tonight’s Democratic Debate and Soliciting Questions Via Apple News

Apple Co-Hosting Tonight’s Democratic Debate and Soliciting Questions Via Apple News

Democratic candidates on stage in Iowa on January 14 for a debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register
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Apple is co-hosting tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire and even soliciting questions from the public

Why is ‘pettifogging’ suddenly in the news? – BBC News

Why is ‘pettifogging’ suddenly in the news? – BBC News

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is presiding over the impeachment trial

On the first day of the Trump impeachment trial, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts uttered the word “pettifogging” to

The Indian journalists fighting fake news

The Indian journalists fighting fake news

Indian journalist Bharat Nayak knows misinformation can have dangerous consequences. He’s witnessed it too often in his home state of Jharkhand, India. 

According to Bharat, “Indian society has been gravely affected by ‘fake news’, which has  contributed to a rise

How Likely Is The Worst-Case Climate Scenario?

How Likely Is The Worst-Case Climate Scenario?

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As a climate reporter, I’m not used to reporting any remotely good news on a global scale. But according to a new comment in Nature, things might be looking up a bit. This (potential) good news is super

Block Internet Explorer’s Latest Vulnerability With This Workaround

Block Internet Explorer’s Latest Vulnerability With This Workaround

Microsoft disclosed a troublesome vulnerability in Internet Explorer last week, affecting various permutations of Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 across Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10 (as well as various editions of Windows Server). The bad news is that

Can You Cancel Your Flight Because of the Coronavirus?

Can You Cancel Your Flight Because of the Coronavirus?

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As of Friday morning, the coronavirus outbreak in China has resulted in at least 26 deaths and 800 others sickened by the illness, according to local health officials. Currently, there is one confirmed case

Faked Traffic Jams, Soaring Tesla Stock, and Other Auto News

Faked Traffic Jams, Soaring Tesla Stock, and Other Auto News

For a while there, the federal government was very hands off with autonomous vehicles. But this week, the Department of Transportation made some tweaks to its vehicle design rules when it said it would allow the robotic delivery vehicle company

The Iowa Caucus Debacle Leads This Week’s Internet News Roundup

The Iowa Caucus Debacle Leads This Week’s Internet News Roundup

This last week, like many before it, was jam-packed with news. The coronavirus continued to spread; President Trump restricted New York residents from entering into trusted traveler programs; actor Kirk Douglas died; Jameela Jamil came out as