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U.S. Firefighters Die in Plane Crash While Battling Australian Fires

Three American firefighters died in a plane crash while battling Australia’s bushfires in the state of New South Wales on Thursday, according to...

Would the Coronavirus Quarantine of Wuhan Even Work?

It’s almost impossible to shut down a megacity. And even if you do, people (and their germs) would find a way out.

Microsoft Discloses It Left Over 250 Million Customer Support Records Exposed on Servers

Microsoft inadvertently left hundreds of millions of customer service and support requests exposed on several servers without password protection from Dec. 5 to Dec....

People Can Now Vote Online in a U.S. Election and Everyone Is A Little...

For the first time in U.S. history, an election conducted by smartphone is underway. The race, a board of supervisors election in King County,...

The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity 

A new report calls for safeguards to reduce the dangers posed by misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation.

Poor mental health ‘both cause and effect’ of school exclusion

Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor...

This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them

If robots are to help out in places like hospitals and phone repair shops, they’re going to need a light touch. And what’s lighter...

The 737 MAX Delay Is Just One of Boeing’s Many Problems

Issues inside the company aren't limited to its commercial airliner business—even the space and defense divisions are suffering. 

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system...

Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally

Scientists have uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup. As a result,...

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Experts Can’t Agree If the Wuhan Virus Is a Global Crisis

As the death toll and infection numbers climb, international health officials struggle to make sense of sparse data on the coronavirus from China.