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You don’t need to worry about spreading the coronavirus with cash

Marilyn Roberts, University of Washington Some people worry that cash may be spreading the coronavirus. Earlier this year, both China and South Korea began sterilizing their...

Your blood type may influence your vulnerability to norovirus, the winter...

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University In the last few months, schools all over the country have closed because of outbreaks of norovirus. Also known as...

A tick detective wants to understand what drives tick abundance

David Allen, Middlebury The Abstract features interesting research and the people behind it. David Allen is an assistant professor in biology at Middlebury College who studies...

Bacteria live on our eyeballs — and understanding their role could...

Tony St. Leger, University of Pittsburgh You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes...

Why it’s so difficult for scientists to predict the next outbreak...

C. Brandon Ogbunu, Brown University; Randall Harp, University of Vermont, and Samuel V. Scarpino, Northeastern University A two-year-old boy in rural Guinea died of Ebola...

2015, the year the was: health and medicine

Jessie Schanzle, The Conversation As we eye a brand new year, it’s good to look back and see what stories 2015 brought us. Here is...

Sex education at school means students have sex safer and later

Wendy MacDowall, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Lessons at school have become the most common source of information about sexual matters for young...

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Germany’s green energy gamble could really use some vorsprung durch technik

By Thomas Sattich, Universität Bremen Remember the big, somewhat bulky Mercedes Benz cars of the early 1990s? State-of-the-art at that time, they left their competitors...