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Health May 05COVID-19 tracing apps come with privacy trade-offs
Many governments eager to reopen their societies are starting to bet on smartphone apps to help stanch the coronavirus pandemic.
Science Mar 04Hotter climate increased risk of Australia’s record fires by 30 percent
The researchers used high-resolution computer models to pinpoint how much an altered climate influences the likelihood of specific extreme wildfires, floods, droughts and heatwaves. This growing field of research is called climate change attribution. …
Health Feb 20Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite
The first public alert outside China about the novel coronavirus came on Dec. 30 from the automated HealthMap system at Boston Children's Hospital.
Science Feb 03Dog sleuths sniff out crop disease hitting U.S. citrus trees
Scientists have trained dogs to sniff out a disease that's harming citrus trees in Florida, California and Texas.
Nation Sep 193 billion fewer wild birds soar the skies than in 1970, study finds
North America's skies are lonelier and quieter.
World Mar 13Worsening environment is deadly but not hopeless, UN report says
The sixth Global Environment Outlook indicates environmental problems are making things more dangerous for people.