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'It's toxic': How coronavirus conspiracies are putting strain on friendships and families https://buff.ly/3eT5w2ZVia ABC...
27/04/2020

'It's toxic': How coronavirus conspiracies are putting strain on friendships and families

https://buff.ly/3eT5w2Z

Via ABC Australia

What the first coronavirus antibody testing surveys can tell us https://buff.ly/2XZdLomvia New Scientist
26/04/2020

What the first coronavirus antibody testing surveys can tell us

https://buff.ly/2XZdLom

via New Scientist

#MEDICINEThree Ways to Make #Coronavirus Drugs in a HurryWith no time to make treatments from scratch, researchers searc...
25/04/2020

#MEDICINE

Three Ways to Make #Coronavirus Drugs in a Hurry

With no time to make treatments from scratch, researchers search for existing compounds that deflect harm

https://buff.ly/34XAeUa

via Scientific American

Brain implant lets man with paralysis move and feel with his hand https://buff.ly/2yDBoIovia New Scientist
25/04/2020

Brain implant lets man with paralysis move and feel with his hand

https://buff.ly/2yDBoIo

via New Scientist

The best material for homemade face masks may be a combination of two fabrics https://buff.ly/3aAxnSnvia Phys.org
25/04/2020

The best material for homemade face masks may be a combination of two fabrics

https://buff.ly/3aAxnSn

via Phys.org

Microwaved bamboo could be used to build super-strong skyscrapers https://buff.ly/354dl1mvia New Scientist
25/04/2020

Microwaved bamboo could be used to build super-strong skyscrapers

https://buff.ly/354dl1m

via New Scientist

#PUBLICHEALTHHow Blood Sugar Can Trigger a Deadly Immune Response in the Flu and Possibly #COVID19Glucose metabolism pla...
25/04/2020

#PUBLICHEALTH

How Blood Sugar Can Trigger a Deadly Immune Response in the Flu and Possibly #COVID19

Glucose metabolism plays a key role in the cytokine storm seen in influenza, and the link could have potential implications for novel #coronavirus infections

https://buff.ly/3cMFQU8

#SCIENCE‘Zoom fatigue’ is taxing the brain. Here's why that happens.Video calls seemed an elegant solution to remote wor...
25/04/2020

#SCIENCE

‘Zoom fatigue’ is taxing the brain. Here's why that happens.

Video calls seemed an elegant solution to remote work, but they wear on the psyche in complicated ways.

https://buff.ly/352SbAN

via National Geographic

#Coronavirus: why swathes of prisoners are being released in the world's most punitive states https://buff.ly/350c1ww
24/04/2020

#Coronavirus: why swathes of prisoners are being released in the world's most punitive states

https://buff.ly/350c1ww

Some problem-solving stuff for our #Math-loving followers:If x-x = x/x what is x?
24/04/2020

Some problem-solving stuff for our #Math-loving followers:

If

x-x = x/x

what is x?

Prisoners have to deal with extreme isolation in confinement: here's how they cope https://buff.ly/2xVEZ4rVia The Conver...
24/04/2020

Prisoners have to deal with extreme isolation in confinement:

here's how they cope

https://buff.ly/2xVEZ4r

Via The Conversation UK

While we're all fighting #COVID19, let's not forget that we're still at the mercy of these Ten #health issues  https://b...
23/04/2020

While we're all fighting #COVID19, let's not forget that we're still at the mercy of these Ten #health issues

https://buff.ly/3bJzioK

via World Health Organization (WHO)

#COVID19The Mortuary Science Professor Who Came ‘Out of Nowhere’ to Help #NYC https://buff.ly/2XX48GAvia The New York Ti...
23/04/2020

#COVID19

The Mortuary Science Professor Who Came ‘Out of Nowhere’ to Help #NYC

https://buff.ly/2XX48GA

via The New York Times

The value of lives saved by social distancing outweighs the costs#Socialdistancing means a net benefit of $5.2 trillion,...
23/04/2020

The value of lives saved by social distancing outweighs the costs

#Socialdistancing means a net benefit of $5.2 trillion, according to the analysis.

https://buff.ly/2xPMwBV

Via Ars Technica

#Sweden becomes the third #European country to close its last coal power plant https://buff.ly/3eJO0ykVIA Electrek.co
23/04/2020

#Sweden becomes the third #European country to close its last coal power plant

https://buff.ly/3eJO0yk

VIA Electrek.co

The Lasting Privacy and Civil Liberties Impacts of Responses to #COVID19 https://buff.ly/2KqT6RXBy @evanselinger via #oe...
22/04/2020

The Lasting Privacy and Civil Liberties Impacts of Responses to #COVID19

https://buff.ly/2KqT6RX

By @evanselinger via #oecdforum

Scientists Are Tired of Explaining Why The COVID-19 Virus Was Not Made in a Lab https://buff.ly/34Sha9Ovia ScienceAlert
21/04/2020

Scientists Are Tired of Explaining Why The COVID-19 Virus Was Not Made in a Lab

https://buff.ly/34Sha9O

via ScienceAlert

Why are men more likely to get worse symptoms and die from #covid19? https://buff.ly/2ViWTatvia New Scientist
21/04/2020

Why are men more likely to get worse symptoms and die from #covid19?

https://buff.ly/2ViWTat

via New Scientist

Who do you think you are? Why your sense of self is an illusionMost of us are convinced that we're coherent individuals ...
21/04/2020

Who do you think you are? Why your sense of self is an illusion

Most of us are convinced that we're coherent individuals who are continuous in time.

There's just one problem with this sense of self – it can’t exist

https://buff.ly/2Pnjj7h

via New Scientist

Your decision-making ability is a superpower physics can't explainIn a universe that unthinkingly follows the rules, hum...
21/04/2020

Your decision-making ability is a superpower physics can't explain

In a universe that unthinkingly follows the rules, human agency is an anomaly.

Can physics ever make sense of our power to change the physical world at will?

https://buff.ly/2OUe6mR

via New Scientist

We now know what causes wine ‘legs’ to drip down inside a glass https://buff.ly/3aoGPIpvia New Scientist
21/04/2020

We now know what causes wine ‘legs’ to drip down inside a glass

https://buff.ly/3aoGPIp

via New Scientist

There are many reasons why covid-19 contact-tracing apps may not work https://buff.ly/3503Ss9via New Scientist
21/04/2020

There are many reasons why covid-19 contact-tracing apps may not work

https://buff.ly/3503Ss9

via New Scientist

Why strength training may be the best thing you can do for your #healthBuilding muscle reduces the risk of cancer and st...
20/04/2020

Why strength training may be the best thing you can do for your #health

Building muscle reduces the risk of cancer and stroke, boosts brainpower, burns through calories and more – it might even be better for you than cardio

https://buff.ly/2VlZccw

via New Scientist

What we can learn from the “second wave” of coronavirus cases in Asia?Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan show the challeng...
20/04/2020

What we can learn from the “second wave” of coronavirus cases in Asia?

Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan show the challenges of fighting this pandemic.

https://buff.ly/3eyMWx2

via Vox

The coronavirus likely came from China’s wet markets. They’re reopening anyway.Should wet markets be banned? It’s more c...
20/04/2020

The coronavirus likely came from China’s wet markets.

They’re reopening anyway.

Should wet markets be banned?

It’s more complicated than it seems.

https://buff.ly/2KiCk7F

via Vox

Data shows social distancing has slowed down the coronavirus outbreak. But what’s next?We’re flattening the curve. Can w...
20/04/2020

Data shows social distancing has slowed down the coronavirus outbreak.

But what’s next?

We’re flattening the curve.

Can we crush it?

https://buff.ly/2XKeGJc

via Vox

How One City Mayor Forced A Pork Giant To Close Its Virus-Stricken Plant https://buff.ly/2RFXi4qvia NPR
20/04/2020

How One City Mayor Forced A Pork Giant To Close Its Virus-Stricken Plant

https://buff.ly/2RFXi4q

via NPR

Scientists Still Don't Know if Recovering From COVID-19 Confers Immunity or Not https://buff.ly/2KhCXyhVia ScienceAlert
20/04/2020

Scientists Still Don't Know if Recovering From COVID-19 Confers Immunity or Not

https://buff.ly/2KhCXyh

Via ScienceAlert

She discovered #coronaviruses decades ago—but got little recognition#Scientific pioneer June Almeida is finally being ac...
18/04/2020

She discovered #coronaviruses decades ago—but got little recognition

#Scientific pioneer June Almeida is finally being acknowledged for virology breakthroughs she made a half century ago.

https://buff.ly/2xHB0Z8

via National Geographic

How does #coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes https://buff.ly/3b...
18/04/2020

How does #coronavirus kill?

Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes

https://buff.ly/3bjnx8D

via @sciencemag

See how a sneeze can launch germs much farther than 6 feetHigh-speed photography shows a sneeze can blast saliva and muc...
18/04/2020

See how a sneeze can launch germs much farther than 6 feet

High-speed photography shows a sneeze can blast saliva and mucus well beyond current social distancing guidelines, and tiny droplets can remain in the air longer than thought.

https://buff.ly/3clw1fs

via National Geographic

Neutrinos may explain why we don’t live in an antimatter universe https://buff.ly/2yWcB2ivia New Scientist
18/04/2020

Neutrinos may explain why we don’t live in an antimatter universe

https://buff.ly/2yWcB2i

via New Scientist

Quantum computer chips demonstrated at the highest temperatures ever https://buff.ly/2VeElbcvia New Scientist
18/04/2020

Quantum computer chips demonstrated at the highest temperatures ever

https://buff.ly/2VeElbc

via New Scientist

Relying on Science and Politics, Merkel Offers a Cautious Virus Re-entry Plan https://buff.ly/2wKdzhBvia The New York Ti...
17/04/2020

Relying on Science and Politics, Merkel Offers a Cautious Virus Re-entry Plan

https://buff.ly/2wKdzhB

via The New York Times

Could the #coronavirus trigger post-viral fatigue syndromes?Conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome have been linked to...
17/04/2020

Could the #coronavirus trigger post-viral fatigue syndromes?

Conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome have been linked to viral infections, so it’s possible that the covid-19 virus may go on to trigger similar conditions

https://buff.ly/3akJx1K

Via New Scientist

Why a #coronavirus vaccine could take way longer than a yearConsidering the history and science behind making these drug...
17/04/2020

Why a #coronavirus vaccine could take way longer than a year

Considering the history and science behind making these drugs, “a year to 18 months would be absolutely unprecedented,” one expert warns.

https://buff.ly/2Xogl73

via National Geographic

#Study via Scripps Research Institute#Autism in males linked to defect in #brain immune cells and microgliaAn over-produ...
17/04/2020

#Study via Scripps Research Institute

#Autism in males linked to defect in #brain immune cells and microglia

An over-production of eIF4E impairs microglial cells, hampering their ability to effectively prune synapses and leading to autism-like..

https://buff.ly/3ceFfu2

#Study #MIT#Researchers achieve remote control of hormone releaseThe approach could be applied to humans to treat hormon...
17/04/2020

#Study #MIT

#Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release

The approach could be applied to humans to treat hormone-related disorders.

Using magnetic nanoparticles, researchers were able to stimulate the adrenal glands of rodents and ...

https://buff.ly/3cbpmo5

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City Talks is a nonpartisan Paris-based global educational and research organization devoted to sharing Ideas about the Future of Humanity, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (15 minutes or less), workshops, publications, working group sessions and artistic gatherings.

Today, we’re a community that welcomes individuals and organizations from diverse disciplines and cultures who seek a deeper understanding of the current and future world challenges. We are passionate about the belief in the power of ideas to shape policies and influence positive change for a better world.

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