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Coronavirus Pandemic: 6 Things We Should Be Doing
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As I write this, the first studies of the Coronavirus outbreak are coming in. The count now exceeds 17,500 cases in 24 countries. There have been more than 360 deaths, almost all in China. Most at risk are older males with pre-existing chronic diseases that weaken their immune symptoms. Women appear to have a higher […]

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Why I dislike what “quantum supremacy” is doing to computing research
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Enlarge / This optical setup is not your friend. Many fast switches and delay lines set up to arrange for 20 photons to enter the waveguide circuit simultaneously. (credit: Hui Wang, Hefei national laboratory) The big quantum buzzword these days is “quantum supremacy.” (It’s a term I despise, even as I acknowledge that the concept […]

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Thanks, Analysts, for Doing a High Risk, Low Reward Job
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I’d like to dedicate this column to the analysts out there who are fighting the good fight — who are risking their careers, reputations, and sometimes even their lives to do the right thing, often without credit, and knowing that doing the right thing can exact incredible personal costs. Being an analyst, I’m often reminded […]

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Original Content podcast: If you haven’t watched ‘Succession’ yet, what are you even doing?
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You’ve probably already heard that HBO’s “Succession” (which recently completed its second season) is amazing. And as three East Coast tech reporters, we were probably the easiest targets for the show’s many charms. Still, we felt like we had to talk about it. In fact, our “Succession” review on this episode of the Original Content […]

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Americans Don't Think the Platforms Are Doing Enough To Fight Fake News
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Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren’t doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation. But what do Americans at large think? From a report: Nothing good, according to a new survey published by Gallup and the Knight Foundation on Wednesday. The report, based on web surveys from […]

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ADHD Drugs Aren't Doing What You Think, Scientists Warn
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Inverse: The study authors Lisa Weyandt, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island, and Tara White, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University, started out investigating the effects of ADHD medications in students that actually have a diagnosable attention […]

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FDA slams EpiPen maker for doing nothing while hundreds failed, people died
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Enlarge / Drugs. (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle) The manufacturer of EpiPen devices failed to address known malfunctions in its epinephrine auto-injectors even as hundreds of customer complaints rolled in and failures were linked to deaths, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The damning allegations came to light today when the FDA posted a […]

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'You're Doing Your Weekend Wrong'
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“If you don’t feel rejuvenated and keen to face Monday after two work-free days, there might be a reason: You’re doing your weekend wrong,” an anonymous reader writes, citing a Quartz article. From the article: According to University of Calgary sociologist Robert Stebbins, most leisure falls into two categories: casual and serious. Casual leisure pursuits […]

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Post-IPO Pure doing all right, says NVMe is the new flash
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Four words: Stand-alone storage. Kerching Pure Storage all-flash arrays continue to rise, with revenues up 50 per cent year-on-year in Pure’s third fiscal 2017 quarter.…

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