Newsworthy – March 27th, 2020

Invasive herbivores might actually help ecosystems, testing in Iceland suggests 50% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, Congress passes the largest economic stimulus package in recent memory, the Marine Corps is undergoing a transformation.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – February 28th, 2020

The coronavirus continues to be a mounting health and economic crisis, China sends an army of ducks to Pakistan, a court rules in favor of private internet companies censoring content.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Newsworthy – February 14th, 2020

Medical experts fear the coronavirus outbreak in China could be bigger than reported, the U.S. Army is taking steps to coordinate more with Europe over Russia, and this year’s Oscars winner is a foreign film.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Stuff Explained Ep26: Coronavirus

The coronavirus has become the latest global pandemic. With all the strong government responses and media frenzy, concern and fear have been stoked across the world.

But what is the coronavirus? This episode of Stuff Explained gives you everything you need to know about the virus.

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Newsworthy – Dec 19th, 2019

Donald Trump has become the third president of the United States to become impeached, obesity and undernutrition are becoming increasingly connected, almost half of American workers are stuck in low wage jobs, Congress to raise legal age to purchase tobacco products.

These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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Stuff Explained Ep17: Crisis in The Marshall Islands

This episode was inspired by a recent article from the Los Angeles Times depicting the harrowing ordeal faced by The Marshall Islands. Tune in to hear how the Marshall Islands ended up being the largest dumpsite of American radioactive waste, how climate change could exacerbate the nuclear pollution problem, and what, if anything, is being done to fix it all.

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The Perils of Lyme Disease

The potential damages caused by Lyme Disease are more far-reaching than most of us have been taught.

Growing up we were taught to be especially careful when outdoors in high-grass areas because of the threat of ticks. Specifically, we were warned to the possibility that a tick could give us Lyme Disease. We could expect aches and pains and the tell-tale target looking rash. After a few weeks of medication, things would go back to normal. While all of this is true, it is only partially true. We were undersold on how difficult detection of Lyme Disease could be and how extensive the damage to our bodies would be if left undetected and not properly treated.

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Newsworthy – Apr 26th, 2019

Very young children should have limited screen time, higher death rates from multiple causes found in the South, Google has received authorization for drone operations, and social security costs to exceed income in 2020.

These are just a few of the newsworthy stories from this past week.

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