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Attacks on science rival COVID-19 as a public health threat

January 29, 2021 – As public health experts feared, COVID-19 cases and deaths surged in the US following the Thanksgiving holiday, when millions of Americans ignored pleas to forego traditional gatherings. In a new Essay published 28th January in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, “Anti-science kills: from Soviet embrace of pseudoscience to accelerated attacks on US […]

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Zika virus could cost United States billions of dollars

May 4, 2017 – As United States policymakers debate how to devote money and resources to the Zika virus outbreak, understanding the potential economic impact of the virus in the US is key. Now, using a new computational model described in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers have calculated that Zika, depending on the rate at […]

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New Evidence Shifts the Timeline Back for Human Arrival in the Americas

October 3, 2016 – Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought. Approximately 13,000 years ago, a prehistoric group of hunter-gathers known as the Clovis people lived in Northern America. Previous research suggests that the Clovis culture was one of the earliest cultures in […]