The race is on to contain it while it’s still possible

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Six Months In

Intensive care has risen to the challenge of 2020. Here’s what has changed.

A.I. researchers are turning to neuroscience to build smarter, more powerful neural networks

Engineered Arts prosthetic expert Mike Humphrey checks on Fred, a recently completed Mesmer robot that was built at the company’s headquarters in Penryn on May 9, 2018, in Cornwall, England. Photo: Matt Cardy/Stringer/Getty Images

The desert locust upsurge is yet another of 2020’s horrors

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Search data holds great potential for predicting the spread of a disease

A man wearing a face mask types into his phone.
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ProMED had previously spotted outbreaks of MERS, Zika, and Ebola

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Chris Baraniuk

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