To Answer Dire Shortages, This Healthcare Team Designed, 3D-Printed, and Tested Their Own COVID-19 Swabs in One Week

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Wine Is Going Out of Style—in France

Photo-Illustration: Francesco Carta Fotografo/Getty Images France and wine—what an iconic link, and for centuries, how immutable! Wine was introduced by Greeks before the Romans conquered Gaul. Production greatly expanded during the Middle Ages, and since then the very names of the regions—Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Champagne—have become a symbol of quality everywhere. Thus has the French culture of … Continue reading Wine Is Going Out of Style—in France

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Treat COVID-19 Patients in China

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Upgraded Google Glass Helps Autistic Kids “See” Emotions

Photo: Gabriela Hasbun Looking for Cues: Vivaan Ferose, an 11-year-old boy with autism, sees prompts in his Google Glass head-up display that help him recognize his parents’ emotions. Imagine this scene: It’s nearly dinnertime, and little Jimmy is in the kitchen. His mom is rushing to get dinner on the table, and she puts all the … Continue reading Upgraded Google Glass Helps Autistic Kids “See” Emotions

Halting COVID-19: The Benefits and Risks of Digital Contact Tracing

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