Epidemic Models Are Instruments, Not Oracles

Scientific models getty Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, we heard a lot about models. We haven’t heard quite as much in recent months. This is especially interesting because models may…

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UK coronavirus tier postcode-searching tool yanked offline as desperate Britons hunt for latest lockdown details • The Register

The gov.uk postcode-searching tool for Britons to find out what level of coronavirus lockdown they’ll be in until Christmas has crashed on launch and been withdrawn. Arriving this morning as…

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Pristine Seas Has Created 23 Marine Reserves Around The World, Hopes To Double That In The Next Decade

Whitetip reef sharks, Pacific creolefish, barberfish and Moorish idols populate the reef at the … [+] Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. In March 2016, partnering with Mares Mexicanos, the Pristine Seas team…

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New Research Finds No Evidence That Mutations Increase The Spread Of Covid-19

Topline There is no evidence that any of the documented mutations for Covid-19 are capable of increasing the virus’ transmission in humans, new research analyzing thousands of viral genomes has…

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We spy a stray £60m – is that all you can spare to help 5G market recover from UK kicking out Huawei? • The Register

Among the economic doom and gloom of the UK’s Autumn Spending Review, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak inadvertently revealed the sop UK.gov plans to throw to telcos after sacking…

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The Physics Of Why You Must Never Deep Fry A Frozen Turkey

Deep frying a turkey can be a fun, safe, and delicious way to cook a large bird. But it’s vital to … [+] do it safely, because disaster can easily…

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