beating covid-19 Health Mathematics Science Videos 

Are We Beating COVID-19?

Around the world, people are working to keep each other safe and slow the spread of the virus. We are sheltering in place, self-quarantining, and practicing social distance. How do we know if our efforts to defeat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are working? Are we beating COVID-19 yet or not? This explanation from One Minute Physics has some insights to offer. Use the insights in this video to answer that question for yourself as new data pours in and the situation alters from one day to the next. Live,…

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toxoplasma Animals Biology Health 

Toxoplasma Infection Makes Mice More Brave

By Mackenzie Myers, @kenzwrites Quiet as a mouse. Timid as a mouse. When’s the last time you heard a mouse described as brave?  The scientific community has already established that a parasite carried by cats and their feces, Toxoplasma gondii, causes infected mice to lose their fear of feline predators. But a new study from researchers at the University of Geneva and the University of Toronto points to a decrease in anxiety that may be less specific than previously thought, giving mice a one-size-fits-all fearlessness.  What is Toxoplasmosis? T. gondii,…

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