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Ebola Is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work

Ebola Is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work

Amid unrelenting chaos and violence, scientists and doctors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been running a clinical trial of new drugs to try to combat a year-long Ebola outbreak. On Monday, the trial’s cosponsors at the World Health Organization and the National Institutes […]

A Cure for Ebola, A Home-Speaker Cyberattack, and More News

A Cure for Ebola, A Home-Speaker Cyberattack, and More News

A new drug is working to cure ebola, hackers figured out how to weaponize home-speakers, and tech is coming to the aid of migrants on the border. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup […]

8 Ways Overseas Drug Manufacturers Dupe the FDA

8 Ways Overseas Drug Manufacturers Dupe the FDA

The technicians, it turned out, had apparently used these hidden, offline tests as a kind of dress rehearsal, tinkering with their instrument settings until they obtained the outcome they wanted. When they retested the samples in the plant’s official system, they were guaranteed a passing […]

The CDC Could Totally Study Gun Violence—It Just Needs Money

The CDC Could Totally Study Gun Violence—It Just Needs Money

The nation’s epidemic of gun violence is back in the spotlight once again, after a weekend that saw mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago. Dozens of people were killed, even more wounded, all within 13 hours. The tragedies have spurred a renewed call […]

The Looser a State’s Gun Laws, the More Mass Shootings It Has

The Looser a State’s Gun Laws, the More Mass Shootings It Has

It happened again. This time, gunmen in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, murdered 31 people and injured at least 50 more in separate mass shooting attacks within 13 hours of each other Saturday night and Sunday morning. It was, in many ways, just another […]

The Gap in State Gun Laws, Apple Card Is Sorta Here, and More News

The Gap in State Gun Laws, Apple Card Is Sorta Here, and More News

A report outlines the link between gun laws and mass shootings, Apple’s new credit card has arrived for a select group of users, and WIRED has some pocket camera suggestions for you. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want […]

How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World

How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World

High in the Himalayas, a heavy-coated dog trots behind the hem of a Buddhist monk’s robes. On the streets of Panama City, another dog collapses into a sliver of shade, escaping the heat of the midday sun. On their bodies a cancer grows. Their tumors […]

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

Google has a solution for the creaking inefficiencies of modern healthcare: push notifications. No, not those annoying reminders to practice your Arabic lesson on Duolingo or subscribe to a new Lyft deal. Google is betting its alerts can save your life. The company is building […]

PrEP Made HIV Prevention Easier—and It’s Getting Even Simpler

PrEP Made HIV Prevention Easier—and It’s Getting Even Simpler

There’s a very successful little blue pill on the market. It’s highly effective, it benefits thousands of people, and it can transform your love life. No, it’s not Viagra. It’s Truvada, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and it is 99 percent effective at preventing […]

The World Health Organization Says No More Gene-Edited Babies

The World Health Organization Says No More Gene-Edited Babies

The world’s largest public health authority has weighed in with the most authoritative statement yet on the use of Crispr to alter the DNA of human babies. Eight months after a rogue Chinese scientist revealed he had secretly created the world’s first gene-edited children, the […]