March 25, 2020

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Buildings grown by bacteria — new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials

Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.

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March 25, 2020

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Three tips on how to convince friends and family to stay home – Coronacast – ABC Radio

It seems many people still haven’t got the message about the importance of social distancing. And some Coronacast listeners are saying they’re still struggling to convince friends and family to take it seriously and stop acting in ways that could spread the virus. So today Dr Norman Swan has three tips to help you convince your loved ones to take notice. On today’s show: * How do you convince friends and family to take coronavirus seriously? * What’s the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2? * Why can’t Australia make our own testing kits? * Kids question: Clara wants to know why coronavirus is so bad * Kids question: Ezra wants to know what happens if you get coronavirus and another virus at the same time. Will they mix? And Dr Norman Swan explains what the World Health Organisation megatrial testing four possible coronavirus treatments is all about.

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March 21, 2020

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Securing Justice, Health, and Democracy against the COVID-19 Threat | Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Securing Justice, Health, and Democracy against the COVID-19 Threat | Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

https://ethics.harvard.edu/justice-health-white-paper