Fortunately, in some ways it is easier today to care about others, because when we are on a videoconference with someone, we are usually looking right into their homes. There are family pictures on the wall behind them, random bits of sports gear stacked in the corner, a cat, dog, toddler, or teen strolling by in the background. What would Bill do? He wouldn’t ignore the passerby or prized pictures—he would ask about them. He would invite the kid into the videoconference and chat with them. How do they like attending school from home? Are they being nice to their parents? In fact, we could envision the home tour taking over the meeting with Bill, so curious was he about the whole person. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
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If you’re picturing a chess match as a drawn-out slog — well, you’re not wrong. A classical game without time limits can last five hours. But many online battles, including nearly all the games that Nakamura streams, are blitz chess. Each player has just a few minutes to complete all of his or her moves, leading to an aggressive, risky style of play that fans say is exhilarating to watch. … [Read more...] about Chess (Yes, chess) is now a streaming obsession
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about How the aging immune system makes older people vulnerable to COVID-19
He shared that all his travel expenses for one year (foods, drinks, accommodations, some new shoes, clothes, travel and hiking equipment, few new mobile phones and cameras that broke on the way, all the visas and tickets for popular touristic places and all the other stuff) amounted to about $3,500, or Rs 2,57,272. … [Read more...] about Estonian globe-trotter and YouTuber Meigo Mark walked over 3,600 kms in India in 7 months
Dengue and the environmentDengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, malaria are all caused by mosquitoes, which are ubiquitous in their presence. Currently, control of these diseases/mosquitoes is mostly limited to the use of broad-spectrum insecticide sprays, which can harm humans, animals and insects due to their negative impact on the environment.In recent years, scientists developed genetically modified mosquitoes to prevent diseases. They are being used to combat mosquito-borne pathogens – including viruses such as dengue and Zika – in many locations around the globe, including the United States. Efforts have been made to control malaria, the most common mosquito-borne disease using GM versions. … [Read more...] about New research improves understanding on dengue, but vaccine search continues