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A One-Time Poultry Farmer Invents the Future of Refrigeration

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Mechanical cooling revolutionized the global food supply—and accelerated global warming. Peter Dearman’s liquid air engine could change all that.
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GMOs Could be a Key to Sustainable Farming

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.
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Six-World Sci-Fi: Save the Planet

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 
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Mmmm, Fungus. It’s the Next Big Thing in Fake Meat

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:00
Fast-growing networks of mycelial filaments can replicate meat’s texture—without meat’s carbon footprint. Just add flavor and fry it up.
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It's The 1st Of The Month. Renters Are In A Much Tougher Spot Than Homeowners

The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income due to the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their job. And many are.

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Coronavirus Forces Ballot Measure Campaigns To Shut Down Amid Health Fears

Efforts to raise taxes, change redistricting rules and legalize gaming machines have all fallen victim to social distancing rules to make it nearly impossible to collect signatures.

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Underlying Health Disparities Could Mean Coronavirus Hits Some Communities Harder

In the U.S., health and wealth are often linked. As the coronavirus spreads, experts worry low-income communities will be especially vulnerable — and ill-equipped to respond.

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Some Snowbirds Headed North Told To Stay In Their Southern Nests

People who migrate South for winter are being told not to return to their year-round homes in the North. Some places that typically welcome their return are asking people to stay away.

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Tips From Someone With 50 Years Of Social Distancing Experience

Billy Barr has living alone in a cabin in a Colorado mountain ghost town for 50 years. He offers advice on how to find and maintain happiness in isolation.

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Feds Warn Merchants Not Make Coronavirus Treatment Claims

The FDA has sent warning letters to seven marketers of products including essential oils, nasal sprays and herbal concoctions. No treatments or vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved.

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Cruise Ship Struggling With COVID-19 Headed to Florida

A cruise ship with four dead and nearly 200 people who have been sick with suspected COVID-19 may dock in Fort Lauderdale if cruise company executives and public officials can agree on a plan.

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Justice Department Looking Into Senator's Stock Sell-Off

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold off a large amount of stocks before the coronavirus market crash. The FBI will assess whether he was motivated by nonpublic information.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Praises Florida Governor Despite Criticism Of Coronavirus Response

President Trump claimed ally and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken "decisive steps" against the virus, but public health experts and a pending lawsuit say his leadership has been inadequate.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Death Toll, Treating COVID-19 And Testing Scams

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about the government's response to the pandemic, the death toll in the U.S. and potential testing scams.

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Models Of Epidemic Predict Huge U.S. Death Toll; Scientists Hope For Better Outcome

Computer models predict that between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 in the months ahead. Administration officials said public health interventions could still lower the toll.

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FACT CHECK: Should People Cover Their Faces With Scarves Like Trump Said?

In a briefing with the coronavirus task force, President Trump answered a question about a supply shortage of masks by suggesting that the public wear scarves instead.

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Chicago Public Health Commissioner: 'We Want To Be Ahead Of This'

Experts worry about new hotspots in cities including Chicago. Dr. Allison Arwady says the city is relatively well prepared but would still not be able to handle the predicted wave of hospitalizations.

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Who's Sickest From COVID-19? These Conditions Tied To Increased Risk

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds 78% of COVID-19 patients in the U.S. requiring admission to the intensive care unit had at least one underlying condition.

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Coronavirus Lockdown Sends Migrant Workers On A Long And Risky Trip Home

In the aftermath of a 21-day lockdown to help control the spread of coronavirus, millions of workers in India's cities have no income, no food — and so are heading back to their villages.

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Moment Springtime Sale: Our Favorite Deals on Lenses and Gear

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:00
You can score some great cases, bags, and other mobile gear today, at a discount.
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