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One of the reasons people get motion sick in VR is due to the sensory conflict between what your eyes are telling you and what your inner ear and joints are telling you. One novel solution? Adding a virtual nose.
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9/ All this week, what we've dubbed , we’ll be exploring this pressing public health crisis in a special multi-part series. Welcome to Tickpocalypse, by .
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8/ As a result, the CDC and agencies all across the world are officially sounding the alarm: we are in the midst of a global Lyme disease pandemic caused by ticks.
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7/ Compounding matters, ticks themselves are undergoing a simultaneous, seemingly unrelated evolutionary change, causing them to become more malignant, more aggressive, and more likely to carry infection.
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6/ A problem that was once relatively confined to the Northeast United States now affects all 50 U.S. states and every continent in the world—including Antarctica.
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5/ Climate change is a major contributor of these increases, as are a host of other 21st century issues: globalization, suburban growth into wooded areas, deforestation—all are driving rates of infection and the expansion of ticks’ geographic distribution.
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Other tick borne illnesses are also on the rise. The CDC reports tick-borne illnesses have tripled since 2004. That includes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which is among the deadliest, and the Powassan Virus, for which there is no known treatment or cure.
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3/ According to the CDC, the number of confirmed cases of Lyme in the U.S. has more than doubled in the two decades leading up to 2017, and increased 17% from 2016 to 2017 alone. It’s estimated that 300,000 people contract Lyme every year in the U.S.
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2/ The worldwide tick population is exploding. As a result, the U.S. has seen a spike in the incidence of Lyme disease and an increase in other tick-borne illnesses.
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1/ We are now living through one of the first pandemics brought on by climate change.
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"In this time of emboldened racism, we need schools, employers, clubs, and everyone else to send a clear message about what kind of behavior our society values, and what we find intolerable," writes.
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"The truth is that we all know by now that the president is a serial sexual abuser. The issue is that no one with power seems very interested in holding him accountable for it," writes.
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NEW: A group of Microsoft employees are persuading coworkers to stop donations to the company's PAC, to starve it of funds. Employees say there's no way to control how their money is spent, and the PAC supports politicians who go against company values.
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New on : A group of more than 30 Microsoft employees is lobbying coworkers to stop donating to the company’s political action committee in an effort to starve the PAC of funds.
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Behind the scenes of the Toy Story franchise lurks virtually every marker of Hollywood bad behavior, from gender and racial inequity to
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Twenty years after a mob boss walked into a psychiatrist’s office to launch a series, and four years after a mogul rode down an escalator to launch a campaign, the resemblance is uncanny, former Obama speechwriter writes.
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Inside one agriculture technology startup's die-hard journey to create the perfect, tender, cotton-candy-sweet farmer’s market strawberry year-round—and blow open the $3 billion U.S. strawberry industry.
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The consequences of the Red Scares and their tactics have brought not only the repression of socialists and communists, but also an aversion to or even hatred for standard progressive ideas, many of which are a far cry from real socialist ideology
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An unprecedented surveillance state infrastructure is being handed to local police departments
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Here are some ways to interact with your money in a way that will make your relationship to your finances more positive
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