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Battling Ebola: Information is the most powerful tool

Although the West African nations stricken by the Ebola outbreak are not tech-savvy, text messaging, phone calls, and even radio are helping educate the most at-risk people.

By August 9, 2014

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Artists commemorate the worst computer viruses in history

Online gallery Computer Virus Catalog sees artists from around the world interpreting and visualising the most famous viruses to hit our hard drives.

By July 22, 2014

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Is that zombie game good for your moral compass?

A new kind of computer game lets players kill, or help, each other, giving gamers a mirror to examine their morals.

By June 7, 2014

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New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May 23, 2014

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What the tornado-spewing storm looked like from space

NASA shares a video of animated images taken by satellite of the destructive storm that spawned a series of deadly tornadoes.

By April 29, 2014

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IRL Shooter part two lined up for Melbourne

IRL Shooter is seeking funding to begin sessions for Lazarus, the second part of its real-life first-person shooter, in Melbourne in October.

By April 6, 2014

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Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By February 24, 2014

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Snapchat hack spams users with smoothie photos

Members of the photo-sharing site say they're getting spam pictures of fruit smoothies. What's behind this juicy story?

By February 12, 2014

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Cute Tokyo Metro posters remind commuters to behave

Passengers might think twice before blaring music, sneezing on strangers, or falling asleep drunk on the subway with these charming posters spotted in Japan.

By January 13, 2014

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How to better spy on a childhood virus

Scientists at Georgia Tech say a new technique for tagging the genome and studying the RNA of a virus could help them discover better antiviral drugs and perhaps even more effective vaccines.

By January 2, 2014