Can AI robots replace human therapists?

Can AI robots replace human therapists?

Websites, smartphone apps and social-media sites are dispensing mental-health advice, often using artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, clinicians and researchers are looking ...
Fake memories: They can be implanted — but they can also be rooted out

Fake memories: They can be implanted — but they can also be rooted out

[S]cientists used interviews to convince some study subjects they had undergone childhood events that didn’t happen to them, such as ...
Europe is the global epicenter for COVID mismanagement and vaccine distribution — and leadership is facing political repercussions

Europe is the global epicenter for COVID mismanagement and vaccine distribution — and leadership is facing political repercussions

Europe’s third wave will cost thousands of lives and billions of euros. Summer vacationers, essential to the economies of Southern ...
Masks that kill viruses? Meet the next generation of face coverings

Masks that kill viruses? Meet the next generation of face coverings

In the near future, if you’re on a plane and the person next to you sneezes, you could be wearing ...
Viewpoint: What can we learn from the Bush Administration’s effort against AIDS as we battle COVID in developing countries?

Viewpoint: What can we learn from the Bush Administration’s effort against AIDS as we battle COVID in developing countries?

In 2004 [AIDS] was burning across Africa. Treatments were available but expensive, and everyone wanted to expand Africa’s access to ...
Key to COVID herd immunity: Getting children vaccinated

Key to COVID herd immunity: Getting children vaccinated

As governments push to move past the pandemic, vaccinating children is emerging as a key obstacle, along with initially limited ...
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‘We don’t need to work with BioNTech’: After a successful COVID vaccine collaboration, Pfizer plans on tackling other diseases with mRNA technology alone

‘We don’t need to work with BioNTech’: After a successful COVID vaccine collaboration, Pfizer plans on tackling other diseases with mRNA technology alone

Pfizer will develop new shots using the technology, called mRNA, to target other viruses and pathogens beyond the coronavirus, Chief ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson on our distrust of scientists: Why do we love our smartphones but reject science when it comes to COVID?

Neil deGrasse Tyson on our distrust of scientists: Why do we love our smartphones but reject science when it comes to COVID?

We have apparently passed through a portal where pseudoscience, anti-science, fear-of-science and science-denial all thrive in our culture. Where systems ...
‘When, where and how’: WHO report on COVID’s origins leaves many unanswered questions

‘When, where and how’: WHO report on COVID’s origins leaves many unanswered questions

A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic said in a report that data examined during ...
WSJ Viewpoint: Europe looks like the Keystone Kops in its bungled vaccine rollout

WSJ Viewpoint: Europe looks like the Keystone Kops in its bungled vaccine rollout

Protectionism, mercantilism, bureaucratic ineptitude, lack of political accountability, crippling safety-ism—it’s all here. The Keystone Kops in Brussels and European capitals ...
Is psychedelic-assisted group therapy the wave of the future?

Is psychedelic-assisted group therapy the wave of the future?

Researchers are beginning to investigate psychedelic-assisted group therapy as a way to let patients connect more deeply, exploring the inner ...
How business is battling employee vaccine denialism and doubt

How business is battling employee vaccine denialism and doubt

Across industries, business leaders are turning to all-hands staff meetings, video memos and other workplace forums to address skepticism about ...
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More than 80% of Russian-originated tweets on US COVID vaccines are negative. Here is the story of Putin’s disinformation campaign

An official with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, identified four publications that he said ...
Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

Infographic: Deaths from COVID-19 are far higher than reported estimates

More than 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis ...
Infographic: South Africa sees surprising drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite presence of more infectious and dangerous variant

Infographic: South Africa sees surprising drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths despite presence of more infectious and dangerous variant

Since mid-January, confirmed Covid-19 infections in South Africa have fallen from a record of nearly 22,000 a day to around ...
Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Europe at a tipping point? Coronavirus gloom deepens as vaccine rollout lags, COVID resurges

Contagion is rising again in much of the EU, despite months of restrictions on daily life, as more-virulent virus strains ...
‘You can’t be in Tuskegee and not have the syphilis study in the back of your mind’: Understanding Black COVID vaccine hesitancy

‘You can’t be in Tuskegee and not have the syphilis study in the back of your mind’: Understanding Black COVID vaccine hesitancy

Beginning in the 1930s, federal officials enrolled hundreds of Black men in Tuskegee in an experiment to examine the effects ...
Physically active older adults are as much as 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Physically active older adults are as much as 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Young people need enrichment to build cognitive capacity, while adults, especially older ones, need it to maintain cognitive capacity and ...
‘A golden age of vaccinology’: Gene-based vaccines can combat infectious diseases of the future

‘A golden age of vaccinology’: Gene-based vaccines can combat infectious diseases of the future

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, which was authorized [February 27] for use in the U.S., is at the vanguard of ...
How entrenched is COVID vaccine resistance? It depends on how survey questions are asked

How entrenched is COVID vaccine resistance? It depends on how survey questions are asked

[H]ow many people will accept the shot? The answer might depend on how you ask the question. Four different groups ...
World War II mobilization provided groundwork for successful COVID vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed

World War II mobilization provided groundwork for successful COVID vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed

To date, [Operation Warp Speed] has managed to produce and deliver about 50 million vaccine doses—all made in the U.S.—with ...
Vaccine passports: While US holds back for now, China and Europe embrace ‘digital green pass’

Vaccine passports: While US holds back for now, China and Europe embrace ‘digital green pass’

Many international travelers will likely need to prove they are vaccinated or free of Covid-19 if they plan trips later ...
Law firms that led glyphosate-cancer litigation against Bayer want a ‘bigger slice’ of the record-breaking settlement

Law firms that led glyphosate-cancer litigation against Bayer want a ‘bigger slice’ of the record-breaking settlement

Plaintiffs’ firms that led the legal campaign against Bayer AG are fighting over $800 million in fees from the Roundup ...
Behind the scenes of America’s troubled COVID vaccine rollout

Behind the scenes of America’s troubled COVID vaccine rollout

[W]hy is it taking so long to vaccinate Americans? The answer starts with tens of millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses ...
What CRISPR can do for the world

What CRISPR can do for the world

What might CRISPR do to the diversity of our species? If we are no longer subject to a natural lottery ...
Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

Video: Here’s why COVID mutant variants are spreading so fast

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the ...
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