Using social media to map disease

People around the world compose and send more than 500 million Tweets every day—and in the middle of a global pandemic, there’s a lot to be learned from those geotags and hashtags. The massive amounts of data created by social media sites like Twitter is helping researchers gain powerful insights…

Read this before using hand sanitizer again

The difference between two commonly used alcohols, ethanol and methanol, involves more than semantics. Many of the cosmetics we use today are made with ethanol, from facial astringents, to lotion. Since it is so effective at killing germs like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, ethanol or ethyl alcohol, it is found…