While there are several common challenges that help explain why vaccination rates in the Philippines aren’t up to where public health officials say they need to be, there’s another reason behind the outbreak. The country suffered a major vaccine scandal two years ago that has left many Filipinos distrustful, even fearful of vaccines

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The 2018 spike in acute flaccid myelitis has peaked, but the quest to understand this debilitating illness continues

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A History of Monsters

October 31, 2018

Monsters once inhabited the mysterious fringes of the known world. In our human-dominated present, can they still be found?

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100 supposedly sick passengers ended up only being 10. But the story tapped into potent fears about flying

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My grandfather was a statistician, and from a young age he taught me to always consider the odds. A pragmatic man, he couldn’t help teaching me when to hedge my bets, especially when it came to playing Uno. Unfortunately, he never could have prepared me for the odds I would face in the years to come

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Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before

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Institutions that conduct human research generally have a reputation for strict fact-finding, going where the research leads while maintaining firm rules to protect the people who are studied. If those rules are violated, the consequences can be serious. It’s worse when workers and others are afraid to report violations

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As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, “Matrix”-like, as some sort of human battery

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