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Wikipedia is better than Google at tracking flu trends

Wikipedia traffic could be used to provide realtime tracking of flu cases, according to a study published today. John Brownstein, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s computational epidemiology group, along with follow researcher David McIver, has developed an algorithm for pulling daily flu metrics from data on […]

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Someone is finally forcing Nespresso to open-source its coffee pods

Nespresso no longer has a monopoly on those colorful pods it sells for its fancy coffee machines. Nestlé, which owns Nespresso, reached an agreement with France’s antitrust authorities (paywall) to extend the guarantee on its single-serving coffee machines to customers who use pods other than its own, branded ones. As part of the deal, Nespresso will also remove the […]

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China’s air pollution may be causing freak weather all over the world

America now has something else to blame on China: a study released this week claims that pollution from Asia has been sweeping across the Pacific and affecting weather patterns in North America, including the extreme temperatures and storms the US and other regions have seen over the past year. The study from Texas A&M University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences looks at […]

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