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Fri. 05/29 - Did COVID-19 Outbreaks Actually Start Later Than We Thought?
Today we’re looking at the different ways the virus spreads and what measures can be taken to prevent spread in different contexts. A new study shows coronavirus epidemics may have started later than originally thought. Plus, the grad student who solved a problem that had stumped experts for half a century. Why Sweden celebrates Taco Friday. And a round-up of Star Wars-related media to check out this weekend.Sponsors:Beachbody on Demand, Text "GOODNEWS" to 303030OurCrowd, info.ourcrowd.com/goodnewsLinks:Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India (Reuters)Tyson Pork Plant In Iowa Shuts After Hundreds Of Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 (HuffPost)To Beat Covid-19, You Have to Know How A Virus Moves (Wired)Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes (NY Times)Graduate Student Untangles Decades-Old Math Problem in Less Than a Week (Smithsonian Magazine)Taco Friday in Sweden (Mental Floss)How 'Taco Friday' Became a Swedish Tradition (Atlas Obscura)Listen to the original NPR radio drama adaptations of the first STAR WARS trilogy (Boing Boing) A Modern Trailer for The Empire Strikes Back (Neatorama) Star Wars Game Show Trailer Is Here: Jedi Temple Challenge (Gizmodo) Disney+ Accessibility Subtitles Can Make Everything Comics Sans (Gizmodo)“Baby Yoda (This Is The Way)” (Blue Milk Run, Bandcamp)
Duration: 21 min