MERS: What is it? AND What You Need To Know


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome What is MERS? From Newsweek MERS is a serious viral respiratory illness. The virus is caused by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Coronaviruses are a common group of viruses grouped into four types: alpha, beta, gamma and delta. As far as researchers know, humans can only be infected by alpha and betaContinue reading “MERS: What is it? AND What You Need To Know”

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Apple Watch Edition


  The Apple Watch combines the two rudest things you can do in social settings—check your watch and look at your phone—and suggests you do both incessantly. BY: Kira Bindrim/Newsweek It’s 4:15 on a Tuesday afternoon and so far today I’ve burned 934 calories (thank you, morning jog). My current heart rate is 72 beatsContinue reading “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Apple Watch Edition”

Does Facebook Know You Better Than Your Mother? Or Roommate?


By: Stav Ziv/Newsweek In the 2013 sci-fi romance Her, a writer falls in love with his computer’s operating system. Theodore Twombly, played by Joaquin Phoenix, begins to feel as if his Samantha—the female identity of his OS, voiced by Scarlett Johansson—knows him better than his closest friends do. After Wu You and Michal Kosinski sawContinue reading “Does Facebook Know You Better Than Your Mother? Or Roommate?”