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Weekend Reads 8/17/19

Two Ebola drugs boost survival rates, according to early trial data

Moreover, when researchers looked at how patients fared when they sought treatment early in the disease progression, the drugs looked even better. Only 6% of those treated early with REGN-EB3 died, and 11% of those treated early with mAb114 succumbed to the disease. Mortality rates for early treatments with ZMapp and remdesivir were 24% and 33%, respectively.

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Weekend Reads 8/3/19

For Sale: Your Very Own (Extinct) Volcano

This volcano is extremely affordable by most geological standards, for a couple of reasons. One, it’s been extinct for more than 250 million years, meaning it’s less a volcano than a fossil of one. Two, it’s got a rather stodgy British name. The land is called Posbury Clump, a self-effacing moniker for a plot of land that once streamed red-hot lava on a daily basis.

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Weekend Reads 7/27/19

Send back the Statue of Liberty

She has never contributed anything to our economy. In all these years, she has never held a job. She never paid taxes. In fact, she is homeless and has never had a roof over her head. U.S. citizens have spent hundreds of millions of dollars for her upkeep.

She is unmarried and doesn’t go to church. With a name like “Liberty,” she is obviously a woman of loose morals.

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Weekend Reads 7/6/19

Ancient Chess Piece Bought For £5, Sold For £735,000

Sotheby's Alexander Kade, specialized in European sculpture and works of art, told BBC that when he first saw the piece as the family brought it for valuation, he exclaimed: "Oh my goodness, it's one of the Lewis Chessmen!"

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Weekend Reads 6/29/19

Republicans Don’t Understand Democrats—And Democrats Don’t Understand Republicans

If the reasons for mutual hatred are rooted as much in mutual misunderstanding as in genuine differences of values, that suggests Americans’ divisions should in principle be easy to remedy. It’s all just a matter of education.

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