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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
As the flu season shows signs of leveling off, a look back at how the flu vaccine came to be
This year’s flu season has been reported as one of the worst in nearly a decade. And that means the flu shot is everywhere, from doctor’s offices to drugstores. We take for granted that the flu vaccine is commonplace now…and that we don’t have to worry about diseases like smallpox anymore. But just two centuries ago, millions of people were dying of all kinds of brutal diseases – and it took massive scientific exploration to develop the vaccinations that eradicated them
Can a virtual reality game help astronauts cope with the journey to Mars?04:29
Slow-moving hurricanes like Florence could become increasingly common04:07
Meet the billionaire fashion tycoon who will ride SpaceX's rocket around the moon02:01
Billionaire will invite artists to orbit moon with him aboard SpaceX spaceship01:10
After the storm: Dealing with the toxic waste hurricanes leave behind01:27
Why we can’t stop watching natural disasters on TV02:13