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Harvard Professor Indicted for Lying to Police About China Ties

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that Dr. Charles Lieber, formerly chair of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Harvard University, has been indicted on two counts of making false statements to federal investigators about his ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program (TTP). TTP has come under heavy scrutiny as a recruiting mechanism for Chinese intellectual property theft and espionage.

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Study: Coronavirus Can Remain Infectious in Air for Hours

The deadly and highly contagious novel coronavirus that has triggered a global pandemic can persist in droplets in the air for at least three hours, a new U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday revealed.

Three volunteers are infected with the common cold virus for research purposes at the Harvard Hospital in Wiltshire, 28th December 1955. From left to right, they are student Brenda Jeanes, German tourist Anne Weddig and civil servant Pat Brown. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

‘Ebola Nurse’ Reaches Settlement With Texas Hospital

Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who entered the United States infected with the fatal virus, reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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10 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Will Ferrell Apparently Finds Funny

Funnyman Will Ferrell is attached to star in and produce the upcoming comedy film “Reagan,” a fictional tale which satirizes the late President Ronald Reagan’s tragic battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In the wake of the film’s announcement, we’ve compiled a list of ten symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease that Will Ferrell must find “hilarious.”

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