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Doctors Figure Out One Possible Cause of the Mysterious AFM Illness Among Kids

ShutterstockFederal researchers have confirmed for the first time a frightening polio-like condition that strikes children can be caused by a respiratory infection called enterovirus D68—a step toward unraveling the mystery of the paralyzing illness.Sc…

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Air Travel Is Awful. But at Least Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make the Toilet Better.

Photo Illustration by the Daily Beast / Photos by GettyAirplane bathrooms are uncomfortable—they’re cramped, they stink, and the flush is so jolting it feels like you might get sucked out.But the shrieking airplane toilet might be a relic of the past. …