News Clips for June 5, 2020

Books about racism fly off shelves in Utah after George Floyd killing, protests

Books about anti-racism have seen a spike in sales over the past week, but publishers and booksellers are having a hard time keeping up with demand.

Electronic health records miss 33% of medical errors, study finds

Electronic health records were introduced to help hospitals reduce medical errors, but a new study suggests that they might not be doing a good job. These systems failed to detect up to 33% of medical errors in a simulated study led by researchers at the University of Utah Health, Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

More than $6 million raised in GOP governor's race; Cox leads money race

The four candidate GOP race for governor, with concerns over coronavirus, may seem more subdued; but the race for money has led to total donations over more than $6 million in advance of the Republican primary.


Researchers have developed a modified form of human insulin that successfully mimics the ultra fast-acting properties of cone snail venom insulin.

Yellowstone Had Nearly 300 Earthquakes In May—But It’s No Biggie

In a year marked with a worldwide pandemic and protests about police brutality and racial inequality, the cherry on top of an annus horribilis would be a cataclysmic supervolcano eruption.

A major study on Covid-19 and hydroxychloroquine has been retracted

There’s little evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients, but there were problems with the study suggesting it’s actively deadly. Coverage also found on CNBC, Science Magazine, Yahoo! and others.