Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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Dolphins learning by design

Science | Researchers identify new ways animals are using tools and gaining skills
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/30/20, 03:25 pm

Dolphins off the coast of Western Australia are adapting to their environment much more quickly than the theory of evolution can account for. Over the past 15 years, researchers studying bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay observed the animals engaging in a new hunting technique called shelling. The dolphins learned how to chase their prey into giant empty seashells, then pick up the shell with their beak and transport it to the water’s surface.

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COVID-19 ICU mortality rate dropping

Science | Researchers analyze how the pandemic has changed over time
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/23/20, 12:57 pm

The number of coronavirus cases keeps rising, but the death rate of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is going down. New research shows coronavirus ICU mortality decreasing by nearly one-third from March through May.

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Is COVID-19 airborne?

Science | Experts continue to debate how easily the virus spreads
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/16/20, 06:48 pm

We all know that if someone with COVID-19 coughs on us, we might catch the disease. But what if we have a conversation with an infected person, or sit in the same restaurant, or pass them on the street?

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