If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says
There’s compelling evidence that Japan, Hong Kong, and other East Asian locales are doing it right and we should really, truly mask up—fast.
“It Looks Like They’re Targeting Blue Urban Areas”: New Postal Service Plan Is Setting Off Election Alarms
An Oregon mail carrier believes a new initiative could potentially sidetrack mail-in ballots and disproportionately hurt Democrats.
What Do Your Genetics Have to Do With Your Chances of Dying From Coronavirus?
Our genes might make some of us more susceptible to COVID-19—but which genes? Geneticists are sharing their vast DNA databases to find out.
“Prepare, Prepare, Prepare”: Why Didn’t the World Listen to the Coronavirus Cassandras?
People (Larry Brilliant, Bill and Melinda Gates, the World Health Organization) have been shouting about the current pandemic—“Disease X”—near constantly for a couple of decades. But talk and action are different planets.
“The Nature of Viruses Is to Mutate”: Mapping the Spread of a Deadly Disease
Using real-time data from scientists around the world, nextstrain.org, cocreated by biologist Trevor Bedford, makes the dangerous spread of Covid-19 into a thing of multicolored, branching beauty.
Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning
At a South Korean laboratory, a once-disgraced doctor is replicating hundreds of deceased pets for the rich and famous, including Barbara Streisand. It’s made for more than a few questions of bioethics.