What’s a Pandemic? Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, a novel coronavirus, has exploded out of China and spread the disease Covid-19…

Trump’s Coronavirus Policies Don’t Tackle the Pandemic

In a speech from the Oval Office at the White House Wednesday night, President Donald Trump…

Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note 

Taiwan actually combined its national health care and immigration databases to generate automated alerts based on…

Should Earthlings Chase ‘Oumuamua Into Interstellar Space?

In October 2017, an asteroid-hunting telescope in Hawaii detected something unusual. A cigar-shaped object about twice…

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Bringing Down Emissions, but Not for Long

There is, of course, the historical precedent of the original New Deal, which FDR used to…

Trump Bans Travel From Europe—but Covid-19 Is Already Here

As the number of new coronavirus cases begins to decline in China, there are new fears…

Data Sharing and Open Source Software Help Combat Covid-19

On February 27, a teenager in the Seattle area was diagnosed with Covid-19. Shortly after, researchers…

The US’ Health Depends on How It Cares for Health Care Workers

Worldwide, the novel coronavirus is officially a pandemic. Within the US, 44 states and Washington, DC,…

What’s Social Distancing? Flattening the Curve? Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered.

To keep hospitals and doctors’ offices from becoming overwhelmed with sick patients, the ultimate goal for…

Trump Declares National Emergency—but Also ‘I Don’t Take Responsibility’

The president finally declared a national emergency—“two very big words,” he admiringly observed—which will allow the…