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This chart shows which industries are rebounding amid the pandemic

This chart shows which industries are rebounding amid the pandemic

Business Insider looked at the job losses and...
Econ 3.0? What economists can contribute to (and learn from) the pandemic

Econ 3.0? What economists can contribute to (and learn from) the pandemic

For evidence that mainstream economists are taking the challenge of covid-19 seriously, look no further than the comments of Gabriela Ramos, chief of staff at the OECD, at a conference in...
Google Maps now shows you where covid-19 cases are spiking

Google Maps now shows you where covid-19 cases are spiking

The news: Google Maps has added a new feature that lets people see the number of covid-19 cases per 100,000 people for any given area, with a label indicating if...
Letter-writing is seeing a resurgence—and it's getting political

Letter-writing is seeing a resurgence—and it’s getting political

It blew up—so much so that Cochran had to create Google sheets and forms to help match up writers. And when the American Association of Retired Persons ran a...
Bogus theory says COVID-19 deaths with underlying conditions don't count

Bogus theory says COVID-19 deaths with underlying conditions don’t count

The CDC's weekly report on US COVID-19 deaths...
Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine

Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a...

WELLCOME COLLECTION In the 1950s, Albert Sabin was searching for an improved polio vaccine. To that end, his lab infected the brains of mice, chimpanzees, and monkeys with the virus...

Outschool, newly profitable, raises a $45M Series B for virtual small group classes –...

Outschool, which started in 2015 as a platform for homeschooled students to bolster their extracurricular activities, has dramatically widened its customer base since the coronavirus pandemic began.The platform saw its...

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