Tuesday, July 7, 2020
No, You Don't Need to See President Trump's Medical Records

No, You Don’t Need to See President Trump’s Medical Records

Not all health issues are created equal. As a matter of medical and political ethics, maybe the only salient issues are those that could endanger a person’s life while in...
Astronomers Track a Fast Radio Burst to Its Source—a Magnetar

Astronomers Track a Fast Radio Burst to Its Source—a Magnetar

With the culprit in hand, astronomers can now focus on pinpointing the nitty-gritty physics at play. Over the past month, a flood of papers has appeared as theorists have speculated...
Coronavirus Guide: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, and Economics

Coronavirus Guide: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, and Economics

For the time being, generic drugs could prove helpful to those battling Covid-19. Blood from recovered patients is also promising, though getting it to those in need is a challenge....

You can help a Mars Rover’s AI learn to tell rocks from dirt –...

Mars Rover Curiosity has been on the Red Planet for going on eight years, but its journey is nowhere near finished — and it’s still getting upgrades. You can help...
Archaeologists Discover the Largest, Oldest Maya Monument Yet

Archaeologists Discover the Largest, Oldest Maya Monument Yet

As far as we had determined, it took another few centuries, until around 350 BCE, for those early Maya villages to coalesce into the large city-states of the Classic Period....
A Triple Threat Imperils Millions of People Across Africa

A Triple Threat Imperils Millions of People Across Africa

Driven by climate change, heavy rains this spring gave rise to vast swarms of locusts that have been obliterating crops across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, leaving a trail of...
Major Hydroxychloroquine Trial Shows No Prevention Benefits

Major Hydroxychloroquine Trial Shows No Prevention Benefits

Diagnostic test kits might have shown that fewer people actually had the disease than the study claimed—what Wachter calls an “overcall,” something that might be more likely in a place...
16 Health Workers Talk About Their Battles With the Pandemic

16 Health Workers Talk About Their Battles With the Pandemic

Health care workers the world over have never faced combat with anything quite like Covid-19, a disease that spreads rapidly and so far has killed more than 360,000 people...
An Onslaught of Crises Has Created a Modern Paradox

An Onslaught of Crises Has Created a Modern Paradox

If you’re one of the lucky modern humans, you don’t lack food or water, you’ve got access to primo health care, and you don’t have to worry about a predator...
Watch SpaceX and NASA Launch Two Astronauts to the ISS

Watch SpaceX and NASA Launch Two Astronauts to the ISS

Once Behnken and Hurley are in space, it will take about 19 hours for the Crew Dragon to catch up with the space station. During that time, the astronauts will...

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