Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Drugmakers pledge safe COVID-19 vaccine amid fears of political rush

Drugmakers pledge safe COVID-19 vaccine amid fears of political rush

Leading drug companies have signed a pledge promising...
A Grim Reality of Reopening: More Mold

A Grim Reality of Reopening: More Mold

Last month, I took a road trip to North Carolina. The area had just experienced an extremely wet and rainy spring, and the Airbnb I was staying in had been...
SpaceX may attempt 3 rocket launches on Sunday

SpaceX may attempt 3 rocket launches on Sunday

SpaceX may launch three rockets on Sunday, weather...
How Animal Activists Exposed the Brutality of Factory Farming

How Animal Activists Exposed the Brutality of Factory Farming

Last week’s episode of the Get WIRED podcast introduced listeners to Direct Action Everywhere—one of the most radical animal-rights organizations around—and the group’s leader, Wayne Hsiung. We learned...
The FDA Just OK'd Emergency Use of Plasma for Covid-19

The FDA Just OK’d Emergency Use of Plasma for Covid-19

In a hastily-called press conference Sunday evening, President Donald Trump and the heads of the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Health and Human Services announced what the president...
California Wildfires Can Create Their Own Terrifying Weather

California Wildfires Can Create Their Own Terrifying Weather

Then the wind, a critical component in spreading wildfires, went haywire. “Even though the surface winds were pretty weak, there was a low-level jet above the mountains,” says Craig Clements,...
CDC: How Maine overnight camps prevented coronavirus transmission

CDC: How Maine overnight camps prevented coronavirus transmission

The camps all followed the same plan that...
Bill Gates Is Still Optimistic

Bill Gates Is Still Optimistic

Bill Gates was already one of the world’s richest people, the cofounder of Microsoft and architect of our modern computing experience, and a hugely influential philanthropist. This year he gained...
Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won’t Fix Climate Change

Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won’t Fix Climate Change

To that end, the researchers modeled different scenarios for emissions as humanity bounces back from the pandemic. With a recovery still reliant on fossil fuels, emissions would be 10 percent...
What the Science of Animal Networks Reveals About Protests

What the Science of Animal Networks Reveals About Protests

The living world turns chaos into order by making large structures out of small units. The sublime coordination of a flock of birds or a school of fish—built iteratively from...

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