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- 18 HOURS AGO
Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too
She’s in England, in the house she grew up in, and she has a few thoughts about chimpanzees, the coronavirus pandemic and the loo paper shortage.
- 16 HOURS AGO
D.I.Y. Coronavirus Solutions Are Gaining Steam
From Ireland to Seattle, makers and engineers are creating open-source versions of much-needed medical equipment.
- A DAY AGO
China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed.
After SARS, Chinese health officials built an infectious disease reporting system to evade political meddling. But when the coronavirus emerged, so did fears of upsetting Beijing.
- 12 HOURS AGO
Undersea Telescopes Scan the Sky from Below
Submarine neutrino detectors will hunt for dark matter, distant star explosions, and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 12 HOURS AGO
Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Taken
How to find meaning in life through authentic and autonomous living -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 11 HOURS AGO
Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 as U.S. Cases Top 140,000
The global count has passed 700,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections.
- 10 HOURS AGO
The Most Mercurial Field of All
Ultracold atomic systems are pushing the boundaries of known physics and may even set the stage for quantum computing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 8 HOURS AGO
Color Photography Relies on Potato Starch
Originally published in July 1907 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 7 HOURS AGO
U.S. Clears More Than 5,000 Outpatient Centers as Makeshift Hospitals in COVID Crisis
Ambulatory surgery centers, normally restricted to day use, can now take non-infected patients from hospitals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 7 HOURS AGO
For a Robust Recovery, Invest in Innovation
Without federal investment, the current disruption could slow down U.S. economic growth for decades to come -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- NAUTILUS11 HOURS AGO
Be Wary of a Model That Shows a Decline in COVID-19 Deaths - Facts So Romantic
We have no idea what will happen if, for example, New York runs out of ventilators or if people are sent away from hospitals too soon and infect many others.Illustration by eamesBot / ShutterstockOn April 15, 2020, 2,271 people in the United States will die from COVID-19.That day, the U.S. will be short 61,509 hospital beds, 33,440 slots in intensive care units, and 26,753 ventilators. By August, the death toll will have climbed to 81,114.April 15 is not arbitrary. It is the date a new model forecasts the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. will peak, level off for a few days, and begin to decline. The model comes from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), supported by the Gates Foundation. It was developed at the request of the University of Washington School of Medicine, other U.S. hospital systems, and state governments working “to determine when COVID-19 would overwhelm their ability to care for patients,” according to a statement from the organization. Data fed into the model includes mortality rates from the World Health Organization and U.S. local and state governments; implementation of social distancing policies across the U.S.; reports from the American Hospital Association on licensed…Read More…
- 5 HOURS AGO
A Climate Fluctuation That Could Improve Forecasts Remains a Mystery
The unknown influence of climate change has thrown a wrench into efforts to understand the Madden-Julian Oscillation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 5 HOURS AGO
Help Profs Teach Stanford's Popular, and Now Free, Online Intro to Coding Course
I signed up to be a volunteer section leader. You can too! But do it ASAP -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 3 HOURS AGO
Soylent vs. Huel--Can Powdered Meals Replace Food?
Meal replacement products like Soylent and Huel have gained a loyal following. But are these all-in-one powders and shakes really a more optimal way to get your nutrition? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- 39 MINUTES AGO
April Dunn, Louisiana Fighter for Disability Rights, Dies at 33
Ms. Dunn, who succumbed to the coronavirus, successfully pushed for legislation that provided alternative ways to gain a high school degree.