The Four Rules of Pandemic Economics
A playbook that should govern America’s short-term reaction to the health crisis.
The Last Giraffes on Earth
The planet’s tallest animal is in far greater danger than people might think.
The Small Stresses of Keeping Coronavirus-Free
Why is it so, so hard to stop touching your face?
A Tiny, Lab-Size Wormhole Could Shatter Our Sense of Reality
How scientists plan to set up two black holes and a wormhole on an ordinary tabletop
A Huge Discovery in the World of Viruses
Giant phages have been found in French lakes, baboons from Kenya, and the human mouth.
The Cascading Consequences of the Worst Disease Ever
Nature is clearly in crisis—but what do researchers do when they only have imperfect data on the extent of the losses?
The New Coronavirus Is a Truly Modern Epidemic
New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails.
The New Video of One of the Scariest Places on Earth
For the first time, scientists have a clear view of the line where the giant Thwaites Glacier is leaking water into the ocean.
The Deceptively Simple Number Sparking Coronavirus Fears
Here’s what the oft-cited R0 number tells us about the new outbreak—and what it doesn’t.