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239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 16:44
The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.

DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 16:43
The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.

How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 11:14
In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they enter public places. But it’s not that simple.

Live Coronavirus Updates: A More Subdued Fourth

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 08:39
Protests in Arizona focus on new restrictions. Thousands of U.S. renters face eviction. England’s pubs reopen, and Iraq’s health care system nears breakdown.

The Pandemic’s Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 08:12
Even with more than 500,000 dead worldwide, scientists are struggling to learn how often the virus kills. Here’s why.

How to Make the Best Paper Planes

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 02:00
Make this newspaper into a paper airplane. The sky’s the limit.

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:05
This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline.

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:10
Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Leaders Change Course

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:25
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas ordered most state residents to wear masks in public, after opposing local officials’ efforts to require them. Britain’s prime minister urged restraint when pubs reopen this weekend.

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:17
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.

The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:51
A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.

Live Coronavirus News: Updates and Video

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:46
The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.

Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:16
He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.

Did a Mutation Help the Coronavirus Spread? More Evidence, but Lingering Questions

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:29
Researchers claim that a predominating variant had a “fitness advantage.” But many experts are not persuaded.

Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It Soon.

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:00
Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Sets Case Record

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:39
The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.

Australia Thought the Virus Was Under Control. It Found a Vulnerable Spot.

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:28
The authorities have locked down 300,000 people in heavily immigrant areas around Melbourne, reinforcing the coronavirus’s outsized impact on disadvantaged communities.

Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:21
The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Some States Halt Reopenings and Indoor Dining as Cases Surge

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:28
New York City will not resume indoor dining next week. Iranian officials announced new shutdown measures in cities across 11 provinces. President Trump believes the virus will “sort of just disappear.”

Researchers Debate Infecting People on Purpose to Test Coronavirus Vaccines

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:00
The technique, called a human challenge trial, has been used to evaluate other vaccines.