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How Deadly Is COVID-19? Getty Images/iStockphoto

How Deadly Is COVID-19?

A biostatistician explores the question. Spoiler alert: It’s much worse than the flu.

 

Can The World’s Most Powerful Computers Stop The Coronavirus? Creative Commons/Thomas Splettstoesser scistyle.com

Can The World’s Most Powerful Computers Stop The Coronavirus?

Although some fear supercomputers will take over the world, for the time being they are humanity’s servants, which means that they do what we tell them to.

Robo-Umps Are Coming To Major League Baseball Getty Images

Robo-Umps Are Coming To Major League Baseball

Arguably, this will change the history, tradition and culture of baseball.

Should You Fly Yet? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should You Fly Yet?

An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process.

Why Some People Wear Masks And Others Don’t Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Some People Wear Masks And Others Don’t

As states reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions are flaring between rule followers and rule breakers.

Can You Get The Coronavirus From Cash? iStock

Can You Get The Coronavirus From Cash?

Recent articles suggest that COVID-19 is unlikely to spread through contaminated surfaces such as cash.

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

The economic aspects of the Compacts of Free Association are expiring and the U.S. wants to renegotiate the terms this year.

Memorial Day: Why Veterans Are Particularly Vulnerable To The Coronavirus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Memorial Day: Why Veterans Are Particularly Vulnerable To The Coronavirus

Veterans were already lacking services and facing other challenges. The virus has exacerbated things.

Don’t Let Those Blue Skies Fool You. Climate Change Is Still Happening The Conversation/Getty Images

Don’t Let Those Blue Skies Fool You. Climate Change Is Still Happening

COVID-19 shutdowns are clearing the air but pollution will return as economies reopen.

July 2020

Tuesday, July 14

How Deadly Is COVID-19?

Sunday, July 5

Can The World’s Most Powerful Computers Stop The Coronavirus?

June 2020

Saturday, June 13

Robo-Umps Are Coming To Major League Baseball

Thursday, June 4

Should You Fly Yet?

May 2020

Sunday, May 31

Why Some People Wear Masks And Others Don’t

Saturday, May 30

Can You Get The Coronavirus From Cash?

Sunday, May 24

Memorial Day: Why Veterans Are Particularly Vulnerable To The Coronavirus

Sunday, May 17

Don’t Let Those Blue Skies Fool You. Climate Change Is Still Happening

Saturday, May 9

Could COVID-19 Anti-Vaxxers Jeopardize The Recovery Process?

Monday, May 4

What Are The ‘Reopen’ Protesters Really Saying?

April 2020

Monday, April 27

Prisons Were Once Designed To Prevent Disease Outbreaks

Saturday, April 18

Terrorists, Militants And Criminal Gangs Join The Fight Against The Coronavirus

Friday, April 17

The Long History Of US Racism Against Asian Americans

Saturday, April 11

National Guard Being Activated For The Coronavirus Effort

Sunday, April 5

The New Coronavirus May Be What Ends The Global Wildlife Trade

March 2020

Sunday, March 29

The Two-Party System Is Here To Stay

Saturday, March 28

There’s Plenty Of Toilet Paper In The US — So Why Are People Hoarding It?

Friday, March 6

Why Health Officials Are More Worried About Coronavirus Than The Flu

February 2020

Friday, February 28

Guam Residents Compensated For World War II Atrocities Decades Later

Tuesday, February 25

Assisted Dying Is Not The Easy Way Out

Friday, February 21

A Military Perspective On Climate Change

Wednesday, February 19

What Happens To All That Leftover Presidential Campaign Cash?

Thursday, February 13

The 1920 Census: What History Has Taught Us

Tuesday, February 11

Not Everyone Born In American Samoa Wants US Citizenship

Wednesday, February 5

American Samoa Ruling: Who Gets To Be A US Citizen?

Monday, February 3

Why Losing Kobe Bryant Felt Like Losing A Relative Or Friend

January 2020

Thursday, January 30

When Will There Be A Coronavirus Vaccine? 5 Questions Answered

Wednesday, January 15

The Mental Health Crisis On Campus And How Colleges Can Fix It

Monday, January 6

Want To Know What Will Happen In 2020? Look To State Polls For The Answer

Thursday, January 2

7 Science-Based Strategies For Success With Your New Year’s Resolutions