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Fedor Kossakovski is a producer with Miles O’Brien Productions and a freelance science writer.
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Health Jan 14At-home COVID test availability is growing. Can it help turn the tide?
At-home testing aims to solve some of the hurdles that have hindered efforts in the U.S., but not all tests are equal nor are they all useful for the same situations.
Science Dec 04From north to south pole, climate scientists grapple with pandemic disruptions
Researchers are working within the limitations and developing innovative solutions -- and some say they have new perspectives on how human health is connected to the health of the planet.
Science Oct 14Why understanding superspreaders is key to controlling COVID-19
COVID superspreading events happen almost exclusively indoors – meatpacking plants and prisons, bars and overnight camps – so environment is definitely important. But why most people do not transmit the coronavirus and some transmit a lot is still a mystery.
Science Sep 09Why some hurricanes grow into massive storms — and why they are hard to predict
“The worst forecaster nightmare is having a storm bearing down on a populated coastline. You go to bed and it's a tropical storm and you wake up with a Cat[egory] 4.”…
Health Jul 29Why people are taking more coronavirus risks as the pandemic drags on
Even as COVID-19 cases are surging to new heights across the U.S., it makes sense that people are likely to be more lax in their precautions than during the early days of the crisis, experts in risk perception say.
Science Jun 16With every flush, a stream of data for these coronavirus trackers
Samples can’t be traced back to an individual, but researchers can start narrowing in on a geographical area where individuals are shedding the virus.
Science Apr 09This antibody test could offer a clearer picture of how the body responds to COVID-19
These aren’t as much about detecting whether you have COVID-19, but instead whether you’ve ever been exposed to it -- which would deepen our understanding of who is getting sick, particularly people who are asymptomatic.
Science Mar 23What is a ventilator and how does it help COVID-19 patients?
It's estimated that almost 1 million COVID-19 patients in the country will require a ventilator.
Science Mar 13One simple chart explains how social distancing saves lives
The key message is to act, and act fast.
Science May 14What Kilauea’s eruption can reveal about volcanoes on other worlds—and possibly, alien life
The Kilauea volcano provides a natural laboratory on Earth to study volcanoes found on other planets and moons in our solar system.