Covid-19 patients sharing ventilators is possible—but not ideal
The science of coventilation for coronavirus cases illustrates a complicated dilemma.
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover and first-ever space helicopter launch Thursday
The Mars 2020 mission will begin with July 30th’s launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:50 a.m. EDT.
Interview: Tropical paleontology and being #BlackInNature
Paleobiologist Melissa Kemp says humans have been introducing species to the Caribbean since long before Columbus arrived—and she’s helping piece that history together.
How the stress of racism can harm your health—and what that has to do with Covid-19
‘Allostatic load’ explains how chronic stress can cause wear and tear on the body, increasing your risk of hypertension, depression, diabetes, and more.
What polio in post-WWII America can teach us about living in a pandemic
My grandmother’s 1946 ‘polio summer’ featured quarantines, canceled events, and remote learning. Her story is a reminder that we’ve been here before.
The unlikely journey of an eagle feather
When an eagle dies in America, it may end up at one of our eagle repositories—unique institutions working to protect both birds of prey and Native American traditions.
Interview: A disease modeler talks Covid-19, contact tracing, and quarantine
Rae Wannier is trying to understand the effects of shelter-in-place orders—while sheltering in place.