Global Officials Call For Free Access to Covid-19…

Government science advisers from the US and 11 other countries Friday called on scientific publishers to make all research related to the coronavirus and Covid-19 more freely available. In an open letter, the advisers, including…

The US’ Health Depends on How It Cares…

Worldwide, the novel coronavirus is officially a pandemic. Within the US, 44 states and Washington, DC have identified people infected with the virus. The global wave of Covid-19 is about to crash over the country—and…

Can You Calculate Pi by Drawing a Circle?

If you think about it, pi is really weird. This irrational number shows up in the craziest places. If you swing a mass back and forth on string, there's a pi in there. It pops…

Covid-19 Is Nothing Like the Spanish Flu

Unfortunately, the two purported sources for the 2.5 percent fatality rate were published more than 40 years ago and their authors are no longer with us. I was able to reach public health expert Niall…

This Weeks Cartoons: Face Recognition, Bots, and Likes

Friday, March 13, 2020. By Mick Stevens, with cartooncollections.com. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube have moved to hide or obscure likes. Would that make the internet healthier? Thursday, March 12, 2020. By P. C. Vey,…