The Elegant Mathematics of Social Distancing

My cousin had to cancel his bar mitzvah, which was planned for Saturday in Washington, DC. Some 100 people were scheduled to be there, but like many houses of worship this week, the synagogue suspended…

The Wahoo Kicker Smart Bike Is a High-Tech…

Fitness can be intensely tribal. I can spot the yogis congregating outside studios or the post-barre groups at the coffee shop, but mostly from a distance as I run past. For the past two weeks,…

Panic, Pandemic, and the Body Politic

Infections don’t just attack weaknesses in the human body. They also exploit weaknesses in human society. Some disasters are small, and some disasters are just very far away. Covid-19 is neither. It’s big, and it’s…

Telemedicine Is a Safety Valve for a Strained…

“We’ve seen about a 30 percent increase compared with December,” said James Wantuck, physician and cofounder of Plushcare, a health care platform offering virtual visits and online screening. “So, the volume is increasing a lot,…

AI Is Coming for Your Most Mind-Numbing Office…

In 2018, the New York Foundling, a charity that offers child welfare, adoption, and mental health services, was stuck in cut-and-paste hell. Clinicians and admin staff were spending hours transferring text between different documents and…

17 Best Pi Day Tech Deals: Laptops, Tablets,…

Happy Pi Day! That's right it's March 14, or 3.14. To celebrate Pi Day (and get the coronavirus out of our heads for just a moment), we've rounded up all the best deals from participating…