We Asked for Flying Cars. We Got Axl…

In a classic doofus misstep, Mnuchin punctuated his tweet with a flag emoji apparently intended to display his patriotism. But he chose the flag of Liberia, which, in fairness, is similar to Betsy Ross’ original…

The Electra Townie Path Go! Is a Spendy,…

If an ebike’s motor is powerful enough to haul 300 pounds of unwieldy person, metal, and cargo up a steep hill, it's quiet, the assistance feels natural, and it allows for a huge variety of…

Social Distancing Has Become the Norm. What Have…

U.S. federal guidelines for social distancing expired last week, though there’s no indication of consensus over when and to what extent policies should be relaxed around the nation. White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx had…

Front-Runners Emerge in the Race for a Covid-19…

It’s been four months since researchers in China sequenced the novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2. In those four months, at least 3.8 million people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the deadly…

Health Officials Say No Thanks to Contact-Tracing Tech

Frieden notes that behind most of these apps are armies of traditional contact tracers, so it’s not clear—at least to him—that proximity tracing, as it’s called, even works. “You’ll read a lot of misguided stuff…