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COVID-19 SHUTDOWN MAY OBSCURE MYSTERIES OF CRACKED INTERSTELLAR COMET

Pristine alien material from the object 2I/Borisov is being exposed to space for the first time-but the coronavirus pandemic is stopping...

WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS CRUCIAL FOR FRONTLINE PHYSICIANS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

The disease spreads so fast and is so poorly understood that doctors and researchers are sharing their findings on Twitter and Facebook,...

 
 
 

CAN WE REALLY DEVELOP A SAFE, EFFECTIVE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE?

We don't know for sure, but if we can, it probably won't be easy, cheap or fast

NEWSFLASH: WE COULD LIVE ON VENUS

Originally published in March 1911

 
 
 

WHY THE PURSUIT OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE WILL NEVER END

It's because the more we learn, the more questions we find to ask

WHEN CAN WE LIFT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS? NOT BEFORE TAKING THESE STEPS

Johns Hopkins health security expert Tom Inglesby discusses the need for widespread testing, protective equipment and face coverings

 
 
 

HEART DAMAGE IN COVID PATIENTS PUZZLES DOCTORS

Up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart injury. Cardiologists are trying to learn whether the virus attacks the organ

WILD IDEAS IN SCIENCE

Science history is chock full of world-changing innovations that initially faced skepticism and ridicule for being too unconventional:...

 
 
 

NEW HOPE FOR MIGRATORY SHOREBIRDS

A report from Guatemala

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOU HAVE PERFECT PITCH?

Some famous musicians-from Mariah Carey to Jimi Hendrix-have a gift known as perfect pitch. What is it? Could you have it, too?

 
 
 

SELF-TERMINATING BIOSPHERES

Is life's persistence on Earth really the norm?

READERS RESPOND TO THE DECEMBER 2019 ISSUE

Letters to the editor from the December 2019 issue of Scientific American

 
 
 

COVID-19: THE NEED FOR SECURE LABS-AND THEIR RISKS

Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor...

HOW SEWAGE COULD REVEAL TRUE SCALE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Wastewater testing could also be used as an early-warning sign if the virus returns

 
 
 

WHY SOCIAL MEDIA ARE CRUCIAL FOR FRONTLINE PHYSICIANS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

The disease spreads so fast and is so poorly understood that doctors and researchers are sharing their findings on Twitter and Facebook,...

SQUID'S GLOWING SKIN PATTERNS MAY BE CODE

Humboldt squid can rapidly change the pigmentation and luminescence patterns on their skin by contracting and relaxing their muscles,...

 
 
 

NOTE TO POLLUTERS: SALMON ARE SENSIBLE FISH

Originally published in July 1857

THE CHALLENGE OF FINDING GENOME-BASED CANCER TREATMENTS

Fighting the disease is like trying to hit a moving target, evolutionarily speaking

 
 
 

SQUID GLOWING SKIN PATTERNS MAY BE CODE

Humboldt squid can rapidly change the pigmentation and luminescence patterns on their skin by contracting and relaxing their muscles,...

POLLING SHOWS SIGNS OF PUBLIC TRUST IN INSTITUTIONS AMID THE PANDEMIC

The ongoing effort to fight COVID-19 wins broad support, even across partisan divides

 
 
 



British Open canceled until next year as golf schedule reworked due to...

British Open canceled until next year as golf schedule reworked due to coronavirus

Golf will only have three major championships at the most this year. Read more ...

National coronavirus updates: A difficult week ahead as US death toll nears...

National coronavirus updates: A difficult week ahead as US death toll nears 10,000

The U.S. surgeon general said it will be the "hardest and the saddest" week many Americans have ever faced. Read more ...

Cashier sprayed in eyes with Lysol by customer mad about purchase limit...

Cashier sprayed in eyes with Lysol by customer mad about purchase limit, police say

The cashier told the woman there was a limit on the number of Lysol disinfectant cans that she was trying to purchase. Then police said the woman sprayed the cashier in the eyes. Read more ...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the coronavirus. Read more ...

Coronavirus Update: New York's Bronx Zoo Says Tiger Tests Positive

Coronavirus Update: New York's Bronx Zoo Says Tiger Tests Positive

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, many have wondered if animals can get the disease. It appears at least some can, according to the World Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo... Read more ...

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus

The nation's top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn't wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation. Read more ...

Wisconsin moves ahead with election, awaits Supreme Court

Wisconsin moves ahead with election, awaits Supreme Court

Wisconsin is moving ahead with plans to hold in-person voting for its presidential primary and spring election on Tuesday, despite the coronavirus pandemic Read more ...

Jamie Dimon tells shareholders he expects the coronavirus to cause a 'bad...

Jamie Dimon tells shareholders he expects the coronavirus to cause a 'bad recession' and 'financial stress similar to the global financial crisis,' at a minimum

Jamie Dimon's annual letter to JPMorgan shareholders was published Monday. In it, the bank's CEO addressed the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it could have on the US... Read more ...

Polish MPs reject voting on ruling party's plan to hold presidential...

Polish MPs reject voting on ruling party's plan to hold presidential election in May by post

Polish lawmakers rejected a ruling Law and Justice party proposal on Monday to hold a presidential election on May 10 by post. The move makes it more uncertain whether the... Read more ...

Rex Ryan draws ire of McCourty twins after Amari Cooper ‘turd' rant on ESPN

Rex Ryan draws ire of McCourty twins after Amari Cooper ‘turd' rant on ESPN

The McCourty brothers weren't fond of how ESPN handled Rex Ryan's outburst toward Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper. Ryan, 57, caused a stir last week when he criticized the... Read more ...