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(20 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 24, 2021 . . . Delta is for Danger . . .
Three experts present a Covid-19 update focusing on the surging delta variant and what can and should be done to contain it.
. Series: Pandemic (12 Articles, 15669 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 5, 2021 New evidence of humans in the Americas 30,000 years ago
New evidence from a cave in Mexico suggests that humans were in the Americas 30,000 years ago, before the last glacial maximum. If further studies of the artefacts confirm that they were made or used by humans, it will re-write the prehistory of the Americas.
. Series: Human evolution (2 Articles, 2941 views)
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2021 Whose Reality Wins?
The insurrection at our nation's capitol marked a declaration of war not just between Trump supporters and opponents nor between right and left, but between two incompatable realities. It's time to choose. Series: Hate speech, hate crimes (2 Articles, 1930 views)
(21 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 3, 2020 How much is a face mask worth? Try $3000
A team of economists and public health experts at Yale University calculate that every face mask worn during the Covid-19 pandemic saves society at least $3000 because of lives saved. Flip that over and you realize that every person choosing not to wear a mask in public is costing the rest of us that much or more. Series: Pandemic (12 Articles, 15669 views)
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 6, 2020 The coronavirus as a reality check
There's a lesson to be learned from the coronavirus. In this postmodern world, where highly politicized narratives trap us and memes are our marching orders, the virus can remind us that there's a bedrock reality that commands our attention. Series: Pandemic (12 Articles, 15669 views)
(22 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 1, 2020 Climate--we're turning the clock back 3.3 million years
Two new studies add urgency to the climate-change crisis. One shows that there will soon be more CO2 in Earth's atmosphere than at any time in the last 3.3 million years. The second details the human and economic impacts of predicted sea-level rise and coastal flooding. Series: Climate change (3 Articles, 4303 views)
(14 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 13, 2020 To mask or not to mask, that is the question
New research from teams in the US and the UK identify wearing face masks in public as the most effective and least disruptive way to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Series: Pandemic (12 Articles, 15669 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 14, 2020 What didn't he know and when didn't he know it?
In trying to understand Trump's dangerous and deadly mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, his torrent of lies and inevitable blame-shifting lead to the question, "What didn't he know and when didn't he know it?" Series: Pandemic (12 Articles, 15669 views)
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 6, 2019 Something new to worry about -- Quasi-resonant Amplification
People around the world have been experiencing extended periods of extreme weather--heat waves, drenching rains and floods, Arctic deep-freezes. These are caused or made worse by "quasi-resonant amplification"--huge, slow-moving meanders of the jet stream. Series: Climate change (3 Articles, 4303 views)