How States Can Join Forces to Expand Covid Testing

How States Can Join Forces to Expand Covid Testing

In response to testing shortages, the CDC—under direction from the White House—now recommends testing only the symptomatic. The fewer tested, the fewer bottlenecks. This means the virus will continue to spread unchecked through the asymptomatic, taking more lives and shuttering schools and businesses along the way. Luckily, there is an innovative financing system called quadratic…

The Oysters That Knew What Time It Was

The Oysters That Knew What Time It Was

This story is adapted from The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars, by Jo Marchant.In February 1954 , a US biologist named Frank Brown discovered something so remarkable, so inexplicable, that his peers essentially wrote it out of history. Brown had dredged a batch of Atlantic oysters from the seabed off New Haven, Connecticut, and…

How to Listen to More Podcasts

How to Listen to More Podcasts

With commutes cut, gyms closed, and pandemic cleaning completed, you might be finding it difficult to keep up with all of your podcast downloads. Episodes for your existing subscriptions accumulate while your idle time on the internet means you discover new podcasts to try, such as shows dedicated to Covid or those recommended for kids…