The Wonderful Instagram World Where Thor Is a Drag Performer

The Wonderful Instagram World Where Thor Is a Drag Performer

For a second, suppose that Jennifer Lopez never became the chart-topping, stadium-rocking, Super Bowl halftime-performing, Hustlers star she is today. Suppose everything turned out different. Imagine she led a normal, below-the-radar lifestyle as everybody’s favorite Aunt Jenny. In this alternate timeline, maybe Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t skyrocket into movie stardom and instead lives as a gender-fluid…

Scientists May Be Using the Wrong Cells to Study Covid-19

Scientists May Be Using the Wrong Cells to Study Covid-19

By now there’s little doubt about hydroxychloroquine: It doesn’t work for treating Covid-19. But there’s a bigger, more important lesson hidden in the story of its failure—a rarely-mentioned, but altogether crucial, error baked into the early research. The scientists who ran the first, promising laboratory experiments on the drug had used the wrong kind of…

Israeli Hackers Develop Tech to Combat Domestic Violence

Israeli Hackers Develop Tech to Combat Domestic Violence

In a small country like Israel—the population less than 9 million people—every murder makes national headlines. But the October 2019 killing of Michal Sela, a 32-year old social worker from Jerusalem, stood out. Sela’s husband allegedly stabbed her multiple times in front of their 8-month old baby before stabbing himself in a failed suicide attempt.…