The Case for Reopening Schools

The Case for Reopening Schools

Schools are reopening in countries around the world in response to a substantial body of evidence that children are largely unaffected by Covid-19 and minimally contagious when they get infected. Experts and policymakers abroad also acknowledge that school closures perpetuate a long list of known harms to children. Yet, oddly, the US is following a…

The Search for a Covid-19 Research Animal Model

The Search for a Covid-19 Research Animal Model

Early in the morning, the day after Mardi Gras in New Orleans—an explosion of humanity unimaginable today, though it was only two months ago—a FedEx truck pulled up to a loading dock at Tulane University. Two people stood waiting. The driver pulled a cardboard box out from among the orders of shoes and toilet paper,…

Today’s Cartoon: Meeting Backdrop

Today’s Cartoon: Meeting Backdrop

Monday, May 11, 2020. By Shannon Wheeler, with cartooncollections.com. Zoom is the new office. Follow these tips to become a videoconferencing power user. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back here for more laughs throughout the week. And if that’s still not enough, you can find…