Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Carpetbaggers

Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Carpetbaggers

Last week, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver teased his latest project on Covid-19 to his 3.2 million Twitter followers: “Working on something where you can model the number of detected cases of a disease as a function of the number of actual cases and various assumptions about how/how many tests are conducted.”While his attempt at Twitter epidemiology…

Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes?

Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes?

The universe has cooked up all sorts of bizarre and beautiful forms of matter, from blazing stars to purring cats, out of just three basic ingredients. Electrons and two types of quarks, dubbed “up” and “down,” mix in various ways to produce every atom in existence. Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an…

How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure

How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure

With so many people stuck inside, Zoom has become the default video chat platform for millions. Its simple, accessible interface makes keeping in touch with family, friends, and coworkers a cinch. At the same time, many have found Zoom’s default privacy and security features lacking, exposing users to trolls and unwanted oversight. If you’re using…