Maddie Bender

Coronavirus

OK, WTF Is Hydroxychloroquine and Can it Treat Coronavirus?

The antimalarial drug has been talked about as a promising treatment for Covid-19 by Elon Musk and Donald Trump, but the science isn't nearly there yet.
Maddie Bender
3.29.20
Tech news

You Can Now Access 1.4 Million Books for Free Thanks to the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is temporarily eliminating waitlists for tons of ebooks to create a National Emergency Library open to anyone with an internet connection.
Maddie Bender
3.29.20
Tech news

America's Supercomputers Are Now Helping Scientists Fight Coronavirus

From America's national nuclear labs to NASA, the nation's most powerful computers are pitching in to fight coronavirus with a mind-boggling amount of power.
Maddie Bender
3.24.20
Tech news

People Are Trying to Make DIY Ventilators to Meet Coronavirus Demand

As countries face shortages of important medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, makers are desperately trying to fill the gaps with open source designs.
Maddie Bender
3.18.20
Tech news

Scientists Discover the First Animal That Doesn’t Breathe Oxygen to Live

The parasite—which lacks mitochondria, and the genes and proteins needed for breathing—yet again expands our horizons for the possibilities of life on Earth.
Maddie Bender
2.26.20
Tech news

The Sun is Mysteriously Causing Whales to Strand and Die, Research Suggests

New research into gray whale strandings gives us a clue as to how these animals navigate and suggests that solar storms may play a role in their deaths.
Maddie Bender
2.25.20
Tech news

Climate Change Predictions Have Suddenly Gone Catastrophic. This Is Why

The latest climate models have unexpectedly started to predict nightmarish warming scenarios. Now, scientists are scrambling to understand why, and if they can be trusted.
Maddie Bender
2.7.20
Tech news

Scientists Found Harmful 'Forever Chemicals' in Pet Cats and Dogs

PFAS are in everything from clothing to non-stick pans, and can harm humans and animals in high enough concentrations. Now, scientists have found them in pet cats and dogs.
Maddie Bender
2.6.20

Mount Everest Is a Poo-Covered Death Trap, So Climbers Are Speedrunning It

Climate change and overcrowding are leading to unpredictable weather and a glut of garbage, waste, and dead bodies on Everest. Now, climbers want to make expeditions faster and safer with new technology.
Maddie Bender
2.5.20
Coronavirus

'It’s a Moral Imperative:' Archivists Made a Directory of 5,000 Coronavirus Studies to Bypass Paywalls

The potentially illegal archive is a 'moral imperative,' said one organiser.
Maddie Bender
2.4.20
Food & Drink

Materials Scientists Learn We’ve Been Brewing Espresso All Wrong

“Overall, I think honestly this might be one of the most comprehensive studies of espresso ever.”
Maddie Bender
1.23.20
Science

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses in a Glacier

Glacial viruses are understudied, and climate change may keep it that way.
Maddie Bender
1.14.20
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