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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists Discover the First Animal That Doesn’t Breathe Oxygen to Live
The parasite yet again expands our horizons for the possibilities of life on Earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses in a Glacier
Glacial viruses are understudied, and climate change may keep it that way.
Ancient Humans Tried to Defend Against Rising Seas. They Failed
7,000 years ago, people trying to protect against massive sea-level rise after a period of global cooling were forced to abandon everything they held dear. Now, modern people are facing similar challenges stemming from human causes.
Scientists Found a Planet Orbiting a Dead Star, a Glimpse Into Our Future
Astronomers have discovered a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf for the first time, giving us a new place to look for planets and a rare glimpse into the future of our Solar System.