Featured by Kat Eschner
We’re just beginning to understand how our genes and COVID-19 mix
Genetics might explain why some people get severe COVID-19 and others don’t.
Why AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine is an important addition to the fleet of offerings
The drug company says it could produce three million doses of the vaccine in 2021 if it is approved.
How well a mask works depends on how well it fits
You’ll be more comfortable and safer if you wear a mask that is properly sized.
Conserving tropical peatlands could be key to preventing the next pandemic
These regions are areas where zoonotic diseases can originate.
Why you should think twice before opting for a valved N95 mask
Research reveals they don’t filter droplets nearly as well as other masks.
Biden’s COVID-19 response plan is missing one major component
The President-elect’s team still needs to address pandemic misinformation.
Scientists are tracking down deep sea creatures with free-floating DNA
Bits of genetic code in seawater can help scientists study fish that we rarely see.
These prehistoric rodents were social butterflies
A species of tiny mammals that lived amongst the dinosaurs might have led highly gregarious lives.
Heavy media multitasking might make you more forgetful
We still don’t completely understand how media affects our brains.
Reusable grocery bags aren’t as environmentally friendly as you might think
Five misconceptions about single-use plastics that might surprise you.