To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.
The WHO cited a scientific study published last week suggesting that proposed COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroqine may do more harm than good in halting its study to review data.
With reports of false negatives and high death rates, it's hard to tell how accurate Oregon's COVID-19 data is. We break down all the things that could have wrong — and how they can go right.
Moss balls seem to roll around glaciers in a coordinated way, and researchers can't explain why the whole group moves at about the same speeds and in the same directions.
Evidence points to wildlife as the starting point. But it could take years to pinpoint the source.
Environment | Land | Science
Researchers offer a solution to a common problem that arises when using radiocarbon dating to determine the past activity of faults.
One question about COVID-19 we still don’t know the answer to is if people who’ve had the disease can be re-infected.
In a letter sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, these U.S. scientists said they were "gravely concerned" about the abrupt termination of a federal grant to EcoHealth Alliance.
In the 1950s, as Dr. Jonas Salk and virologist Albert Sabin worked to create a vaccine to prevent infantile paralysis, the threat from polio was already long familiar to Americans.
Federal forecasters expect 3 to 6 major hurricanes during the 2020 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 1. Rising seas and a warmer climate make storms of all sizes more damaging.
World | Technology | Science | Health
Automated ventilators are expensive. Hand-operated ventilators require a lot of labor. So these teens are on a quest to create a mechanized bag-valve-mask that'll do the job.