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Scientists Predict Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Amid Virus Crisis

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:05
This year’s season is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, which makes relief strategies like group shelters risky.

These Labs Rushed to Test for Coronavirus. They Had Few Takers.

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 06:00
The fragmented U.S. health care system has hampered efforts to expand coronavirus testing, by making it difficult for hospitals to switch to new labs with ample capacity.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Delay in Lockdown Led to at Least 36,000 More Deaths, Models Find

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 04:51
Imposing restrictions even a week earlier could have saved lives, researchers found. The weekly total of unemployment claims comes out this morning, and a Census Bureau household survey suggests the income loss is widespread.

Why Is This Chocolate Shimmering Like a Rainbow?

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 02:00
This tasty treat is additive free, and it turns iridescent with a little help from physics.

New Coronavirus Outbreaks Push China to Impose Wuhan-Style Lockdown in the Northeast

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 01:00
Infections in the northeast have led officials to sequester hundreds of thousands at home. “China doesn’t want to take any chances,” one expert said.

Coronavirus World Updates

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 22:11
President Xi Jinping of China hopes to rally national pride at a once-a-year legislative meeting. Mexico has acknowledged a vast discrepancy in its coronavirus death toll.

Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 19:00
Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to development coronavirus treatments and vaccines. His financial interests and corporate roles have come under scrutiny.

Coronavirus World News: Brazil, India, China, France

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:06
Xi Jinping hopes to rally national pride in the face of global ire as his People’s Congress begins. Mexican officials will investigate why the official death toll is far smaller than the figures compiled in the capital.

Live Coronavirus News Updates and Analysis

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:06
All 50 states have begun to reopen to some degree. Infections force Ford to suspend production at two newly reopened plants.

Cyclone Amphan Slams India and Bangladesh

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:53
Millions fled, and several deaths have been reported, but for the moment, at least, residents say it appears it could have been much worse.

A New Entry in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine: Hope

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:48
Scientists are increasingly optimistic that a vaccine can be produced in record time. But getting it manufactured and distributed will pose huge challenges.

After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:39
Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaire’s and other illnesses.

NASA Names Dark Energy Telescope for Nancy Grace Roman

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:17
Dr. Roman was a pioneer at NASA, joining the agency in its early days and becoming its first chief astronomer.

The Galaxy That Grew Up Too Fast

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:06
A vast wheel of gas in the primordial cosmos is forcing astronomers to rethink how some of the universe’s largest structures may have formed.

Prototype Vaccines Protect Monkeys From Coronavirus

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 07:38
A series of animal experiments may point the way to an effective human vaccine, scientists said.

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 07:10
Our crummy connections are the biggest tech headache in the pandemic. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what to do about them.

Coronavirus Live News and Updates

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 04:46
Connecticut’s stay-at-home-order lifts today, making it one of the last states to return to business. The C.D.C. released more detailed guidance, once rejected by the White House, for reopening schools and businesses.

Hospitals Move Into Next Phase as New York Passes Viral Peak

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:00
A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.

A Visual Dispatch From One of the World’s Most Remote Islands

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:00
The inhabitants of Tristan da Cunha, which sits in the remote waters of the South Atlantic, are insulated from the coronavirus by an immense moat.

Elephants Really Can’t Hold Their Liquor

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:00
Humans and other species have a gene mutation that lets them digest alcohol. In other species, it’s missing.