Stand-up comics have turned to social media, Zoom, and drive-in theaters—with serious learning curves.
Alexandra Marvar is a freelance journalist and the managing editor of Being Patient, an editorially independent source for brain health science and news. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Nation.
Lockdown means songwriting sessions on Zoom, live shows on YouTube, jam sessions uploaded to SoundCloud—and some odd jobs.
Machine learning is sifting through millions of chemicals in a postmodern hunt for something promising.
While Trump’s reported fondness for an unproven plant extract as COVID-19 cure may be just his latest deranged fantasy, some experts say the U.S. is sleeping on plausible options.
Following an alarming spike in dog bites, animal behaviorists and dog bite researchers say coronavirus-related stress may be driving canines crazy.
Vaccine experts say the science behind Russia’s vaccine may be promising, but their approach demonstrates a terrifying lack of caution.
Recent studies indicate SARS-CoV-2’s impacts on the brain—from memory lapses and depression to strokes and seizures—could plague survivors for years, decades, even generations.
Inundated with tourists fleeing lockdowns, Savannah, Georgia’s fight against COVID-19 has been an uphill battle. New vaccine trials offer a source of hope—and another battlefront.
One recent survey found that more men believe pandemic-related conspiracy theories than women, political affiliation aside. But as with all things coronavirus, it’s complicated.
Posing as a harmless messenger molecule, the coronavirus persuades human cells to do its bidding. Treatments will need to unmask it as an intruder—or even deceive it right back.