Computational models show why staying home really is the best idea

COVID-19 has now forced most of us into our homes for weeks. A recent study highlighted the importance of staying at home in these crucial times, even if you’re feeling well: people with mild, limited or even no symptoms at all were estimated to have caused the majority of severe COVID-19 infections and the wide geographic spread of COVID-19. Continue reading Computational models show why staying home really is the best idea

Should We Help NASA “Shoot for the Moon” Again?

by Christopher Rota figures by Hannah Zucker When the first Apollo program astronauts set foot on the Moon in 1969, their footsteps inspired a generation.  This opened a new realm of possibility for what humans can achieve with the necessary motivation and resources. Now, just over 50 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has put the wheels in motion to lay down a fresh … Continue reading Should We Help NASA “Shoot for the Moon” Again?

Understanding the Monsters of Myth Through a Rare Genetic Disorder

by Paige Hauke figures by Daniel Utter Myths play a fundamental role in explaining the seemingly unexplainable. From Greek and Egyptian gods to Bigfoot and Nessie, we search for meaning in the world and find it in stories. As our scientific understanding of the world grows, though, we take less and less meaning from these grandiose tales. However, we can use science alongside storytelling to enhance … Continue reading Understanding the Monsters of Myth Through a Rare Genetic Disorder