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Triangulating Math, Mozart and ‘Moby-Dick’

She also discusses “The Luminaries,” by Eleanor Catton, winner of the 2013 Booker Prize. Every year, Dr. Hart and a friend speed-read the shortlist. That year, once she got three-quarters…

Homeless Americans fear vaccine conspiracies. Here’s how cities are intervening.

When it came time for residents and staff at the New York Avenue homeless shelter in northeast Washington, D.C., to receive their first doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, David Durham,…

These states are rolling back Covid restrictions, including mask mandates, indoor capacity caps

In the first week of March, Republican governors in Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and West Virginia announced significant loosening of statewide pandemic restrictions like mask mandates and indoor capacity limits. These…

‘Pray for a miracle’: Covid long-haulers fight debilitating symptoms a year later

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. 05:51 Share this – One out of three Covid patients, or 8.4 million Americans, have…

Mars rover Perseverance goes for first drive

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. 03:45 Share this – NASA says the Perseverance rover took its first short drive of…

The Virus Spread Where Restaurants Reopened or Mask Mandates Were Absent

Even as officials in Texas and Mississippi lifted statewide mask mandates, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday offered fresh evidence of the importance of face…

10 Women Changing the Landscape of Leadership

It all started with my mom, Thelma Bataille, who spent 30 years working in Silicon Valley. For me, she was one of those “Hidden Figures.” I grew up seeing women…

Some LGBTQ People Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to the Covid Vaccine

So far about 54 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and of those nearly 28 million have been fully vaccinated.…

Coronavirus News Roundup: February 27–March 5

The items below are highlights from the free newsletter, “Smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19.” To receive newsletter issues daily in your inbox, sign up here. Grassroots volunteer efforts are…

In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

Scientists in Oregon have spotted a homegrown version of a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that first surfaced in Britain — but now combined with a mutation that may make…