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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down

9 hours 18 min ago
This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline.

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

14 hours 13 min ago
Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Leaders Change Course

16 hours 58 min ago
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas ordered most state residents to wear masks in public, after opposing local officials’ efforts to require them. Britain’s prime minister urged restraint when pubs reopen this weekend.

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:17
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.

The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:51
A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.

Live Coronavirus News: Updates and Video

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:46
The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.

Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:16
He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.

Did a Mutation Help the Coronavirus Spread? More Evidence, but Lingering Questions

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:29
Researchers claim that a predominating variant had a “fitness advantage.” But many experts are not persuaded.

Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It Soon.

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:00
Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Sets Case Record

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:39
The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.

Australia Thought the Virus Was Under Control. It Found a Vulnerable Spot.

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:28
The authorities have locked down 300,000 people in heavily immigrant areas around Melbourne, reinforcing the coronavirus’s outsized impact on disadvantaged communities.

Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:21
The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Some States Halt Reopenings and Indoor Dining as Cases Surge

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:28
New York City will not resume indoor dining next week. Iranian officials announced new shutdown measures in cities across 11 provinces. President Trump believes the virus will “sort of just disappear.”

Researchers Debate Infecting People on Purpose to Test Coronavirus Vaccines

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:00
The technique, called a human challenge trial, has been used to evaluate other vaccines.

Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:53
Millions of additional coronavirus tests may be processed with “pooling,” enabling widespread surveillance as the country struggles to reopen.

Anders Ericsson, Psychologist and ‘Expert on Experts,’ Dies at 72

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:05
His research helped inspire “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book on the keys to excelling.

Live Coronavirus Updates: New Cases in U.S. Are Up 80% in Past 2 Weeks

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:38
Officials in eight states announced single-day highs, as the Midwest sees the beginnings of a resurgence. A New Jersey family that lost five members is focused on a cure.

Coronavirus Was Moving Through NY in Early February

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:21
Antibodies appeared in blood samples taken later in the month, a new study finds.

In Early February, the Coronavirus Was Moving Through New York

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:21
Antibodies appeared in blood samples taken later in the month, a new study finds.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci Warns U.S. Could Hit 100,000 Daily Cases, and Officials Fight Vaccine Skepticism

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:37
Top U.S. health officials testified to Congress about the virus. New York added California and seven other states to its quarantine list. The European Union is set to reopen its borders but plans to bar travelers from the U.S., Brazil and Russia.