Until Monday, the governor urged Iowans to “do the right thing” but kept businesses open and masks optional. Now cases are surging and hospitals are filling up.
As the air gets drier, and people stay indoors with the heater on, humidity will likely play a role in how easily the respiratory virus spreads.
If approved by the FDA, Pfizer and BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine would be the first of its kind, setting a record for speed—but raising questions about distribution.
The DNA-cutting tool has been hailed as a way to fix genetic glitches. But a new study suggests it can remove more than scientists bargained for.
The suits worn by Washington state entomologists aren’t “official” hornet-fighting armor. But they were affordable—and came up in an Amazon search.
Finnish researchers just published the first big test of the “biodiversity hypothesis”—that exposure to the microbes in dirt is good for young immune systems.
Dozens of case reports have hinted that the coronavirus might trigger the onset of diabetes in people with no history of the disease.
On day three of WIRED25, Audrey **** explains how the Asian nation used open data and transparent governance to empower its citizens to code their own way out of a pandemic.
A growing number of studies are raising concerns about the coronavirus’ long-term effects on the heart. Athletes especially need to heed the warnings.
That paper on the South Dakota motorcycle rally had flaws, but it’s not useless. And it shows the US needs better data collection.