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As COVID-19 case numbers start to plateau in various places, some governments are now focusing on how best to ease restrictions and reopen the economy. In the absence of herd immunity for the population—for which the threshold may be as...

Ethel Freeman became famous in death, even though no one knew her name. For months, she was one of the many nameless people who lost their lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s deadly intersection of race and class. Her...

Several of the fertility world's top advisory bodies have strongly urged fertility clinics to stop or severely scale back services...

It is a strange time to be alive as an Asian American disabled person who uses a ventilator. The coronavirus...

Police with riot gear
By Michele Goodwin, Ms. | 06.01.2020

Photo by munshots on Unsplash

The past few days have been traumatizing for our nation, with the murder of George...

An iPhone in someone's hand
By Gregory Walton, AFP | 05.24.2020

Doha (AFP) - Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison,...

A supermarket with empty shelves
By Lois Beckett, The Guardian | 05.21.2020

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Why do Americans represent less than 5% of the world’s population but nearly a...

A map of the United States
By Ed Yong, The Atlantic | 05.20.2020

here was supposed to be a peak. But the stark turning point, when the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the...

Women in a California prison
By Cassie Da Costa, The Daily Beast | 05.18.2020

Director Erika Cohn’s new film, Belly of the Beast, part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival which goes...

Inside a large greenhouse
By Erik Stokstad, Science | 05.18.2020

Photo by Erwan Hesry via Unsplash.com

A major change to U.S. regulation of biotech will exempt some gene-edited plants from...

Many babies in cots
By Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times | 05.16.2020

The babies lie in cribs, sleeping, crying or smiling at nurses, swaddled in clean linens and apparently well cared for,...

A painting of burying victims of the Black Death
By Lizzie Wade, Science | 05.14.2020

Wikimedia Commons: Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt: The people of Tournai bury victims of the Black Death. 

When the Black...