The coronavirus may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states, particularly in the South and Midwest, according to new research that highlights the risk of a second wave of infections in places that reopen too quickly or without sufficient precautions.
Researchers found that when deprived of pollen, bumblebees will nibble on the leaves of flowerless plants. The damage done seems to fool the plant into flowering, sometimes up to 30 days earlier than normal.
The vast majority of us have no idea if we were, are, or will be sick. In the absence of any verifiable information, there's nothing to do but live with the knowledge that every action is possibly flawed and potentially fatal.
A number of variables can affect when herd immunity is reached, and they vary depending on the disease. How infectious is the disease? How deadly is it? And how long do people stay immune once they've gotten it?
Those yellow barriers you see by the side of the highway are designed to crumple safely during a crash and absorb a vehicle's momentum. They're made of a bunch of different materials — so would a huge Rice Krispie square work?
A viral COVID-19 conspiracy video features an interview with a researcher described as "one of the most accomplished scientists of her generation." But a closer look reveals a professional history mired in scientific controversies and spurious claims.