We should make more use of randomised controlled trials – usually used in medicine – to understand which measures were effective in controlling COVID-19.
A repeat of 2019's disastrous fire season is possible in 2020, and it would have dire consequences.
There are three features common to most forms of insomnia that can be revelatory for those living under lockdown.
American ambivalence about government has left the courts to play an outsized role responding to public health crises like lead poisoning, asbestos-related illnesses and now, the coronavirus pandemic.
An antigen test was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in early May. A biochemist explains how COVID-19 antigen tests work.
The US and Canada have had a long, supportive relationship. But the recent closure of the US-Canada border because of the coronavirus underscores a growing divide between the two countries.
A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of jobs, income and loved ones have left people reeling. A transformation of care is badly needed.
The Russian flu was the first truly global pandemic and it was spread by an interconnected world.
More than 160 people across the UK have been keeping lockdown diaries as part of a new research project charting the pandemic.
A unique challenge is emerging in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine: how to balance intellectual property rights with serving the public good.
People taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus may be more likely to die, according to new research. But that doesn't mean the drug is killing them.
The mental health impact from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be significant. But putting a figure on the projected increase in suicides may not be accurate – and is unlikely to be helpful.
Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.
Indigenous communities are connecting over digital communities to survive and resist.
The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated how vital local-level decision-making is in Indigenous affairs – and why the government needs to listen more often.
Distancing rules will make life very difficult for smaller bars, cafes and restaurants. Our streets can be modified quickly to help save an important part of the life of cities and their economies.
Amazon's planned upcoming 'Just Walk Out' technology will let customers take items off a store's shelf, bag them, and walk straight out.
Between home and work is a window of time and space where we can choose our distractions. Staring out the train window, scrolling the news or perhaps listening to podcasts. We miss it.
The ulema's reaction to the government's decision to limit access to mosques — and the civil society's counter-reaction — should be viewed in terms of challenges to traditional theism in modernity.
Policymakers need to figure out ways to sustain the behaviors that are helping flatten the curve as cities begin to end their lockdowns.