It takes a tremendous amount of computing power to simulate all the components and behaviors of viruses and cells.
Thomas Splettstoesser scistyle.com
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
Suspected pirates surrender to the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of Somalia in 2009.
LCDR Tyson Weinert/U.S. Coast Guard
In 2019, there were fewer attacks and attempted attacks on ships than there had been in 25 years. The coronavirus may bring economic and political changes that make piracy worse in the coming years.
A pedestrian walks past graffiti in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Even as Americans are all told to remain at home, millions are now unemployed and must scramble to figure out how to pay for that home.
The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals, sits empty.
AP Photo/Nick Wass
This isn't the first time sports have been put on hold. But in the past, the reprieve was brief, and sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together. This time's different.
Seattle residents walk past a wall of posters encouraging Americans to fill out their census forms.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
It's important to strike a balance between protecting Americans' privacy and having accurate statistics for governments and businesses to make data-based decisions.
Undocumented immigrants are at risk of an undercount in 2020.
U.S. Census Bureau
The United States is at risk of lacking data from more than 10 million undocumented immigrants in the 2020 census.
Jobs could be hard to keep or find for quite a while.
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The economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely harm new workers in distinct ways with long-term effects, three economists say.
Californians wait in line to vote on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu
The modern poll tax isn't paid in money, but in time – how long it takes a person to get to a polling place, and, once there, how long it takes for them to actually cast their ballot.
Salvaging items from a destroyed home near Lebanon, Tenn., March 3, 2020, after tornadoes ripped across the state.
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
In the Southeast US, tornadoes strike at night more often than in other regions. This poses special challenges for getting early warnings to the public.
Voting machine operator David Schaefer, right, helps voter Kaitron Gordon with her ballot on Tennessee’s Super Tuesday primary in Nashville after deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of voting.
As the race for the Democratic nomination narrows to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, what does it all mean for November? We asked three scholars to closely analyze the Super Tuesday results.
US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a cricket stadium, in Ahmedabad, India.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
During a recent visit to India, Trump spoke at the world's largest cricket stadium. Cricket came to India in the 18th century through British sailors and is a revered cultural institution in India.
More than 1 million people in the U.S. are addicted to cocaine.
Addiction to cocaine is wildly difficult to conquer. But physicians may soon have a new type of gene therapy for patients that makes the drug less alluring.
Premature infants are at higher risk for lung diseases.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
The talamanca hummingbird, or admirable hummingbird, is found in Costa Rica and Panama.
How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
New research suggests that a newborn is exposed to bacteria and fungi in the womb.
Fungi live in everyone's gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
Elders are looking at new living arrangements geared toward their desires, not a developer’s.
The baby boomers aren't going to do anything like their elders, and looking for different housing arrangements is yet another example.
A damaged Confederate statue lies on a pallet in a warehouse in Durham, N.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, after protesters yanked it off its pedestal in front of a government building.
AP Photo/Allen Breed
Where do old Confederate statues go when they die? The former Soviet bloc countries could teach the US something about dealing with monuments from a painful past.
In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from Sudan TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast.
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History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Visitors and performers at Brazil’s ‘Confederate Party,’ held each April in São Paulo state.
The Confederate flag debate has arrived to Brazil, pitting black activists against the Brazilian descendants of soldiers who fled the South after the Civil War.
Family members of Sunni men and boys in Iraq accused of supporting ISIS hold up pictures of their arrested relatives.
AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo
Iraq beat the Islamic State. Now, its Shia government is jailing and even executing all suspected terrorists – most of them Sunni Muslims. The clampdown may inflame a centuries-old sectarian divide.