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Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA

SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic coronavirus that surfaced for the first time in China last year, is an equal opportunity invader. If you’re a human, it wants in. Regardless of age, race, or sex, the virus appears to infect people at the same rate. Which ...

To End the Pandemic, Give Universal Testing the Green Light

Most New Yorkers—and a huge part of the world—might agree today that there are few terrors worse than testing positive for Covid-19. That reality struck us several weeks ago. We are brothers who live together in Manhattan’s East Village and cannot ...

Turns Out, Traffic Spreads Like the Coronavirus

Just as the novel coronavirus has spread from person to person across the world, so too does traffic propagate through highways and city centers like a contagious disease. From a single crash, congestion ripples through a city, and now scientists ...

From Rags to Riches: How a Viral Photo Turned a Street Beggar Into an Online Celebrity

Four years ago, Rita Gaviola was a 13-year-old street beggar in the Filipino town of Lucban. Since then she has worked with some of the world’s hottest brands as a fashion model, starred on hit reality TV shows and gained over 100,000 Instagram ...

How to Escape From a Sunken Submarine

Ever since human beings created the first submarines, there have been other, more claustrophobic people who have stared at the devices and thought: “Nope.” For many, the thought of the pipe- and equipment-filled narrow metal confines is enough to ...

The Power Plant of the Future Is Right in Your Home

Before he took the helm of Holy Cross in 2018, Hannegan was the founding director of the Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory outside of Denver. The facility was conceived as a “grid-in-a-box” where ...

Muscle Giants, Zoom Orgies, and the New Erotics of Isolation

The request came with instructions. The only problem was that Roidpig, a designer of fantasies and something of a pleasure architect, wasn’t sure what a “soft or hard crush” meant. Eager to satisfy, he asked for more. “A soft crush,” Roidpig ...

One Way to Potentially Track Covid-19? Sewage Surveillance

Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong, a graduate student at Stanford, does not have much experience as a sewage courier—normally, they’re busy studying genetics. But as with many of us, the pandemic is upending routines. Since early March, Sinnott-Armstrong has ...

Cheap Home Audio Gear and Tips: How to Get Great Sound

Try putting a chair or other dense furniture in the corners because that's where bass tends to congregate and create weird sound problems. Also, consider placing a bookshelf or other irregular furniture on the far wall that faces your speakers—where ...

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