SCIENCE

Pregnant Women Have Received False Results From This DNA Paternity Test

After a decadelong battle, I won a libel suit filed by a Canadian company that has turned an untold number of pregnant women’s lives upside down.

The Coronavirus Spread In A Dallas Megachurch’s Choir And Orchestra. Then It Hosted Mike Pence.

A group of First Baptist Dallas choir and orchestra members contracted COVID-19 in the lead-up to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Sunday. An infectious disease expert called it “appalling.”

Experts Fear The Current Surge In US COVID-19 Cases Could Cause A Rise In Deaths

Coronavirus cases have been spiking since mid-June, particularly among younger Americans in the South and West. The big worry is that they will pass the virus onto older, more vulnerable people.

A University Of Florida Astronomer Called Racial And Gender Diversity “Nonsense”

To anyone “harboring any doubts that systemic and overt racism still exist in academia... I would encourage you to read Haywood Smith’s racist screed,” one professor wrote in response.

At Least 18 Members Of One Family Have The Coronavirus After A Surprise Birthday Party

"Everybody says, 'Oh, it's my family. I'm going to go see my brother. I’m going to see my cousin,' and they think that’s a safe word."

The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.

The world’s premier health agency pushed a flawed coronavirus containment strategy — until it disappeared from public view one day before the outbreak was declared a pandemic.

The Black Lives Matter Protests Have Taught Us More About The Coronavirus

Even though hundreds of thousands of protesters and police crowded onto the streets, overall social distancing actually strengthened in big cities with major protests.

The FBI Used Its Most Advanced Spy Plane To Watch Black Lives Matter Protests

The aircraft is normally used to provide surveillance for big federal drug and gang busts — but flew over the Black Lives Matter protests in DC earlier this month, as well as over Baltimore during the protests following Freddie Gray's death.

Experts Are Calling For A Top Science Journal To Retract A Paper On Face Masks And COVID-19

Scientists say that the paper by Nobel Prize winner Mario Molina is based on false statements and flawed statistical analysis.

These Pictures Show What It's Like To Survive COVID-19

"I’m alive and I kiss the ground literally every morning that I wake up.”

Yale Astronomers Questioned Systemic Racism Because They Hired One Black Employee 35 Years Ago, Emails Show

“Deeply entrenched systemic racism exists in every sector of our society, including at Yale and in this department,” a group of undergraduates wrote in response.

A Major Drug Trial Reduced Deaths In People With Severe COVID-19

"It is highly affordable, easy to make, can be scaled up quickly and only needs a small dosage," said one expert.

The FDA Just Pulled Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine As Coronavirus Treatments

The federal agency noted that the two drugs are "unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19" and could cause serious side effects.

The CDC Broke Its Three-Month Silence To Tell You To Keep Washing Your Hands

"There is no way to ensure zero risk of infection," said new CDC guidelines on safety as more states reopen.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering A Generation Of Kids

Interviews with more than 40 children across the country reveal American childhood in the midst of COVID-19 — and how race and class help define which children will emerge unscathed.

Health Experts Are Sounding The Alarm About A Coronavirus Surge In Arizona

“Healthcare providers and hospitals in Arizona are issuing dire warnings,” one state representative said. “I sure hope Governor Ducey is listening.”

Scientists Slammed The WHO’s Claim About “Very Rare” Transmission From Asymptomatic Cases

“All of the best evidence suggests that people without symptoms can and do readily spread SARS-CoV2,” a group of Harvard scientists said.

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Scientists Are Questioning Past Research By The Founder of Surgisphere

“It’s like the guy went crazy with Photoshop,” said one expert in scientific image manipulation.

We May Get A Coronavirus Vaccine This Year. But It Probably Won’t Stop The Pandemic.

Hopes are running high that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready by the end of the year. But some scientists caution that the hype might be outpacing the reality.

A Major Study That Raised Concerns About Hydroxychloroquine Has Been Retracted

The study has been retracted by scientists who say they can no longer vouch for its data.

Some Cities Are Shutting Down Coronavirus Testing During The Protests

“Data is our eyes and ears in this pandemic. Without having it, we are operating blindly,” one public health expert said.

Protests Will Likely Spread The Coronavirus. These Doctors And Nurses Are Protesting Anyway.

“I’m an African American first before I’m a physician,” one doctor said.

A Dog Has Tested Positive For The Coronavirus For The First Time In The US

The victim in this case was a German shepherd. There's no evidence that pets help spread the virus.

Internal FDA Documents Show How Little Evidence The Agency Had Before Allowing Malaria Drugs To Be Used To Treat COVID-19

A May whistleblower complaint alleged that the FDA’s emergency authorization of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine came about as a result of political pressure from the White House.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launched Two Astronauts Into Space

The Crew Dragon capsule carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken will dock with the International Space Station on Sunday.

If You’re Going Out To Protest During The Pandemic, Be Careful Of The Coronavirus Risk

Your chance of contracting COVID-19 increases if you’re in a group, and tear gas may make the illness worse.

Scientists Worldwide Are Questioning A Massive Study That Raised Concerns About The Malaria Drug Hyped As A COVID-19 Treatment

The study, which found that patients treated with hydroxychloroquine were more likely to die, just got a correction, though its conclusions remain unchanged.

NYC Is No Longer The Epicenter Of The United States' Coronavirus Epidemic

As the US surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, these charts show how the NYC metro area has changed its trajectory.

The CDC Released New Death Rate Estimates For The Coronavirus. Many Scientists Say They’re Too Low.

Public health experts are accusing the CDC of bending under political pressure to say the coronavirus is less deadly.

New Zealand Is Celebrating A Bunch Of Good News About The Coronavirus

New Zealand has had no new cases of COVID-19 for five consecutive days.