The Science Survey

Businesses such as 'Starbucks' are excited to reopen and rebuild the economy. But the question remains, what is the health cost of doing so?

A Double-Edged Sword: State Reopenings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 21, 2020

Three months after the coronavirus sent the United States into lockdown, all 50 states have begun to reo...

“This infection is not going to disappear,” said Jermey Farrar, medical researcher and director of the Wellcome Trust, a research charity based in London, England. “Without science leading us to vaccines, we will get second and third waves,” Farrar said.

A Race Against Time: The Global Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine

May 11, 2020

There are still many questions that remain unanswered about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19....

“You owe certain things to the people that you share Earth with and that’s the point of the show,” creator Michael Schur said. “The attempt, the desire to be better, is actually more important than the result. What matters is that you're trying.”

How ‘The Good Place’ Redefined the Sitcom

April 17, 2020

Sitcoms have a long history of teaching moral lessons. The moral guidelines that they teach are usually sim...

“This proposal is clearly a ruse to aggressively police low-income and homeless New Yorkers,” Michael Sisitzky, the lead policy counsel at New York Civil Liberties Union, said of the MTA’s plan to increase police officers. “The city would be better served diverting resources toward solutions that would address poverty, not criminalize it.”

The Problem with the MTA’s Plan to Combat Fare Evasion

March 6, 2020

This summer the MTA implemented a series of policies to combat fare evasion, including spending $249 million...

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