What you need to know about Biden’s 5-point COVID-19 relief plan

President-elect Biden has a long, challenging road ahead of him. (US Dept of Defense /) President-elect Joe Biden announced the key parts of his COVID-19 relief plan this week, bringing some much-needed reassurance and guidance to America in the midst of a bungled vaccine rollout. The goal is bold: 100 million shots given out in […]

The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.

Criminalizing drugs didn’t work the way we thought it would—or did it? (PopSci/) A tall white man wearing a denim shirt stands in front of a stove. The camera follows his hand as it reaches into a carton of eggs, and then pans out to reveal a cast-iron skillet. Making eye contact with the camera, […]

Biden’s COVID-19 response plan is missing one major component

The effectiveness of public health response to this pandemic has been seriously reduced by false information about COVID-19 prevention and treatment. (Pexels/) Public health experts greeted President-Elect Joe Biden’s Monday announcement of a COVID-19 advisory board that will help shape his policy with a sigh of relief. After months of piecemeal public health advice and […]

Here’s the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have released a seven-point plan to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.  Here’s a quick rundown of the policies they plan to implement once they take office: Diagnostic testing  First and foremost, the administration plans to ramp up COVID-19 diagnostic testing across the U.S., according to the […]

How to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving, week-by-week

COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere, but that doesn’t mean Thanksgiving is canceled. (Unsplash/) For many people, Thanksgiving means traveling or hosting family and friends, greeting them at the door with hugs or kisses, and then crowding together around a table to share a sumptuous feast. Unfortunately, all of these activities are great ways to transmit COVID-19. […]

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

This 2004 image provided by the University of Rhode Island’s Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration shows the shoes of one of the possible victims of the Titanic disaster. A company’s plan to retrieve the Titanic’s radio has sparked a debate over […]

Australian carp virus plan ‘dead in the water’

Plans to release a virus to reduce numbers of invasive Common Carp in Australia are unlikely to work and should be dropped, researchers say. Australian Government scientists have asked for approval to release Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) into the continent’s largest freshwater supply to kill non-native carp. The new study, by the University of Exeter and […]

Converging on Solutions to Plan Sustainable Cities

Climate change is imposing complex, interacting effects on every ecosystem around the world, and of course, there is more change to come. Problems associated with heat stress, food availability, energy security, air quality, water quality and availability, flooding, and sea level rise affect even the most remote areas, but these issues are amplified […]