The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends.
Inside the U.S. and Panama’s long-running collaboration to rid an entire continent of a deadly disease.
The mental toll of intensive care can be more severe than the physical one.
The space agency is carefully following pandemic measures. Elon Musk thinks they’re overblown. But they’re going to the moon together.
New observations of young stars capture the cosmic forces that can transform tiny particles into colossal worlds.
A guide to making sense of a problem that is now too big for any one person to fully comprehend
The immunity tests were supposed to be a “game changer,” but they are instead revealing that the majority of Americans are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.
Operating a mission is a labyrinthian process from start to finish, with all kinds of checks and fail-safes along the way.
A near-death experience in the ICU could have lasting effects on the brain—from PTSD to cognitive impairment on par with mild dementia.
Microbes in our gut are key to staying healthy, but scientists are coming to realize that isn’t the case for all animals.
The response to the pandemic has created a collective aversion to previously innocuous behaviors and settings.
When yellow fever swept through 19th-century New Orleans, immunity became so valuable, people were willing to go to extreme lengths for protection.
According to the administration’s own math, the pollution rules could eliminate jobs, discourage driving, and inflict billions in damage.
So far, the pandemic isn’t stopping the space agency from moving forward with a historic SpaceX launch next month.
The Swiss physicist Nicolas Gisin is using an old form of math to rethink the very basics of what we know about time.
Watching Apollo 13 for the first time, I couldn’t help fixating on how much the world has changed—not in the past half century, but in the past few months.
For some conservationists, preserving the wilderness no longer means just setting land aside and leaving animals alone.
If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular machinery.
Your bedroom mirror does the trick in the morning, but for scientists studying gravitational waves, even the tiniest of imperfections can make a huge difference.
The lockdowns, equipment shortages, and overburdened hospitals feel all too familiar.
Widespread social-distancing measures have produced some jarring effects across land, air, and sea.
How the coronavirus travels through the air has become one of the most divisive debates in this pandemic.