Just How Historic Is the Latest Covid-19 Science Meltdown?

Just How Historic Is the Latest Covid-19 Science Meltdown?

When The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine pulled an influential pair of Covid-19 papers last Thursday, it was a rare event in scientific publishing.Could these be among “the biggest retractions in modern history,” as one observer described the news about the paper in The Lancet?

What's Social Distancing? Flattening the Curve? Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered.

What's Social Distancing? Flattening the Curve? Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered.

According to early research published in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at more than 1,000 Wuhan residents who contracted the coronavirus, it’s not just older adults that are susceptible to severe illness; people with chronic health conditions are also at a higher risk.

Galileo, Krypton, and How the True and Accurate Meter Came to Be

Galileo, Krypton, and How the True and Accurate Meter Came to Be

By way of Galileo’s simple observation so length and time were seen to be linked—a linkage that made it possible that a length could be derived not simply from the dimensions of limbs and knuckles and strides, but by the hitherto quite unanticipated observation of the passage of time.From the book The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester.HarperA century later an English divine, John Wilkins, proposed employing Galileo’s discovery to create an entirely new fundamental unit, one that had nothing to do with the then-traditional standard in England, which was a rod that was more or less officially declared to be the length of a yard.

Hundreds of Seals Are Dying on the New England Coast

Hundreds of Seals Are Dying on the New England Coast

5.Marine Mammals of MaineIt is theoretically possible though unlikely for viruses to jump species, Dr. Goldstein noted, and dogs have been known to give distemper to seals, though the opposite has not been seen.[To report a stranded or dead seal, call 866-755-NOAA.]“It’s hard when you see people intervene with animals that are not doing well,” said Ms. Doughty, whose team has responded to more than 400 stranded animals over the last month, including 30 on Sept.