How bad is the omicron variant?

The experiment: It’s hard to test transmission in a lab, so this is an experiment that happens in the real world. Researchers will use sequencing tests to track what fraction…

The Omicron Variant Is a Mystery. Here’s How Science Will Solve It

Starting last Friday, the race was on—between a virus and information about it. And for a while, the information moved faster, even though there was hardly any of it. Scientists…

Pocketalk Plus Voice Translator Review: A Multilingual Marvel

As we begin to cautiously flirt with the idea of traveling once again—at least in regions where Covid-19 cases aren’t on the rise—a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…

A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to recommend that the government authorize Merck’s antiviral pill molnupiravir for high-risk covid-19 patients.

The news: A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted by 13 to 10 to recommend that the government authorize Merck’s antiviral pill for high-risk covid-19 patients. The drug,…

Researchers Have a Method to Spot Reddit’s State-Backed Trolls

The use of such analysis is welcomed by those monitoring disinformation and tech policy. “New online safety regulators and independent auditors should be looking at deploying tech such as TrollMagnifier,…

These Startups Deliver Groceries Fast—Without Gig Workers

The gig economy is one of Silicon Valley’s greatest tricks of the last decade. Armed with a smartphone, a car, a bag, a bike, workers can sign up and sign…

More Companies Offer Fertility Benefits. It’s Only the Beginning

Nyasha Foy was at an alumni networking event in New York in 2016 when an older sorority sister asked if she was planning to freeze her eggs. “I was taken…

Malicious Google Play Apps Stole User Banking Info

Researchers said they’ve discovered a batch of apps that were downloaded from Google Play more than 300,000 times before the apps were revealed to be banking trojans that surreptitiously siphoned…

253 Best Cyber Monday 2021 Deals Still Available: Our Ultimate Guide

Back to Table of Contents Headphone and Earbud Deals Read our guides to the Best Wireless Headphones and Best Noise-Canceling Headphones, Best Wirefree Earbuds, and Best Workout Earbuds to learn…

The Escapist Fantasy of NFT Games Is Capitalism

Thousands of wealthier Axie Infinity players have been renting out their Axies to other players in return for a 30 or 40 percent cut of their earnings. It’s the same…