A Deadly Coronavirus Was Inevitable. Why Was No One Ready?
Scientists warned of a coming pandemic for decades. Yet when Covid-19 arrived, the world had few resources and little understanding-despite years of work that outlined almost exactly what the virus would look like and how to mitigate its impact.
As Wearables in Workplace Spread, So Do Legal Concerns
As wearable devices in the workplace spread, so do the legal concerns. Companies can now use the devices to monitor their employees’ health and track their locations. How should such technology be used to avoid legal problems?
Patients, Scientists Fight Over Research-Data Access
A controversy surrounding a study of chronic fatigue syndrome is prompting some scientists to push back against demands that they make medical research data more widely available to other researchers and patients.
Tianhui Michael Li and Allison Bishop write about the overemphasis on calculus in high school and college math courses. Statistics, linear algebra and algorithmic thinking are more valuable in the digital age.