Harris: Brin’s Secret

Harris: Brin’s Secret

In a scoop for the Daily Beast, Mark Harris has a reveal about the disaster relief force Global Support and Development. The organization has sent first responders to the sites of hurricanes, volcanoes, and wildfires. Thanks to Mark, we now know who is behind GSD....
Ricketts: Racists Thought He was Racist

Ricketts: Racists Thought He was Racist

In a timely essay, Wendell Ricketts gives us the backstory on a scientist best known for a five-volume illustrated series on fossils published in the 1830s and 1840s. In “Louis Agassiz: A Wider context for a Scientific Legacy,” Wendell writes that Agassiz was a...
Gaines, Wilcox: Llamas, Poop, and COVID

Gaines, Wilcox: Llamas, Poop, and COVID

Got COVID-19 questions? SciShow videos have answers. Christie Wilcox and James Gaines were part of the team that found fun, informative ways to explain how to track SARS-CoV-2 in sewage and how llamas might be the key to treating COVID-19. Christie, James, and the...
Weinberger: Corona-camping

Weinberger: Corona-camping

We can now camp in some areas in Washington, Hannah Weinberger writes for Crosscut…But do we want to? Hannah interviews people who have taken overnight wilderness trips recently about their preparations and their experiences. Especially helpful is Hannah’s four tips...
Ostrander: Tunnel Vision

Ostrander: Tunnel Vision

What’s a permafrost tunnel? To find out, follow Madeline Ostrander as she enters one of only two in the world. Madeline (@madelinevo) reports for Undark from the underground science lab dug into frozen earth, just north of Fairbanks, Alaska. In some places, the tunnel...