Nelson: Testing the One Percent

Nelson: Testing the One Percent

What do the rich have that most of us don’t? Bryn Nelson, for The Daily Beast, reports that tests for antibodies that might indicate COVID-19 immunity are available in some high-income neighborhoods and scarce everywhere else. The tests have a catch (or two)...
McQuate: Hands-On, Online

McQuate: Hands-On, Online

In her first feature for UW News, Sarah McQuate writes about a new but now common issue for both professors and students: online classes. Remote teaching is hard enough for lecture courses. How, Sarah asks, are professors reworking their classes with labs, fieldwork,...
Yan: Fast and Furious

Yan: Fast and Furious

Preprint sites like bioRxiv get coronavirus results out quickly, Wudan Yan writes for the New York Times. But with only a simple screen and without peer review, research papers on bioRxiv and medRxiv may lead readers astray. What could possibly go wrong? Wudan gives...
Peeples: Open and Shut

Peeples: Open and Shut

We’ve been sheltering, distancing, and flattening the COVID-19 curve, Lynn Peeples writes for The Daily Beast. What’s next? Maybe cycling, Lynn says, but not on your trail or racing bike. Lynn talks to experts who make and interpret coronavirus models about continued...
Yonck: Is Intelligence Inevitable?

Yonck: Is Intelligence Inevitable?

In his new book, Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, Richard Yonck asks: Is intelligence the natural result of progress? Or an inevitable property of the universe? If you’re a reader of Stephen Hawking, Richard’s books...
Yan: Park and Swab

Yan: Park and Swab

In a dispatch for the New York Times, direct from COVID-19 ground zero in Seattle, Wudan Yan reports on drive-through SARS-CoV-2 testing at the University of Washington. UW Medicine, Wudan writes, has been running sample collection in a campus parking garage since...