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The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan had flattened the curve. Then travelers from the US and Europe began reimporting the...

Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes?

Nobel Prize–winning physicist Steven Weinberg's new paper tackles the mystery of why the laws of nature appear to have been composed...

2019 Was 'Probably the Worst Year in a Century' for Australia

A new report weighs the damage from record heat and raging bushfires, and concludes that the environmental damage is on an “unprecedented...

We Are in the Midst of This Coronavirus Outbreak—Now What?

WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson and senior correspondent Adam Rogers answer reader questions about the scientific and social...

Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

Earth aside, all the planets in our solar system were named after Greek and Roman gods.

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

What could be better than sailing 30 feet through the air for a two-hand jam? Staying home and analyzing it\!

Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have...

US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have...

Google Reveals Location Data to Help the Coronavirus Response

The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials.

The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

No, drinking water won’t flush the virus out of your mouth. Here’s how to inoculate yourself against bad Covid-19 information.

Covid-19 Is Killing More Men Than Women—Here Are Some Theories

Scientists can’t say for certain why the current pandemic is discriminating by sex, but it likely comes down to biology, lifestyle,...