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Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

For a century, we’ve loved our cars. They haven’t loved us back.

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From Bats to Human Lungs, the Evolution of a Coronavirus

365体育现金SARS-CoV-2, which honed its viral genome for thousands of years, behaves like a monstrous mutant hybrid of all the coronaviruses that came before it.

March 27, 2020

How Doctors Live with the Risks of the Coronavirus

The first wave of concern about hospitals in the pandemic has been about their capacity to absorb the coming surge of patients. But how can we prevent them from becoming sites of transmission themselves?

March 25, 2020

A Neighborhood Restaurant Struggles to Stay Afloat in the Coronavirus Crisis

365体育现金For the East Village restaurant and wine bar Il Posto Accanto, after New York’s mandated closure, it was time to improvise.

March 24, 2020

Why Widespread Coronavirus Testing Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

A critical shortage of swabs and other testing components is, in many cases, making it impossible for labs across the country to expand their capacity.

March 24, 2020

What It’s Like to Be a Pregnant Physician During the Coronavirus Outbreak

I do not want to stop trying to be of service during this pandemic. Does this desire to continue practicing medicine make me less of a mother?

March 24, 2020
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The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies

New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers. But can we afford them?

Parenting by the Numbers

The economist Emily Oster challenges the conventional wisdom on child rearing.

The Fight for the Future of YouTube

The video giant’s recent travails underscore a basic question: How “neutral” should social-media platforms try to be?

The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification

The city’s reputation as a place where artists and creative types can afford to live as they please is eroding.

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365体育现金Why a Psychiatrist Collected Premonitions

Sam Knight discusses his reporting on how a psychiatrist set out to collect the dreams and forebodings of the British public.