Science & Technology

Rabbits in Europe, Asia, and Australia have succumbed to rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD). Millions have died. Now RHD is spreading in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New research suggests a shot of plasma from people who’ve had COVID-19 may protect people who haven’t had it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the U.S., businesses can ask their employees to download software that records which websites they’re on, takes screenshots of their computer, and tracks their cell phones.

Employee tracking apps surge as telecommuting continues

In the U.S., businesses can ask their employees to download software that records which websites they’re on, takes screenshots of their computer, and tracks their cell phones.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"What I worry about now is the sort of peer pressure aspect of it, that because it has become politicized because people now see that not wearing a mask, it's either bravado or it's…

Virologist on politicization of masks and their effectiveness against COVID-19

"What I worry about now is the sort of peer pressure aspect of it, that because it has become politicized because people now see that not wearing a mask, it's either bravado or it's…

from Greater LA

Amid the recent protests against police violence in LA, seismologist Lucy Jones recently tweeted, “Geoscientists: We are one of the least diverse scientific disciplines.

Why the geosciences are the least diverse of all the sciences

Amid the recent protests against police violence in LA, seismologist Lucy Jones recently tweeted, “Geoscientists: We are one of the least diverse scientific disciplines.

from Greater LA

Protests have erupted nationwide after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died at the hands of Minneapolis police on Monday.

How video evidence can work for and against African Americans facing police violence

Protests have erupted nationwide after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died at the hands of Minneapolis police on Monday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Tuesday, Twitter used a fact-check label on two of President Trump’s tweets about voting by mail.

Does President Trump have a First Amendment right to say what he wants on Twitter?

On Tuesday, Twitter used a fact-check label on two of President Trump’s tweets about voting by mail.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

from Design and Architecture

S ilicon Valley businesses are bleeding jobs because of COVID-19.

Silicon Valley is bleeding jobs. Which startups will survive COVID-19?

S ilicon Valley businesses are bleeding jobs because of COVID-19.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hazel Cho is perched on the edge of the couch, staring intently at the computer screen while twirling a strand of hair.

Let it go: ‘Frozen’ isn’t a great babysitter, but not all screen time is bad for kids

Hazel Cho is perched on the edge of the couch, staring intently at the computer screen while twirling a strand of hair.

from Greater LA

Today marks International Nurses Day, a day celebrated in honor of the men and women working in hospitals and clinics around the world.

International Nurses Day: Remembering the heroic Florence Nightingale on her 200th birthday

Today marks International Nurses Day, a day celebrated in honor of the men and women working in hospitals and clinics around the world.

from KCRW Features

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now encouraging Britons to “stay alert” instead of staying home. The UK isn’t alone in trying to figure out how to restart their economies.

As states reopen, what can the US learn from other countries?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now encouraging Britons to “stay alert” instead of staying home. The UK isn’t alone in trying to figure out how to restart their economies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that things can change — fast and unexpectedly. As much as we look for stability, things come and go, and we live and die.

Physicist Brian Greene on the science behind impermanence

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that things can change — fast and unexpectedly. As much as we look for stability, things come and go, and we live and die.

from Life Examined

The coastline of Southern California has been putting on a nightly show. Crashing waves are lighting up a neon blue as they roll in.

‘Sea sparkle’ dazzles Southern California beachgoers with natural light show

The coastline of Southern California has been putting on a nightly show. Crashing waves are lighting up a neon blue as they roll in.

from Greater LA

To take on coronavirus, the XPRIZE has created a new task force called the Pandemic Alliance.

XPRIZE creates Pandemic Alliance to accelerate scientists’ work on COVID-19 vaccine

To take on coronavirus, the XPRIZE has created a new task force called the Pandemic Alliance.

from KCRW Features

The coronavirus pandemic exposes collapsing medical systems around the world, as well as weaknesses  with health care in the United States.

How will COVID-19 leave its mark on health care?

The coronavirus pandemic exposes collapsing medical systems around the world, as well as weaknesses  with health care in the United States.

from To the Point

Biotech companies worldwide are scrambling to develop possible treatments for COVID-19.

Amgen researchers are using antibodies to develop COVID-19 treatment

Biotech companies worldwide are scrambling to develop possible treatments for COVID-19.

from Greater LA

KCRW gets tips for improving video chat quality from Hollywood pros, including a cinematographer, set designer, makeup artist, and actor.

12 ways to master the video call, straight from Hollywood professionals

KCRW gets tips for improving video chat quality from Hollywood pros, including a cinematographer, set designer, makeup artist, and actor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 is bringing back one thing that helps us feel connected: chain emails. These community-driven email lists feature all sorts of things, including recipes and prayers.

Chain mail is back, but some of it might be spreading fake COVID-19 news

COVID-19 is bringing back one thing that helps us feel connected: chain emails. These community-driven email lists feature all sorts of things, including recipes and prayers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New reports from the Bronx Zoo show that a handful of tigers and three lions are now recovering after testing positive for COVID-19.

Can animals spread COVID-19 to humans? There’s little evidence for that

New reports from the Bronx Zoo show that a handful of tigers and three lions are now recovering after testing positive for COVID-19.

from KCRW Features