Articles by

Gregory Barber

Why It’s So Hard to Predict Where the Pandemic Is Headed Next

Human behavior has changed along with the virus and public health measures to contain it. For modelers,...

The Delta Variant Is Making Covid a Pandemic of the Young

Children and teens have been spared the worst of the pandemic, but without vaccines they’re sitting ducks...

The Dam Is Breaking on Vaccine Mandates

Hopes for a “normal” fall have been dashed by variants and low vaccine uptake. Businesses and the...

These Bendy Chips Fit in Unusual Places

Researchers think these flexible semiconductors will be able to monitor your heartbeat or tell you whether your...

The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower

The deposit could power 400,000 clean-energy car batteries. There’s just one roadblock: a rare, fragile species of...

US Teens Can Get Their Covid Shot. What’s Next for Schools?

Kids as young as 12 are now authorized for Pfizer’s vaccine. That could make it easier for...

Variant Hunters Race to Find New Strains Where Testing Lags

In countries without much sequencing, new versions of the Covid virus can go unnoticed. Scientists across Africa...

The Ionizer in Your School May Not Do Much to Fight Covid

Manufacturers say the devices remove 99 percent of viruses. Researchers say such claims are unproven, and cheaper...