Remote work can be a lot better than this

OPINION: Under the right conditions (i.e., not during a pandemic), telework can be great for both employers and employees

Ariane Ollier-Malaterre • knowable
April 26, 2021 ~7 min

Save the microbes!

OPINION: Recent data suggest that microbial diversity is under threat — which puts the entire planet at risk

Muhammad Saleem • knowable
April 20, 2021 ~6 min

Four ways HIV activists have saved lives during Covid

OPINION: We owe these early fighters a debt of gratitude for transforming our response to public health crises.

Monica Gandhi • knowable
April 13, 2021 ~7 min

Yes, all this screen time is hurting your eyes

OPINION: A neuroscientist says that he’s particularly worried about kids, who may have spent much of last year learning online. Some easy hacks can help.

Zhong-Lin Lu • knowable
April 9, 2021 ~6 min

The danger of high public debt is not what you think

OPINION: An overlooked consequence of huge deficit spending during the Covid-19 pandemic could be further loss of public trust in the government

Edgar Kiser • knowable
March 12, 2021 ~7 min

10 years after the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, I’m still worried

OPINION: The cleanup of the past decade at the Japanese power plant could be set back if authorities don’t properly handle a massive stockpile of contaminated water

Ken Buesseler • knowable
March 11, 2021 ~8 min

Another way that Covid can kill: Car crashes

OPINION: Traffic is down, but deaths are up. Here’s how to stay safe on the road.

Marisa Auguste • knowable
March 10, 2021 ~7 min

Abortions can happen safely — and entirely — at home

OPINION: The pandemic has taught us how we can deliver better care to patients who seek to terminate pregnancies. Now if only science could triumph over politics.

Leah Coplon and Claire Brindis • knowable
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Don’t let Covid boost another killer

OPINION: The pandemic may be interfering with our fight against drug-resistant bacteria. Luckily, the same tactics can beat back both scourges.

Mohan P. Joshi • knowable
Feb. 17, 2021 ~8 min

How enlisting dentists can speed up Covid-19 vaccinations

Dental care providers have the skills, the facilities and the trust of patients who might otherwise miss out

Mary E. Northridge • knowable
Feb. 3, 2021 ~6 min