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Stories by Mark Fischetti

Coronavirus: How It Infects Us and How We Might Stop It

How does SARS-CoV-2 sneak into our body? What can our immune system do and how can the virus sometimes defeat it? How do the leading drug and vaccine candidates work? Will the virus plague us forever?...

September 9, 2020 — Mark Fischetti, Britt Glaunsinger, Macarena Carrizosa and Sunya Bhutta

The Svalbard Vault Now Has One Million Seeds

Backup seeds—held in storage as insurance against climate change—come from nearly every country in the world

July 23, 2020 — Mark Fischetti, Giovanni Magni, Stefania Guerra, Antonella Autuori and Luca Mattiazzi

Science on the Hill: Calculating Climate

For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction...

June 18, 2020 — Mark Fischetti and Steve Mirsky

A New Reality Up North

Climate change is dramatically altering life at the top of the world

August 5, 2019 — Mark Fischetti and Katie Peek

The Great Ocean Divide

More than two million square kilometers are being carved up, leaving little for the rest of the world

July 22, 2019 — Katie Peek and Mark Fischetti
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