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Coronavirus Can Infect Cats

Tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo have tested positive for the virus, and studies show that house cats—but apparently not dogs—can become infected.

April 6, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs

COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs—and Their Risks

Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs about her article “The Risks of Building Too Many Bio Labs,” a joint project of the New Yorker and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ...

April 3, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Steve Mirsky

Science News Briefs from around the Planet

Here are a few brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about the discovery of an intact chicken egg dating to Roman Britain.

March 28, 2020 — Sarah Lewin Frasier

Exponential Infection Increases Are Deadly Serious

Listen in as I use two calculators to track the difference in numbers of infections over a short period of time, depending on how many people each infected individual infects on average...

March 24, 2020 — Steve Mirsky
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