Nsikan Akpan is Health and Science Editor for WNYC in New York, New York.
Science Was Big On The Ballot This Week. Here’s What Went Down
Across the U.S., people voted on topics like healthcare, climate change infrastructure, and abortion.
FDA Approves First Breathalyzer COVID Test
A new COVID breathalyzer test returns results in three minutes. Plus, a twisting tale about moon dust, and other recent science news.
An Abrupt Departure For Biden’s Science Adviser
Eric Lander, the Presidential science advisor, resigned this week following an investigation into bullying behavior.
Here’s How Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Addresses Science
The bipartisan measure would pump billions of dollars into the fight against environmental pollution.
First Malaria Vaccine Is Approved by WHO
The parasite kills half a million people per year. How a malaria vaccine could save lives.
U.K. Approves Pfizer Vaccine
The U.K.’s emergency authorization approval could lead to vaccinations as soon as next week.
Google Is In Legal Trouble
The tech giant faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Justice Department, and early COVID data from New York City public schools are encouraging.
How Did Hurricane Laura Get So Bad, So Fast?
How Hurricane Laura got so powerful, so quickly. Plus the strange CDC decision to narrow recommendations for COVID-19 testing.
Can COVID-19 Spread Through The Air?
A dive into the debate over whether the coronavirus is airborne, plus other news from the week.