When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.
In Boston and in the Netherlands, scientists are racing to build a vaccine against the virus strangling the world.
The outcry over free speech and race takes aim at Steven Pinker, the best-selling author and well-known scholar.
To provide some semblance of the campus experience during a pandemic, colleges say large chunks of the student body will have to stay away and study remotely for all or part of the year.
Experts say that for the first time since 1998, global poverty will increase. At least a half a billion people could slip into destitution by the end of the year.
Joining a chorus of critics, the president appeared not to realize that Harvard had received $8.6 million in stimulus funding as part of a federal aid package to universities.
Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.