Author Archives: W. Wayt Gibbs

COVID-19: What the Autopsies Reveal

Pathologists are starting to get a closer look at the damage that COVID-19 does to the body by carefully examining the internal organs of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.

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Waiter, What’s This Worm Doing in My Sushi

Well, it’s probably there because the odds on it being so have gone way up in the last 40 years. But it’s still much more of a health problem for whales and dolphins than for us.

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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…

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COVID-19: Predicting the Path and Analyzing Immunity

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs continues to report on the coronavirus outbreak from his home in Kirkland, Wash., site of the first U.S. cases. In this installment, he talks…

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Coronavirus Hot Zone: Research and Responses in the U.S. Epicenter

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers…

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Coronavirus Hot Zone: The View from the U.S. Epicenter

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this first installment of an ongoing series, he looks at why…

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Can Small Fusion Energy Start-Ups Conquer the Problems That Killed the Giants?

A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy

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Activists Open an Online Window onto the Global Fishing Fleet

A free Web service combats illegal fishing by exposing the movements of commercial vessels to public view 

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Activists Open an Online Window onto the Global Fishing Fleet

A free Web service combats illegal fishing by exposing the movements of commercial vessels to public view 

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Bill Gates Views Good Data as Key to Global Health

In an interview with Scientific American the philanthropist talks about the statistics that inspire him most

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What Ails the Human Race?

A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world’s health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger

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