A recent viral news story reported that a generation of young men is abandoning college. This is the largest female-male gender gap in the history of higher education, and it’s getting wider. This particular gender gap hasn’t been breaking news for about 40 years. But the imbalance reveals a genuine shift in how men […]

If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. Even when a much-anticipated vaccine arrives, it is likely to only suppress but never completely eradicate the virus. We will probably be living with this virus for the rest of our lives. Back in the winter, public-health officials were more […]

A new study suggests that almost half of those hospitalized with COVID-19 have mild or asymptomatic cases. At least 12,000 Americans have already died from COVID-19 this month, as the country inches through its latest surge in cases. Last winter, this magazine described it as «the most reliable pandemic number,» while Vox quoted the […]