VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

The Covid-19 pandemic has compelled students, teachers, and parents across the globe to embrace relatively new forms of education technology (edtech) quickly and on an unprecedented scale. At a glance, it would appear that edtech startups and their venture capital...
Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

The Biden-Harris administration has officially named Antony Blinken as its pick for secretary of state. In kind with other nominees announced in the past few days, Blinken is an experienced civil servant and foreign policy hand, having served as deputy secretary of...
The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff

The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff

The makers of a third coronavirus vaccine announced positive results in clinical trials on Monday, setting off yet another round of excited news reports. This one, produced by a partnership between a University of Oxford research institute, its spinout company...
How to Have Productive Conversations About Election Misinfo

How to Have Productive Conversations About Election Misinfo

Since Election Day, polluted information about the voting process has flooded social media. In the coming days, or weeks or months, it’s likely that someone in your life—maybe someone you know well, maybe someone you love—will believe it. Maybe they’ll make vague...
Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

Governments are already planning who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first, prioritizing the elderly and the vulnerable. Those plans should not presume that everyone who can have the vaccine will be willing to receive it. There is already much scepticism, resistance,...
Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

On Wednesday, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals published what many took to be a disheartening result: According to some headlines, a 6,000-person randomized controlled trial in Denmark had found that wearing a mask does not offer any clear...