What Other Coronaviruses Tell Us About SARS-CoV-2

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What Other Coronaviruses Tell Us About SARS-CoV-2

By TARA C. SMITH

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, our extensive knowledge of other coronaviruses informs our understanding.

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Have your own questions about the coronavirus? Submit them in the article's comments section, and tune in to a live Q&A with the infectious disease researcher Tara Smith, at 4 p.m. ET today (Friday, May 1) on Quanta's YouTube channel.

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The Animal Origins of Coronavirus and Flu

By  TARA C. SMITH

Zoonotic diseases like influenza and many coronaviruses start out in animals, but their biological machinery often enables them to jump to humans.

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QUANTIZED COLUMNS(2019)
 

How to Permanently End Diseases

By TARA C. SMITH

Smallpox was eradicated relatively quickly, but other diseases have proved harder to eliminate. The reasons are a mix of biology and psychology.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
 

Common Sense Comes Closer to Computers

By  JOHN PAVLUS

The problem of common-sense reasoning has plagued the field of artificial intelligence for over 50 years. Now a new approach, borrowing from two disparate lines of thinking, has made important progress.

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(2019)ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
 

Machines Beat Humans on a Reading Test. But Do They Understand?

By  JOHN PAVLUS

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

What Might Be Speeding Up the Universe's Expansion?

By  THOMAS LEWTON

Physicists have proposed extra cosmic ingredients that could explain the faster-than-expected expansion of space.

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New Wrinkle Added to Cosmology's Hubble Crisis

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

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Math After COVID-19

By  KEVIN HARTNETT

Modern mathematics relies on collaboration and travel. COVID-19 is making it
increasingly difficult.


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TOPOLOGY
 

Mathematics as a Team Sport

By KEVIN HARTNETT

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