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Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

The social media giant gave $100 million to help local news during the pandemic, but still makes you hunt for trusted sources. Powered by WPeMatico

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Nonprofits and Companies That Are Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Donate, if you can. Everyone is trying to get by, but these nonprofits, retailers, and companies are directly helping make a difference against the novel coronavirus. Powered by WPeMatico

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Should I Stop Ordering Packages? Is It Ok to Get Takeout? Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered

Plus: What it means to ‘flatten the curve,’ and everything else you need to know about the coronavirus. Powered by WPeMatico

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An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

With public libraries closed, the Internet Archive announced an initiative to offer 1.4 million books for free online—reopening a heated copyright debate. Powered by WPeMatico

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A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for Covid-19

It alerts staff when a patient’s condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week. Powered by WPeMatico

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It’s Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

Official advice has been confusing, but the science isn’t hard to grok. Everyone should cover up. Powered by WPeMatico

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This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For

Pop culture has been inundated with catastrophe porn for decades. None of it has prepared us for our new reality. Powered by WPeMatico

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OK, This *Watchmen* Hand-Washing PSA Is Pretty Good

If Regina King can’t get you to wash your hands, who can?  Powered by WPeMatico

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Charge a Car Battery in 5 Minutes? That’s the Plan

Several companies have built lithium-ion batteries that can fully charge in a matter of minutes. Their next goal: getting these into electric vehicles. Powered by WPeMatico

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Best Kids Tablets (2020): iPad Mini, Fire Tablets, and More

In this moment of need, let there be no judgments passed about screen time. Here are the tablets you should get your kids, and why. Powered by WPeMatico