COVID-19 forced us to move a conference from a Greek island to the web, and quickly. Here’s what we learned

by Charlene Zietsma, Andreas Pekarek, Elke Schuessler, Markus Helfen and Rick Delbridge, The Conversation Conference convenors and a member of the tech support team. Author provided In May this year, we were convening a dream conference: 140 like-minded academics on a Greek island for three-and-a-half days to work on a topic we cared about—organizing sustainably.…

Let us test for COVID-19 at home

One of the great frustrations of the coronavirus era is that most discrete acts of social distancing are objectively pointless. At any given moment, even if you live somewhere cases are spiking, you are probably not transmitting the coronavirus. Yet you don’t know that — asymptomatic infection is not only possible but common — so…

What you need to know about COVID-19: Nearly half of states halt reopening plans as virus cases continue to surge

What you need to know about COVID-19: Nearly half of states halt reopening plans as virus cases continue to surge Video above: Timelapse shows beachgoers arriving at New Hampshire beach on Fourth of July despite COVID-19 concerns Parts of the country marked a very different Independence Day this year, with many celebrations going virtual or…