This week, we’re answering your questions about what’s going on in the news right now. Here’s what you wanted to know:
First up: What’s the deal with this new strain of COVID that’s been found in the UK?
Then: Why did Russia hack the United States again? And what information did they get?
Next: What’s in the new stimulus package?
And: What’s happening to our alcohol consumption during COVID? And how do we know if it’s a problem?
Also: Why am I seeing headlines about a “galactic federation”?
Finally: Are robots really coming for our jobs?
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Dr. Amber D’Souza, infectious disease epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Garrett Kenyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Yijing Watkins, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Skimm This for August 14, 2020