Scientists have discovered how to put an artificial image inside a mouse’s brain so that it behaves as if it actually sees it. This will be possible to do with humans in the future — potentially shaping our thoughts and behaviors.
Vaccines are rigorously studied and tested — but there are challenges along the way.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against holiday travel. The day after 1 million Americans got on a plane, it’s the highest volume of travelers airports have seen since the pandemic.
- Plus, how the country’s largest public university system is handling Thanksgiving.
- And, the life and death implications of delaying the presidential transition.
Guests: Axios’ Joann Muller, and Russell Contreras and State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.
Just this year alone, the pandemic and social justice movements have dramatically changed the trajectory of the election. So today, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge what’s different – whether it comes to what our country looks like, who is voting and how the last eight months have shaped this historic election.
Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Chris Jackson, senior vice president of Ipsos Public Polling, and Mark Hugo Lopez, director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center.
The election has record breaking fundraising and huge early voting totals. That adds up to lots of voter enthusiasm, mostly among Democrats.
- Plus, retail’s last shot at survival.
- And, how lawyers are adapting to a remote workplace.
Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Bryan Walsh.
Foreign and domestic actors are no longer using bots and fake accounts to influence the 2020 election. Now, bad actors are trying to trick journalists intro amplifying fake storylines.
- Plus, life after Roe vs. Wade.
- And, NASA is launching a new toilet to the International Space Station.
Guests: Axios’ Sara Fischer and Margaret Talev
Axios Today reports: Private companies are becoming more and more invested in entering the space race. That means smaller missions – with more freedom in what they can study and explore – could completely change our understanding of the universe.
- Plus, democrats are changing up their voting strategy.
- And, Johnson & Johnson has reached another vaccine trial milestone.
Guests: Axios’ Miriam Kramer, Alexi McCammond, and Caitlin Owens
Axios Today reports: We’re halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it’s now even less likely one will pass before the election.
- Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery.
- And, on the road with the Biden campaign.
Guests: Axios’ Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols.
Nearly 3.5 million acres of land have burned in California, making this the largest wildfire season recorded in the state’s history – and it’s only September. Fires are still raging up the entire west coast, air quality remains unhealthy, and entire forests have been decimated.
Our relationship with forests and fire is changing and will play a big role in how forests evolve.
- Plus, how colleges are reopening without a surge in infections.
- And, with the start of the Jewish New Year, synagogue High Holy Day services are going virtual.
Guests: Axios’ Bryan Walsh, Alison Snyder, and Erica Pandey and Benjy Renton, senior at Middlebury College.