Latest from Aaron Steckelberg

Your questions about coronavirus vaccines, answered

With three coronavirus vaccines receiving federal clearance, we answer your questions — from when you should get vaccinated to how they work and how they were made so quickly.
  • Apr 16, 2021

How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely

Sierra Mar, a resort restaurant in Big Sur, Calif., has added new technology to reduce possible transmission of coronavirus and other of airborne pathogens.
  • Apr 14, 2021

These are the top coronavirus vaccines to watch

We are tracking 200 experimental vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic, a scientific quest moving at record-breaking speed.
  • Mar 4, 2021

It looks like the Batmobile, works on solar energy, and could be the future of cars

After decades of dreaming, a California start-up says it will roll out the first mass-produced solar cars this year.
  • Feb 25, 2021

NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, aims for dicey landing to search for ancient life

Hitting the 4.8-mile-wide landing site targeted by NASA after a journey of 300 million miles is akin to throwing a dart from the White House and scoring a bull's eye in Dallas.
  • Feb 16, 2021

How a sluggish vaccination program could delay a return to normal and invite vaccine-resistant variants to emerge

Experts warn that the current pace of vaccinations won’t just prolong coronavirus restrictions. It could also make it more likely that new “escape variants” will emerge that infect the previously immune.
  • Feb 9, 2021

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration briefing document reveals the agency’s thinking about the vaccine as agency scientists approach one of the most momentous decisions in the FDA's history. It is also the most detailed independent review yet of data that has so far been known only through company news releases.
  • Dec 8, 2020

As America struggles to reopen schools and offices, how to clean coronavirus from the air

Experts are recommending measures to ensure healthy air indoors, but across the country, they are not mandatory.
  • Jun 26, 2020

A low-flying ‘show of force’

Two military helicopters roared over demonstrators in the District, producing winds equivalent to a tropical storm. A Washington Post analysis found how low they flew.
  • Jun 23, 2020