Firefighters have battled camp crud before, but COVID-19 brings new risks with the potential for heart and lung damage.
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Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters' bodies to fight off viruses. Social distancing is difficult in that environment, but fire crews are coming up with solutions.
Secret weapon or poison pill?
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Since women see men who own pets more favorably, you'd think online daters with cats in their profile pics would get more matches...
The health impact of wildfire exposure depends in part on the fire itself and how much smoke a person breathes in, how often and for how long.
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Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don't count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.
Serangga beterbangan ke arah cahaya di malam hari, tapi mengapa?
Serangga berkerumun di sekitar lampu pada malam hari. Mengapa?
Men are still sitting pretty when it comes to pay in the workplace.
Equity-based awards can form a large part of an employee's overall pay. A new report shines a light on how women are being left behind when it comes to stocks and options.
White House Coronavirus Task Force members reference a misleading chart in a press briefing.
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Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
Priests in Taiwan perform a ritual for the souls of the dead.
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Taiwan's death rituals come from multiple spiritual sources. A Taiwanese-American scholar explains what changes for those who make their home in the US.
When people need food aid, like these Nigerians, research finds they are more susceptible to extremist recruitment efforts.
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When people are hungry or not sure where their next meal is coming from, they get angry at their governments. This gives terrorist groups opportunities to recruit new members.
Animals in national parks are sometimes harassed by tourists.
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With national parks closed in many parts of North America, now is the time to rethink how we protect natural areas.
Kontak mata penting di dunia maya.
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Seorang ahli teknologi pendidikan menjelaskan ada perasaan aneh yang kita rasakan saat berkomunikasi jarak jauh lewat video.
Nary a mask in sight at a market area in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya, Ukhia, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Bangladesh. An outbreak in the refugee camps that house some 1 million Rohingya Muslims in cramped, unsanitary quarters would be calamitous.
New research shows that exposure to air pollution, including wildfire smoke, can make coronavirus particularly deadly.
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Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters' bodies to fight off viral invaders. But firefighting conditions make the usual protective measures nearly impossible.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who did not issue a stay-at-home order for his state until April 1, 2020.
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When US governors declared a state of emergency is likely pivotal in mitigating how hard COVID-19 hits their states. And it turns out that one party's governors made those decisions more quickly.
Eye contact gets warped in the virtual world.
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An educational technology scholar illuminates some of odd feelings people experience when they communicate through cameras on the web.
Vice President Joe Biden enters a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio on March 10.
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With the race for the Democratic nomination narrowed to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, six more states went to the polls on March 10. We asked three scholars to interpret the results.
River erosion in Bangladesh, Sept. 12, 2019.
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Bangladesh is on the front lines of climate change, but factors including money, gender and religion make some Bangladeshis much more vulnerable than others. Can it find inclusive ways to cope?
Sheep grazing on BLM land near Shoshone, Idaho.
Do public lands in the West belong to Westerners, or all Americans? Moving a federal agency's headquarters from Washington, DC to Colorado is the latest skirmish in a longtime struggle.
Moths flutter toward light at night, but why?
Moths and insects cluster around lights at night. Why?
The U.S. pays billions to maintain military bases in Japan and South Korea.
The Trump administration is demanding that Japan and South Korea pay more for hosting U.S. troops.
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