Neutralizing antibodies attach to the tips of the spike proteins of the SARS CoV-2 virus.
A biologist explains what proteins do in viruses, how they interact with human cells, how the vaccine delivers mRNA into the cell and how antibodies protect us.
Through the Paris Agreement, the world’s countries agreed to work to keep global warming well under 2 degrees Celsius.
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US backing of the Paris Agreement has an influence on food security, health and safety and the future warming of the planet.
Until now the U.S. hasn’t coordinated its disaster aid and development spending.
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The Trump White House questioned the value of foreign aid and neglected policies related to helping low-income countries. But US aid had already needed improvement.
Just 20 amino acids for chains in various combinations to create the thousands of varieties of proteins in our body.
A biologist explains where proteins come from and what role the 20,000 or so proteins in your body play in keeping you alive and kicking.
La policía antidisturbios se enfrenta a los manifestantes en Lima, Perú, el 12 de noviembre de 2020.
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Después de convertirse en el tercer presidente del país en seis días, Francisco Sagasti debe llevar al país a elecciones y construir una mejor democracia. No es una tarea sencilla. Otros políticos peruanos fracasaron ante empresas similares.
Riot police face off against protesters in Lima, Peru, Nov. 12, 2020.
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After becoming Peru's third president in six days, Francisco Sagasti must both lead the country into elections and build a better democracy. It's a test Peruvian leaders largely failed 20 years ago.
During the first debate, Trump accused Biden of corruption.
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Millions of people gave money to Biden, Trump or both. What they get – or not – for their donations points to the real problems with America's system of campaign finance.
The next administration will need to carefully weigh the economic, social and environmental impacts of both climate change and the policy responses.
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After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.
Millions of college students have been living at home since their campuses closed due to the coronavirus.
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The U.S. was an outlier in the 20th century. It’s been typical throughout human history, and even today, it’s common practice in most of the world.
In Massachusetts, you usually wait your turn. But Joe Kennedy III decided to jump the queue.
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There aren't any clear ideological differences between the two, and Senate incumbents who aren't embroiled in scandal rarely, if ever, lose. So what's Kennedy's calculation?
The U.S. spends the most money on advertising in the world. Marketing and advertising spending in 2020 is projected to reach nearly $390 billion.
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Buy, buy, buy was a social directive after WWII.
The pandemic’s longterm effects could include city bankruptcies across the U.S.
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With sales tax revenues plummeting because of the pandemic, many cities will face bankruptcy – and that could affect everything from retirees' pensions to whether roads get fixed.
Are cats really to blame for the worldwide loss of biodiversity?
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Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
Gambar dari udara areal tambang di Kalimantan Timur.
Revisi UU Minerba 2009 masih memberikan kelonggaran bagi perusahaan tambang untuk menutup lubang bekas tambang. Ini berpotensi meningkatkan angka korban kecelakaan.
Aerial view of mining sites in East Kalimantan.
Indonesia's revised mining law is loose on the requirements for mining companies to close pits when operations are over, potentially adding to drowning casualties.
‘With Dad,’ Marlborough, Massachusetts, Oct. 29, 1998.
What do you do when the subject is a disease as much as a person, and when the disease then subsumes the person – to the point where he can't recognize his own son?
Knowing the truth about one’s origins is crucial to identity formation, according to adoption experts.
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Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
An Ohio election official on the night of the primary vote rescheduled from March 17 to April 28.
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To many, the idea that states might cancel or postpone their primary elections as a response to the COVID-19 epidemic sounds undemocratic. What's the political effect of these postponements?
Science fiction offers readers a way to rethink social dilemmas.
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Fantasy fiction provides more than escapism for young readers.
Involving children while setting up family schedules gives them ownerhship over behavior.
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A psychologist specializing in parenting offers tips to help children self-motivate while at home during the coronavirus crisis.