The new SARS-CoV-2 variant’s increased transmissibility is believed to come from a change in the spike protein, visible here in yellow under an electron microscope.
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The new SARS-CoV-2 variant is already spreading in the US and could be dominant by March, the CDC warns. Here's what that means for the masks you choose and how you practice social distancing.
Despite their high level of education, women of color with Ph.D.s say they are still treated differently in their academic fields.
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Three women of color with Ph.D.s weigh in on their experience being in the academic field.
Pro-Trump supporters, including Infowars host Alex Jones, hold a ‘Stop The Steal’ protest Wednesday in Atlanta as Georgia’s recount nears the end.
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Much as the South rejected President Lincoln's election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump's many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
Geese fly day or night, depending on when conditions are best.
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Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
Trump falsely declaring a win in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the US election, as ballot counting continued in Pennsylvania and other battleground states.
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Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on -- but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
What happens when an election is contested?
The presidential election outcome seems to be at least partially in dispute. Six scholars provide a history of contested elections in the US and explain what happens when the results are challenged.
Classroom experiments show how the coronavirus can spread and who’s at greatest risk.
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Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first debate of the presidential campaign.
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They shouted, they interrupted, they insulted – and not entirely in equal measure. But Biden and Trump also touched on the issues occasionally. Our panel of experts analyzed three key exchanges.
On the morning of Sept. 9, San Franciscans woke up to a transformed cityscape.
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The eerie San Francisco skyline evoked sci-fi movies for a reason. Filmmakers are increasingly using color grading to tinge their films with two hues, orange and teal, to unsettle viewers.
How smoke moves inside a bar or outside in fresh air can help in visualizing how the coronavirus spreads.
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The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here's what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
Trump has refused to say he will accept the outcome of the upcoming election.
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Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on -- one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?
La detección de la presencia de partículas de SARS-CoV-2 en el aire se complica por la mezcla de otras partículas en el aire.
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Con el fin de analizar y frenar la pandemia, varios laboratorios de investigación están trabajando en dispositivos que pueden detectar rápidamente el SARS-CoV-2 en el aire.
Online video consumption can become cheaper and more efficient thanks to improvements in streaming technology.
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A new standard for how videos are sent through the internet and read by your computer could make the digital world more inclusive, says media scholar Jason Schmitt.
Researchers are working on handheld devices that can signal the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the air.
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Miniaturized laboratory equipment is making it easier to identify airborne pathogens in the field, but there's still work ahead to be able to instantly determine if a room is safe or contaminated.
Cuando alguien tose, habla o incluso respira, lanza pequeñas gotas respiratorias al aire circundante.
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Estas partículas, las cuales lanzamos cada que estornudamos o hablamos, pueden provocar contagio de enfermedades. Te contamos.
Les aérosols sont constitués de minuscules gouttelettes respiratoires en suspension dans l'air.
Le 6 juillet, plus de 200 scientifiques ont écrit une lettre ouverte à l’OMS, avertissant contre le risque transmission du coronavirus par aérosol. L’institution a depuis revu ses positions.
Aerosols are made up of tiny respiratory droplets suspended in the air.
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More than 200 scientists wrote to the World Health Organization, warning about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus.
All is not as it appears on social media.
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A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
Parasites do very well for themselves, which is why they are so common in the animal kingdom.
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
A male-dominated culture is a common gender barrier for women.
The gender bias scale could help companies and other organizations better measure how women experience and perceive gender bias.