Ford employees assemble ventilators.
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Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here's why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
Condoms can act as a disease barrier.
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Doctors hear many of the same basic questions about sex from their patients.
Who owns the Moon?
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US and international law conflicts about who would be in charge if a private company established a Moon base or colonized Mars.
OxyContin is an opioid prescribed for pain relief. But some users become addicted.
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The crisis has made recovery more difficult for those with substance use disorders. The inability to get to support group meetings, stress and illness are just some of the factors.
The courts are sheltering in place too.
The bankruptcy system has always been difficult to navigate, especially for minorities and other vulnerable groups. The pandemic is making it a lot harder.
Smiling schoolboys reveal their missing teeth.
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During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
Research the career paths of those who have the job you want.
Trying to land your dream job during the COVID-19 pandemic may be a daunting challenge. Two university-based job coaches offer insights on how to think more long-term.
Parenthood in 2020 is perhaps tougher than usual.
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Single mothers need more of a break than they get under current laws.
There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web.
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Design bloggers have long had creeping suspicion, so a team of researchers decided to analyze the aesthetics of nearly 10,000 websites.
Wind turbines in the first rays of sunlight at the Saddleback Ridge Wind Project in Carthage, Maine, March 20, 2019.
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How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
English scientist Roger Bacon believed everyone has a responsibility to think for themselves.
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Roger Bacon believed people should test their beliefs rather than accepting what they're told. To rise to the challenge of coronavirus, that means first combating ignorance.
Remote worship is becoming the norm during the pandemic.
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Most Christian churches were relying heavily on 'collection plates' to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.
While there’s no evidence COVID-19 can be spread through food, companies must weigh the risks all the same.
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While there's no evidence the coronavirus is spread through food or packaging, company executives could be prosecuted if that changes – and they chose to keep a plant open despite a factory outbreak.
Reading lets you experience another time, place, even mind.
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
Nearly lost at sea, Robinson Crusoe lands on an island only to reckon with isolation, solitude and his own life.
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Isolation. Despair. Facing our demons. What does the most-translated novel tell us about living with COVID-19?
Storm clouds are stirring over the Fed.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
it’s never good to find your data locked up.
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Police experience in crisis and hostage negotiation could come in handy when dealing with cybercriminals who have, effectively, kidnapped data.
The Big Texan restaurant, Amarillo, Texas.
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Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.
On the internet, anyone can express their views, like they can in Speakers’ Corner in London – it’s up to the audience to guard against disinformation.
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A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
U.S. Red Cross volunteers in 1918.
The so-called 'Spanish flu' didn't actually come from Spain. What else do people often misunderstand about this famous crisis?