Vaccination rates may be tied to rates of COVID-19.
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A COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the only tool for fighting this pandemic. An immunologist argues that safe pneumonia vaccines would reduce the severity of COVID-19, save lives and prevent the worst cases.
Scientists talk about their research because they want their expertise to guide real-world decisions.
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A survey of over a thousand scientists reveals that their goal when communicating about their work is to help the rest of us make evidence-based decisions that draw on scientific findings.
Joe Biden faces a disinformation campaign promulgating the false notion that he is in cognitive decline.
It’s easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden’s campaign.
A visitor looks at the faces of some of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Oklahoma National Memorial museum in Oklahoma City.
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The Sept. 11 bombings killed almost 3,000 Americans. But if you exclude that unique event for the last two decades of terrorist activity, a different picture of US vulnerability appears.
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Arabidopsis plant (left) and a mutant plant suffering from a microbe imbalance (right).
Just as humans can suffer from an imbalance of microbes in their gut, plants can suffer a similar syndrome in their leaves. This finding opens up new possibilities for improving food security.
A young African farmer.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
Theodore Roosevelt was one of many U.S. presidents who was racist.
President Woodrow Wilson told Black leaders, ‘Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.’ He was one in a long line of racist American presidents.
The Rev. Philip Dinwiddie sings to a pre-recording of mass at St. James Episcopal Church in Grosse Ile, Michigan.
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A team of scholars have been documenting the sound of worship for six years. Since the lockdown, they have heard a different form of religious expression.
Finding valid health care information on social media is harder than it seems.
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Just because YouTube recommends a video doesn’t mean it has medically valid information.
Women of color rarely ascend to positions of leadership in higher education.
Women of color are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions in higher education. What will it take to turn things around?
Protesters gather as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits a school in Maryland.
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Expansion of voucher programs may leave parents with a choice between sending children to religious schools or public schools stripped of funding.
COVID-19 has altered nearly every aspect of higher education.
From graduation ceremonies and sports to research and instruction, COVID-19 is changing the face of higher education. Here, three university presidents share their thoughts on what the future holds.
President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. had thousands of empty seats, thanks at least in part to the actions of teenagers who mobilized on the social media platform TikTok.
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If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, documents the lynchings of more than 4,400 people between 1877 and 1950.
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Research into how war-torn and fractured nations find justice and societal reconciliation finds ways to establish sustainable and lasting peace in divided societies.
Emergency hospital during influenza epidemic at Camp Funston in Kansas around 1918.
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A century ago, the influenza pandemic killed about 50 million people. Today we are battling the coronavirus pandemic. Are we any better off? Two social scientists share five reasons we have to be optimistic.
There’s nothing quite like the joy of being with one’s father – and for dads being with their kids.
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Father’s Day is approaching, raising questions about the safety of visiting fathers and grandfathers. A doctor offers guidelines.
Dead men do tell tales through their physical remains.
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People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
The coronavirus has created a meat shortage in the United States.
Shortages and price increases from the coronavirus pandemic are spotlighting solutions to future meat supply chain disruptions.
Reports show that the mortality rate among men with COVID-19 is higher than women.
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Why does COVID-19 hit men harder than women? Is the disparity in mortality rates due to male hormones or an underlying difference in the male versus female immune system?
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Sunshine Cathedral holds a drive-in Easter service in its parking lot. Each car received a Ziploc bag with a prayer card, palm leaf and pre-packaged communion.
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To keep congregations safe, religious services must take a different approach.