Patrons eat outside at a small cafe in West Reading, Pennsylvania, as the community begins to reopen.
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Local leaders and business owners have had to get creative to help their residents stay healthy and keep community economies going.
A salon owner scans a customer for fever before performing a service.
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'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators shooting tear gas next to St. John’s Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020 in Washington D.C., during a protest over the death of George Floyd.
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The chemical weapon, tear gas, was used in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orlando and several other cities to control crowds protesting the death of George Floyd. But what is it? Does it cause harm?
How many times a day do you use soap?
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With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Carbonation and flavors are all that go into most seltzers.
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Bubbly waters are becoming increasingly popular. While these carbonated, sometimes flavored beverages might cause slight harm to teeth, they are far better than soda. They might even be good for you.
Goggles let students visit college campuses without having to travel.
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Touring a college in person may be out of the question for a while due to COVID-19. Can virtual reality tours fill the void?
When you share information online, do it responsibly.
Here's what to watch out for, so you can protect yourself – and your social circles – from lies, half-truths and misleading spins on current events.
To understand the effects of a big die-off, researchers set up experiments with wild boar carcasses.
Brandon Barton, Mississippi State University
Death is a natural part of ecosystems. But it's unusual for a large number of animals to all die at once. Researchers are investigating how a mass mortality event affects what's left afterwards.
Asking a person who is memory impaired to tell stories from bygone holidays may help trigger a happy memory.
Asking loved ones with memory problems to discuss holiday memories can help them retrieve some memories, studies suggest. In turn, that can improve mood and quality of life.
Black servicemen from WWII faced limited options and denial as they sought GI benefits after the war.
Although the GI Bill enabled generations of former service members to acquire higher education and enter the middle class, the bill's benefits were distributed in ways that create uneven outcomes.
A woman walking with a white cane, which has become a symbol of independence for people who are blind.
People who are blind have made great strides in the workplace in the 55 years since the US first observed White Cane Day. Yet discrimination in employment still remains, two experts explain.
Bigger, bigger, biggest.
Have you recently harvested a big fruit from your garden? Here an expert's tips on how to go from jumbo to gargantuan with your tomatoes.
It’s impossible to conduct truly causal research on media consumption and suicide.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Wild boar in a swamp in Slidell, Louisiana.
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Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
Il y a un court laps de temps entre le moment où une tique mord et celui où elle transmet une bactérie ou un virus.
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La maladie de Lyme monopolise une grande partie de l'attention lorsqu'il est question des problèmes causés par les tiques. Mais il en existe une quantité d'autres aussi dangereuses, voire plus.
There’s a short window between when a tick bites and when it passes on bacteria or virus.
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Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common in the United States. A public health entomologist outlines some of the lesser-known threats ticks pose to human health.
Dogs often react with great fear to July 4th celebrations. Border collies such as this dog are especially sensitive to loud noises.
Millions of Americans love the fireworks on July 4, but millions of dogs will tremble in fear. A vet explains the causes and solutions to this doggie dilemma.
Oh-so-cute raccoons can carry diseases and also fight with pets. If you don’t want raccoons around, minimize food sources such as bird seed.
As humans encroach on wildlife habitats, it's only natural that wildlife come into yards and playgrounds. Here are some tips to peacefully coexist, or to keep critters away if you don't want that.
The U.S. Census struggles to accurately count the number of children under 5.
In 2010, approximately 1 million children under the age of 5 were not counted in the census. That meant less state funding for critical services like Early Head Start and SNAP.
While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, very few do.
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While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, statistics – and the upcoming NFL draft – show most are sadly mistaken and would be well served to earn their degrees.