NBA star LaMelo Ball stirred controversy recently with comments that school doesn’t hold much value for superstar athletes.
NBA star LaMelo Ball told GQ magazine that star athletes who want to play in the NBA ‘don’t need school.’ Was he right or wrong? And why?
Studying trends in public adverse event reporting could help researchers address vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.
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Anti-vaccine activists are using the side effect reporting system to spread fear and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. But the database could also be used as a gauge for public concerns.
A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
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Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.
Gravity feels like it’s pulling everything toward Earth, but why?
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Gravity is something every person on Earth intuitively understands: It is what keeps you on the ground. But how come gravity pulls down, rather than pushes up? Einstein came up with the answer.
The collapse of Champlain Towers is one of the worst building failures in recent memory.
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Investigators are searching for what caused the tall apartment building near Miami to suddenly fail. What they find could lead to changes in building codes.
New processed food products might contain what would otherwise be waste from other foods.
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The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
Reading diverse books can help young adults understand conversations around race better.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
Microbes are everywhere – and they aren’t all friendly.
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Scientists get up close and personal with deadly pathogens to give doctors the tools they need to treat people sickened by germs. The key is keeping the researchers – and everyone around them – safe.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
There’s virtually no association between self-esteem and sexual behavior.
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A new study finds that women are just as likely as men to assume something's wrong with a woman who decides she wants to sleep with a handful of partners.
People who dine out after the CDC recently changed mask guidelines are counting on the honor system.
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Some vaccinated people will still be wearing masks to protect themselves from people who may not be vaccinated or wearing masks.
The pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was lifted on April 23, 2021.
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The CDC first paused, then unpaused, the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to concerns about blood clots. But what are those clots, and how do they form?
Faster than light travel is the only way humans could ever get to other stars in a reasonable amount of time.
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If humanity wants to travel between stars, people are going to need to travel faster than light. New research suggests that it might be possible to build warp drives and beat the galactic speed limit.
Parents may find it challenging to get their children comfortable going back out into the world.
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As more people get vaccinated and different facets of society slowly reopen, challenges remain in the nation’s quest to get back to normal. Here are five articles that help illuminate the path.
Making time to connect one on one is crucial.
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
Maria Saravia, a worker at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital, adjusts her mother’s mask before her COVID-19 vaccination.
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Getting a vaccine is proving difficult for many older people now, but the mad rush for the vaccine won’t last long. Many people don’t want to get one at all, and that will impede herd immunity.
A coat of sand makes an effective armor.
For some sand-dwelling plants, stickiness is a defense tactic that keeps predators at bay.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
If too many Americans refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine, achieving population immunity will be difficult.
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Two in five Americans say they don’t want a COVID-19 vaccine, which is a problem. Finding out what Americans do want from a vaccine might help.
These compounds occur naturally in a number of healthy foods, including legumes and whole grains.
Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren’t all bad, which is why they’re undergoing an image makeover.