Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park hosted more than 2.5 million visitors in 2019.
A new survey finds that Americans are willing to accept limits on visitors to public lands to reduce crowds, and want staff and visitors to wear masks.
A few people in the crowd will be responsible for the bulk of a disease’s spread.
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Epidemiological data suggests that 80% of COVID-19 cases can be traced to just 20% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2.
A health worker carries out an olfactory test to monitor smell loss to a resident 65 km from Buenos Aires city, on May 24, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
President Trump has fired four inspectors general.
President Trump isn't the first president to get rid of inspectors general. He is the first to assert that inspectors general investigations into his administration's actions are unconstitutional.
Prescription drugs in the U.S. are so costly, some people skip their medications.
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Studies repeatedly have shown that health care in general and the high cost of drugs in particular are among the top concerns of US voters. But with coronavirus, the issue may fade from prominence.
Across the U.S., millions have lost jobs, paychecks and health insurance.
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Help is out there for those many who have lost health insurance because of the pandemic. You can thank Obamacare.
Buddhist monks in Thailand pray at Phleng temple amid the COVID-19 crisis, May 11, 2020.
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Many in the West may see Buddhism as more of a philosophy than a religion, but for millions of people worldwide Buddhism is very much a faith – and prayer is part of their COVID-19 response.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
Is it that same busy squirrel you’re watching every day?
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
Justices of the Supreme Court will hear a crucial case on the limits of presidential power.
Three cases just argued in the Supreme Court have the potential to redefine the power of Congress to hold the president accountable.
Une femme regarde de nouvelles tenues anti-SRAS pour le personnel médical exposées, le 6 novembre 2003, à Shanghai, en Chine, au moment où le pays se préparait à une résurgence de la maladie, qui n’a jamais eu lieu.
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Le COVID-19 et le SRAS sont tous deux mortels - mais différents. Les symptômes du SRAS apparaissaient rapidement, ce qui l'a rendu plus facile à contenir. Le virus est donc mort.
A conceptual schematic of a laser-based method for identifying the coronavirus quickly.
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A team of physicists, virologists and computer scientists are seeking to develop a coronavirus diagnostic tool that could deliver rapid results.
Many nurses lack paid sick leave.
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American workers tend to lack many basic benefits that are incredibly common in other countries, a situation the 'Essential Worker Bill of Rights' aims to remedy.
Visitors look at new anti-SARS outfits for medical workers on display Thursday Nov. 6, 2003 in Shanghai, China, as the country braced for a resurgence. The disease never made a comeback.
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COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain. Because health officials were able to contain it, the virus died off.
A mass grave for COVID-19 victims in Brazil, which has more total cases than anywhere else in Latin America, Manaus, April 2020.
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In a Latin American country hard hit by COVID-19, an agricultural collective is stepping in to help where government won't, mounting an astonishing national pandemic response.
Working from home involves new co-workers.
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Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
A Pennsylvania dairy farmer watches 5,500 gallons of milk swirl down the drain.
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It's not as easy as you might think to divert food intended for schools and restaurants and send it to grocery stores or even food banks.
A steel engraving of the naval battle of Arginusae in 406 B.C.
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A historian of ancient Greece looks past a plague and explains how a massive government spending plan went badly awry 2,500 years ago.
Data shows that the gap has grown in recent years.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
Baseball fans look through a fence of the stadium following the cancellation of a game in Fort Myers, Florida.
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All major sports events have been canceled at this time. Two sports philosophers remind people how sports help us bond as a community and why we miss them.