While it may be deflating, events like the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are best watched from home this year. Here, the Harold the Fireman balloon lies face down as he readied for the parade on Nov. 27, 2019.
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Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Moral combat: Do you wear a face mask to show you care about others? Or do you refuse because you believe they defy human nature?
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Here's how governments can get more people to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco averages more than 100,000 vehicles daily.
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What if roads and bridges could signal structural problems that need repair?
U.S. Army veteran Derek Martin gives his son a big hug at a veteran support group cookout on Nov. 7, 2015.
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The rate of death by suicide is rising among veterans. The most common stressor is a serious relationship difficulty.
A transcript from the Constitutional Convention records the official report creating the Electoral College.
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Three approaches were debated during the Constitutional Convention -- election by Congress, selection by state legislatures and a popular election, though that was restricted to white landowning men.
Burnt orange skies in the middle of the day usually aren’t a good sign.
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A diverse group of experts including representatives of oil companies and banks unanimously agreed that climate change poses an existential threat to the financial system.
Staying safe this Halloween means following a few simple rules.
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There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday without trick-or-treating, but you still need to make sure you are socially distancing and wearing a mask – and not just one for Halloween.
Simple steps like wearing a face mask can lower the risk of getting COVID-19 for the wearers and those around them.
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Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Not all students have equal access to gifted and talented services.
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Racial, ethnic and class inequities regarding gifted and talented services are found in most school districts.
Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan.
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Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
More college students are uncertain about whether they will have enough to eat.
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Concerns about having enough to eat are worsening among college students during the pandemic. This could ultimately affect how many finish school, two scholars argue.
Spending money can seem a bit easier when you’re in physical pain.
New research suggests people who are experiencing physical pain are willing to spend more money than they otherwise would.
Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is one of relatively few women appointed to the federal judiciary by the current administration.
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Amy Coney Barrett may be a woman, but Trump’s other judicial appointments are 85% white and 76% male – the least diverse group of federal judges since Ronald Reagan.
Un laboratorio de ingeniería biomédica en Estados Unidos ha desarrollado una forma de neutralizar potencialmente los virus que permanecen en el aire utilizando aerosoles de colorantes alimentarios.
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Este aditamento ha sido empleado para hacer diversos estudios sobre las partículas que trasladan el COVID-19 a través del aire, o aerosoles.
Debris in Paradise, California, after the Camp Fire, Nov. 17, 2018.
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Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania have already found Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in their water systems.
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When water stagnates in pipes, harmful metals and bacteria can accumulate and make people sick. Buildings that were shut down for weeks during the pandemic may be at risk.
High-speed internet is harder to come by in the country.
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Americans depend more than ever on high-speed internet to connect to jobs, get health care and socialize. What policies really work to close the rural-urban digital divide?
The CDC recommends schools have one nurse for every 750 students. Only about 40% of schools meet that bar.
School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.
Young people have dominated Black Lives Matter protests.
Millennials and Gen Z overwhelmingly support the movement, and consumer brands are well aware of their growing spending power.
Ordinary food coloring suspended in tiny droplets in the air can generate oxygen free radicals that collide with airborne virus particles.
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Aerosols of some FDA-approved food coloring could deactivate airborne viruses.