Nearly 1,000 workers at this Smithfield Foods pork-processing plant in South Dakota contracted COVID-19 between mid-March and mid-April 2020.
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Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
The United States has 955 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr..
US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
A patient care director in New York receives the coronavirus vaccine.
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The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said 'yes,' but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
In the U.S., the internet never forgets.
A recent Labor Department memo urges agencies to avoid releasing press releases accusing companies of violating laws, to protect the companies' reputations. People are denied the same protections.
Although monetary incentives work, there are potential drawbacks.
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Millions of Americans say they won't get the vaccine. Will money change their minds? And is luring them with cash the right approach?
Según la Biblia, Dios creó el día y la noche.
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Hace poco el presidente Trump dijo que un voto para Biden 'lastimaría a Dios'. Expertos en filosofía de la religión explican qué acciones sí podrían hacerle daño al Creador, según teología cristiana.
Josh Ledesma displays safe injection supplies with outreach specialist Rachel Bolton outside the Access Drug User Health Program drop-in center in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 31, 2020.
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COVID-19 plagues an overtaxed opioid addiction treatment system.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, right, and President Trump at a Coronavirus Task Force meeting March 19, 2020.
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The rushed emergency approval for a treatment that might help COVID-19 patients has raised questions: Is the FDA abandoning its own guidelines?
God creating night and day.
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Trump recently suggested that a vote for Biden would hurt God. Religion scholars explain what, in Christian theology, it would take to injure the creator.
Is the U.S. trying to jump the queue to get vaccines first?
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Should the US be able to pre-order vaccines for its citizens when other populations around the globe are at greater risk?
American thinker John Dewey in 1946.
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Though many in the US are disoriented and disheartened by the lack of an effective federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, American thinker John Dewey would not have been surprised.
The technology of producing biological parts is advancing, raising new legal and regulatory questions.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
Hospital workers wearing biohazard suits scrub down a man in a decontamination drill.
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Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
At least half of parents of young children report having encountered negative messages about vaccines on social media.
Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
Is this face just an assembly of computer bits?
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When artificial intelligence systems try to behave like humans and make mistakes, they show their limits – but also their startling advances.
Will food laws change as more GM foods are created?
With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?
How well will artificial intelligence balance the human concept of fairness?
Artificial intelligence poses opportunities as well as dangers; understanding them – and regulating carefully – will help avoid harm to individuals and society as a whole.
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La homeopatía no tiene base científica, ni es una técnica milenaria: consiste en diluir a escalas cósmicas una sustancia de eficacia no demostrada para después pulverizarla sobre bolitas de sacarosa o lactosa.
Finding ways to link health care data in a secure and confidential way.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
The University of Dayton Arena, where March Madness will kick off again this year.
You want to pick the 'favorites,' to get accuracy points. But you also want to pick some 'underdogs,' to set yourself apart from the pack. Somewhere in the middle is an optimal solution.