Es tentador tomar un descanso de tantas precauciones.
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La fatiga pandémica es real y es agotador permanecer en alerta máxima mes tras mes tras mes.
Voting is well underway in many states. Here, an early voting station in Lincoln, R.I., Oct. 13, 2020.
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Experts explain five big threats to this year's election, from Russian interference to voter intimidation at the polls – plus some tips to make sure every vote is counted.
It’s tempting to take a break from pandemic precautions.
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It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
College students are making plans to head home for the holidays at the same time U.S. COVID-19 case numbers are rising.
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Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
States have tried shutting down bars and limiting restaurants to outdoor seating to slow the coronavirus’s spread.
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States have been experimenting with more targeted approaches to slow the coronavirus's spread. Two strategies stand out.
Several sports events have been disrupted by extreme weather events, such as wildfires in 2020.
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While the sports sector’s environmental impact is not fully understood, it has a social platform and reach to influence a significant number of people worldwide to choose more sustainable behaviors.
Brainlike computer chips promise powerful computers that use little energy.
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Artificial brains are far in the future, but computer chips that work like brains could keep computers advancing when today's silicon transistor chips reach their limit.
Families are still the primary caregivers for older Americans.
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Americans 65 and older are living longer. The change toward longer old age in the U.S. will have profound effects on health care needs, families and what it means to be old.
China has clashed with neighbors over its fishing in the contested South China Sea, pictured here. Controversially, Chinese fishermen also venture as far as Argentina and Ecuador.
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Chinese fishermen are illegally trawling South American waters, inflaming tensions with the US. But for centuries Washington used aggressive fishing to expand its overseas presence, too.
Prisoners clearing vegetation to prevent the spread of a wildfire in Yucaipa, California.
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Relying on incarcerated workers in emergencies such as the wildfires ravaging parts of the US is a cheap alternative for states. But what protections are there for prisoners?
Trump accepts the nomination from the South Lawn of the White House.
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The Republican National Convention wrapped up with Trump sounding familiar themes but speaking from an unusual location.
Evacuations during Hurricane Laura could increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
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Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
The arrival of flu season will put more pressure on hospitals already facing the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
Manganese nodules on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the southeastern United States, discovered in 2019 during the Deep Sea Ventures pilot test.
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Companies are eager to mine the deep ocean for valuable mineral deposits. But scientists are concerned about impacts on sea life, including creatures that haven't even been discovered yet.
Flaring gas at an oil production site outside Williston, North Dakota.
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Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
Known as Mary Beale’s ‘Portrait of a Mathematician,’ could the circa 1680 painting depict Hooke?
Online sleuthing and deductive reasoning identifies what appears to be the only existent portrait painted of the celebrated scientist during his lifetime.
Florida cities like Miami have resorted to issuing their own protective rules as coronavirus case numbers climb.
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A close look at Florida's economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.
Voters in Lexington, Kentucky, waited more than 90 minutes to vote on June 23.
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Overall, waiting times may be improving – but long waits are still common in Black communities.
The same stay-at-home recommendations meant to protect older adults from COVID-19 can also leave them feeling isolated and lonely.
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Social distancing is leaving older Americans more isolated and opening them up to serious health risks.
On June 26, Texas’ governor ordered bars to close as COVID-19 case numbers spiked, particularly among younger adults. This Houston bar, photographed in late May,
voluntarily shut down shortly before the order after two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Texas hospitals are filling up with new COVID-19 cases, and many of the people falling ill are young.