Exterior of the Pfizer World headquarters building. Pfizer produced the first COVID-19 vaccine to gain emergency use authorization.
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The FDA receives almost half its funding from companies it regulates, such as drug and medical device makers. Is this something you should be concerned about?
Officials in Quebec, Canada recently removed graphene-coated face masks from schools and daycare centers.
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Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
Texas has collected and spent more money on wind energy than any other state.
Despite a growth in revenue from wind farms, many rural school districts are being nudged by policy and law to spend the money on buildings and not instruction.
Having a diverse set of friends supports youth development.
Researchers consider how friendships that bridge across social class – "cross-class friendships" – contribute to middle school academic achievement differences based on level of parents' education.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, standing at center and facing left just above the eagle, takes the presidential oath of office for the third time in 1941.
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Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
A demonstration outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on March 29, 2021, the day Derek Chauvin’s trial began on charges he murdered George Floyd.
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There's a divergence in how a trial is conducted, what rules govern it – and the larger issue of racial justice. That divergence affects the legitimacy of any verdict.
A COVID-19 patient in an ICU unit in a hospital in Capetown, South Africa, in December 2020. A variant emerged in South Africa that has since spread to other parts of the world. Other new variants could emerge elsewhere.
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As the US vaccinates millions more people each day, the novel coronavirus works to survive. It does this by mutating. So far, several variants are worrisome. A virologist explains what they are.
Research shows small acts of kindness can make a big difference in classrooms.
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'Behavior vaccines' – practices meant to improve safety and well-being – have been around for years. An educational psychologist says they are particularly important for schools to adopt now.
How can more scientists learn to communicate like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases?
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#Scicomm is a hashtag, and there are many programs that claim to teach scientists how to be better communicators. But it's hard to show exactly what they're accomplishing.
Comments and livestreams can lead to physical fights, shootings and even death.
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Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s intensifying and triggering new disputes.
Periodical cicada in Washington, D.C., May 2017.
One of the largest groups of 17-year cicadas, Brood X, last emerged from underground in 2004. The next generation will arrive starting in April.
Be careful on the road.
Despite a decrease in traffic during the pandemic, single-vehicle car crashes increased.
Stream temperature affects the survival of fish like salmon and trout.
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Groundwater was once thought to buffer streams from warming, but an inexpensive new technique shows streams fed by shallow groundwater may be just as susceptible as those without.
No guessing who in this 1864 depiction may have been compensated after slavery ended.
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History is full of examples of nations paying out to compensate for slavery. But the money never went to those who suffered under the system, only those who profited.
One study found that 95% of baby foods tested contained at least one heavy metal.
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Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here's what parents need to know.
Busy highways are large sources of air pollution.
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Living next to a highway is not great for health, but a new study shows that running air filters indoors can remove tiny particles of pollution and lower blood pressure.
U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Miguel Cardona testifies during his confirmation hearing.
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Four experts weigh in on ways to replenish the US teacher workforce and curb burnout.
Pharmaceutical companies recalled metformin, a type II diabetes drug, after high levels of impurities of NDMA, a known carcinogen, were found in the tablets.
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A probable carcinogen known as NDMA can be created in a patient's drug or body even if there was no NDMA in the manufactured drug as it left the factory.
U.S. reliance on food assistance is rising during the coronavirus pandemic as more people grapple with economic hardship.
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A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
When they moved instruction online, many schools began distributing grab-and-go lunches.
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It helped that school food service staff quickly changed their preparation, packaging and distribution methods to feed students who were no longer eating in cafeterias.