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Sunscreens for sale at a Walgreens drug store. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Do chemicals in sunscreens threaten aquatic life? A new report says a thorough assessment is ‘urgently needed,’ while also calling sunscreens essential protection against skin cancer

Rising concern about possible environmental damage from the active ingredients in sunscreens could have ripple effects on public health if it causes people to use less of them.
Las inundaciones provocadas por huracanes como Irma en Florida pueden saturar los sistemas de alcantarillado y propagar patógenos. Brian Blanco / Getty Images

El 58 % de las enfermedades infecciosas humanas puede empeorar con el cambio climático

Una reciente investigación confirma que las inundaciones, el calor extremo y otros peligros climáticos aumentan el contacto entre humanos y agentes patógenos y afectan a la capacidad del organismo para combatir enfermedades.
Flooding from hurricanes like Irma in Florida can overwhelm sewer systems and spread pathogens in other ways. Brian Blanco/Getty Images

58% of human infectious diseases can be worsened by climate change – we scoured 77,000 studies to map the pathways

It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 sent volcanic dust and gases circling the Earth, creating spectacular sunsets captured by artists. William Ashcroft via Houghton Library/Harvard University

Cómo los atardeceres rojos de Hawái permitieron a un científico aficionado descubrir las corrientes en chorro

El reverendo Sereno Edwards Bishop movilizó a los capitanes de los barcos para rastrear las extraordinarias puestas de sol que aparecen en todo el mundo después de la erupción del Krakatoa en 1883.
Anak-anak penyandang autisme memiliki karakter khusus dan perlu strategi pembelajaran yang juga spesifik. Olesiabilkei | Raisingchildren.net.au

Memajukan pendidikan untuk anak autisme di Indonesia, apa kendalanya?

Kekosongan regulasi yang operasional menjadi salah satu faktor terhambatnya layanan pembelajaran untuk anak-anak autis yang memadai. Kolaborasi antara aktor pendidikan dan masyarakat juga kurang.
Calls for help at Chicago’s Cook County jail, where hundreds of inmates and staff have COVID-19, April 9, 2020. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

Prisons and jails are coronavirus epicenters – but they were once designed to prevent disease outbreaks

In the 1790s, penal reformers rebuilt America’s squalid jails as airy, hygienic places meant to keep residents – and by extension society – healthy. Now they’re hotbeds of COVID-19. What went wrong?
What kind of ratings works best? Pixel Embargo/Shutterstock.com

Rating news sources can help limit the spread of misinformation

People think they’re good at detecting disinformation, but most people actually aren’t. A group of researchers searches for the best way to help users steer clear of online deception campaigns.
Predatory fish are among the most vulnerable species to human pressures. Rich Carey/Shutterstock

New map shows that only 13% of the oceans are still truly wild

The world has some 500 million square kilometres of ocean. But just 55 million square kilometres remain untouched by intensive human activities such as fishing.
The formula industry has responded to the decline in sales to white women at home by ramping up its marketing to Black and brown women overseas. (Shutterstock)

U.S. support of formula over breastfeeding is a race issue

American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.
In Season 3 of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Anthony Bourdain took viewers to Tanzania. CNN

Anthony Bourdain’s window into Africa

When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent’s diverse cultures and populations.

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