El sueño de Jacob de Salvator Rosa (c. 1665).
Cuando buscamos trabajo, queremos estar en la lista blanca, no en la negra. Los sombreros negros son los hackers malos, mientras una mentira blanca es aceptable. ¿Esas metáforas reflejan racismo?
National governments are using political lobbying and empty symbolic efforts to stave off an "in danger" listing for their World Heritage sites.
Soda contributes to obesity and other diseases.
But the taxes have to be well-designed to avoid being overly regressive and targeting the poor.
A Pennsylvania election worker processes mailed-in ballots for the state’s primary election in May 2020.
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Voting by mail is rarely subject to fraud, does not give an advantage to one political party over another and can in fact inspire public confidence in the voting process.
Policemen in Seattle, Washington, wearing masks made by the Red Cross, during the influenza pandemic, December 1918.
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?
George Floyd’s death sparked a movement.
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A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
Millennials are less likely to drive than older generations.
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Research shows that millennials don't drive as much as previous generations, largely because of their beliefs.
The economic impact of coronavirus restrictions can also take a human toll.
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Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
‘Jacob’s Dream’ by Salvador Rosa (c. 1665).
We want to be whitelisted and not blacklisted for jobs. White lies make stretching the truth okay, but you don't want to receive a black mark on your record.
Daily deaths from COVID-19 have rarely been below 600 in the U.S. since March.
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There's no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
A list of rules from the U.S. Public Health Service in 1918 to reduce the chances of contracting or spreading the devastating flu pandemic.
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How politicians and the public in Denver, Colorado handled the 1918 flu epidemic is relevant to today.
With the coronavirus risk, many therapy sessions have moved online to video calls.
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With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
A discarded medical glove in Jersey City, N.J., April 27, 2020.
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The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
Volunteers helped city workers paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the street near the White House.
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Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Watch out, Karen coming through.
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Generic names can take on a linguistic life of their own, becoming powerful forms of social commentary.
Oliger Merko, ‘Season of Love’ detail, oil on canvas, 2014.
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In a system that treats people as objects to be counted, chained, searched and assigned a number, art is a way for prisoners to reassert their agency – and reclaim their lives.
Protesters filled the newly named Black Lives Plaza, near the White House, on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Protests over police violence and white supremacy have erupted in almost 600 US cities. A historian of black social movements says what's happened after George Floyd's death is unprecedented.
A woman eats ice cream at Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City on May 30, 2020 in New York City. All 50 states have begun to reopen after weeks of stay-at-home measures.
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If coronavirus is still circulating, why are we safer now that social distancing measures have been relaxed? A public health expert explains.
Emergency medical technicians bring a patient into Wyckoff Hospital in the Borough of Brooklyn on April 6, 2020 in New York.
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While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
As states open up, more coronavirus spread is expected, and models can show whether public health measures are working.
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There are different types of epidemiological models. Those that rely on understanding of how disease spread are most useful now that most states have passed their peak case numbers.