Viral surveillance and prediction may be key parts of figuring out what goes into a vaccine.
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A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.
Burger or baked good?
The ‘fool the eye’ cakes hearken back to popular paintings from another period in American history when there was anxiety over fakes, fraudsters and misinformation.
The Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving is paying the price for ignoring New York City’s vaccinate mandate – and his union’s decision to allow it.
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The reasons have a lot to do with the nature of unions as representative of workers’ views, as well as the importance of protecting their right to bargain.
Experts estimate that close to 90% of the U.S. population must be vaccinated to reach herd immunity for COVID-19.
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Vaccination campaigns like the ones that eventually eliminated polio and measles in the United States required decades of education and awareness in order to achieve herd immunity in the U.S. population.
Reckless policies are to blame for Brazil’s high death toll.
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More than 600,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A new report says the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are responsible for around half.
Ceci n'est pas un Magritte.
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Three tobacco-flavored cartridges and a vaping device have been approved by the FDA for sale in the US. It comes after a decadelong debate over e-cigarettes.
A portion of a map that erases the borders Colonial powers drew, and shows instead the Indigenous territories, treaties and languages of North America.
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Land acknowledgments state that activities are taking place on land previously owned by Indigenous peoples. They’re popular – but they may harm more than they heal, say three anthropologists.
A protest against racial injustice and police violence in Spain.
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A transnational movement for racial justice requires a sensitivity to the specific, local conditions in which race and racism touch the everyday lives of people.
In 2014, the Islamic State group could draw crowds of supporters, like these in Mosul, Iraq. But actual fighting recruits have been harder to come by.
A second plot was planned on 9/11, but there were too few terrorists to carry it off. Twenty years later, al-Qaida and its offshoot the Islamic State group still have trouble attracting recruits.
Both Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson successfully rode to space on rockets made by their private companies Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, respectively.
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According to a new poll, people across political and demographic lines think the private space race is good for the future but still just an ego trip for the billionaires involved.
As coronavirus cases surge, unvaccinated people are accounting for nearly all hospitalizations and deaths.
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The US has split into “two Americas,” one of the unvaccinated and one of the vaccinated. The differences in deaths and hospitalizations between the two populations are striking.
BTS performs at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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A professor who researches BTS is building a diverse archive of media and analysis about the pop icons.
In the immediate aftermath of an event like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the path forward is not always clear. Looking backward, what have we learned?
The plan sought to broaden high schools sending students to public colleges in Texas.
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New research shows an ambitious state plan to broaden diversity at public universities is missing the mark when it comes to flagship universities.
Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia.
Solar-powered cold chain technologies can be game-changers in the fight against COVID-19 in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Is COVID-19 hitting men harder than women?
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A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.
Jeanette W. Jones holds the September 1957 issue of Ebony magazine, which features the article ‘Mystery People of Baltimore: Neither red, nor black, nor white. Strange ‘Indian’ tribe lives in world of its own.’ She is pictured at center, with her hand on her hip.
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Two Lumbee scholars who have mined local archives in search of tribal history raise the profound question: Who has the rights to memories and artifacts of their people’s past?
Women get shut down when bringing up the still-taboo subject of sexual assault.
A scholar who studies Holocaust survivors sees an explanation for why women change their stories of sexual assault, even now in the
Hurricane Harvey set up a rare natural experiment to study the effects of fishing.
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Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Marx, Madison or God? Who said it first…or at all?
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At the height of Reaganism, close to half of Americans believed a phrase popularized by Karl Marx actually derived from the US Constitution. It doesn’t, but scholars have traced it to the Bible.