Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
Although stretched thin and imperfect, health care workers do our best for everyone who needs us, regardless of the personal choices people have made.
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‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
Afghanistan has vast mineral resources that have long attracted interest from outside countries, but a lack of infrastructure and political instability means they’re unlikely to aid its economy now.
Whether they’re in a classroom or online, students should be encouraged to move around. An expert on learning with technology explains why.
Not all forests respond to hotter and drier conditions in the same way.
Los expertos de Afganistán ofrecen información sobre los talibanes y explican el papel de Estados Unidos en el colapso de Afganistán.
A political philosopher argues why the current situation in Afghanistan should weigh heavily on the American conscience.
Vaccinations, masks and some distancing – along with low community transmission – can help protect students in classrooms and cafeterias.
The Taliban ‘expect a complete handover of power.’ Experts explain who the Taliban are, what life is like under their rule and how the US may bear responsibility for Afghanistan’s collapse.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
Scientists are building a pollen forecasting model using meteorology, botany, pollen count numbers and satellite imagery to help people plan ahead.
More than 40 fire scientists and forest ecologists in the US and Canada teamed up to investigate why wildfires are getting more extreme. Climate change is part of the problem, but there’s more.
People can die when the federal government doesn’t work well with state and local governments – the COVID-19 crisis showed that. But the Biden administration has signaled an openness to collaboration.
There is much at stake as the US withdraws troops from Afghanistan. A political philosopher explains why the US cannot escape the moral consequences of its actions.
Using a technique called admixture mapping, researchers can leverage the diversity of people with mixed ancestry to look for hard-to-find genetic risk factors for diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
How social media services work – the nuts and bolts of interacting with others online – has the power to shape and improve online arguments. Here’s how.
Immigration has historically offset America’s low fertility rate, but the recent dramatic drop in immigration threatens that trend.
Some people have wondered whether the return to something like normal will bring a new Roaring 20s, with new sexual and social mores. One thing is certain: Young people are eager to have sex.