Moderna just released the results of a phase 1 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Results from phase 1 trials of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine created a burst of optimism. But details the company failed to release suggest it is too early to speculate whether the vaccine is effective.
The biblical book of Ezekiel describes a vision of the divine that medieval philosophers understood as revealing the connection between religion and science.
By Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650)
Those experiencing stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus may find guidance in medieval responses to plagues, which relied on both medicine and prayer.
The old idea of running with springs on your feet gets a high-tech makeover.
A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
The courts are sheltering in place too.
The bankruptcy system has always been difficult to navigate, especially for minorities and other vulnerable groups. The pandemic is making it a lot harder.
It’s hard to avoid close contact during a hurricane evacuation and recovery.
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The US faces a high risk of hurricanes and other disasters this year that could leave thousands of people in need of shelter. COVID-19 will make those disasters more dangerous to manage.
When deadly tornadoes struck the Southeast in April, residents in Prentiss, Mississippi, struggled to keep up coronavirus precautions while salvaging what they could from their damaged properties.
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If the forecasts are right, the US could be facing more natural disasters this year – on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Local governments aren't prepared.
Plenty of warm and humid places – including Miami – are seeing the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
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Winter is flu season – could it be coronavirus season as well? The research is mixed, but other factors besides temperature and humidity have more to do with the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.
Traditional vaccines can take years to create. Rather than immunizing people with viral proteins, the new approach gives the molecular instructions that allows the body to make its own vaccine.
Voters could know more about how each of these men think.
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Three new approaches in the field of competitive academic debate offer ideas that could help presidential debates serve both their public purposes.
High-tech tools can help African American children avoid drugs and alcohol, honor their racial heritage, and remain optimistic.
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Rural African American families typically have more disadvantages than those living in urban areas. But high-tech options can help.
Blacks have twice the incidence rates for Alzheimer’s as whites.
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Blacks are at higher risk for many diseases. This is partly due to poverty, discrimination and lack of access to care. But there may be something different about the higher rates of Alzheimer's.
Borrowers looking to eliminate student loan debt through bankruptcy have to clear a series of high hurdles.
Two experts in higher education policy explain the high hurdles that must be cleared to use bankruptcy to escape crushing student loan debt.
Have some healthy skepticism when you encounter images online.
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Images without context or presented with text that misrepresents what they show can be a powerful tool of misinformation, especially since photos make statements seem more believable.
Students work in the plumbing shop at Worcester Technical High School.
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Will the White House plans to boost spending on career and technical education help today's teens land better jobs?
Aimee Stephens worked for a Detroit funeral home for six years before telling her employer she wanted to be issued a female uniform.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tears up her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.
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It's easy to perceive a political opponent as being uncivil – and that opens the door for an uncivil reply as well.
President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the Capitol on Feb. 4, 2020.
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The self-references and superlatives used by President Trump made his State of the Union much more excessive linguistically than this speech’s tone typically is.
Aerial view of a glacier in the Antarctic peninsula region.
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Two centuries after it was first sighted by Russian explorers, Antarctica is a key site for studying the future of Earth's climate – and for global scientific cooperation.
Threatening cultural sites like Persepolis could tarnish US’
reputation as pillar of the international community.
If the US makes good on the president's threat, Iran's heritage won't be the only thing damaged. Washington's reputation would also take a hit.
Converting aging paper documents to digital archives can be a painstaking effort.
Slave Societies Digital Archive
Centuries' worth of important information is stored on paper – which can decay, burn or get eaten by pests. Peek inside the process of making all that data digital.